Samudra Gupta

(23 June 1946 – 19 July 2008 / Sirajganj / Bangladesh)

Samudra Gupta
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Samudra Gupta (Bengali: কবি সমুদ্র গুপ্ত) was an Bangladeshi poet and journalist. Gupta was a strong critic of both communalism and Islamic fundamentalism, and expressed his opposition to these ideologies within his writings.

Gupta was born Abdul Mannan in Hashil village in Sirajganj District. Mannan adopted the pseudonym of Samudra Gupta during the 1960s and was widely recognized by his pen name during his life and career. He took part in the start of the uprising against Pakistan beginning in 1969 and fought in the Bangladesh Liberation War.

Gupta was originally a journalist by profession. He worked as different daily and weekly newspapers throughout Bangladesh. Gupta... more »

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