Farrukh Ahmad

(10 June 1918 - 19 October 1974 / Magura / Bangladesh)

Biography of Farrukh Ahmad

Farrukh Ahmad poet

Farrukh Ahmad (Bengali-ফররুখ আহমেদ) was a poet and writer of Bangladesh. He was one of the most popular Muslim poets of Modern era.


He was born in the village of Sreepur Upazilla of Magura District. He was the second son of Syed Hatem Ali and Begum Rawshan.


He graduated from Khulna Zila School in 1937 and did his I.A. from Ripon College, Kolkata in 1939. Then enrolled at the prestigious Scottish Church College to study BA (Hons) in Philosophy and English Literature, but was unable to his complete studies.

Later Life

As a student, Farrukh Ahmed had been attracted to the radical humanism of Manabendra Nath Roy and had participated in leftist politics. From the forties, however, he supported the Pakistan movement. Despite his Pakistani and Islamic ideals, he supported the Language Movement in 1952 and, later, the liberation war of Bangladesh.

Literary Works

His poems reflect the Arabic and Persian legacy in Bengal and are replete with Arabic and Persian words. He also wrote satirical poems and sonnets.


Bangla Academy Award (1960)
President's Award for Pride of Performance (1961)
Adamjee Prize (1966)
UNESCO Prize (1966)
Ekushey Padak (posthumously, 1977)
Swadhinata Puraskar (posthumously, 1980)

Farrukh Ahmad's Works:

Majhi (1944)
Sirazam Munira (1952)
Naufel O Hatem (1961)
Muhurter Kavita (1963)
Hatemtayi (1966)
Habida Marur Kahini (1981)

Books For Children

Pakhir Basa (1965)
Harafer Chhada (1970)
Chhadar Asar (1970)

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To My Poem

Once again you open wide your window,
Let starry light fall on the cobweb of thought,
Let the wounded mind rise with your measure and rhyme,
Come once to this world beset with dilemma

I have never denied earthly needs,
(But remember : no escapism,
One who can easily get the hectic flush of joy
Never finds the road to struggle closed).

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