Sikander Abu Zafar

(19 March 1919 - 5 August 1975 / Satkhira / Bangladesh)

Sikander Abu Zafar
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Sikander Abu Zafar (Bengali: সিকান্দার আবু জাফর) was a Bangladeshi litterateur and journalist.

Early Life

He was born at Tentulia in Satkhira (greater Khulna) where his grandfather Syed Alam Shah Hashemi had settled after coming from Peshwar in Pakistan. His full name is Syed Al Hashemi Abu Zafar Muhammad Bakht Sikander.

He passed Entrance examination (1936) from the neighbouring Tala B Dey Institute and received his IA degree from Ripon College, Kolkata. He started his career in the military accounts section (1939) in Kolkata and then applied for a job in the civil supply office. He also worked with the Globe News Agency of Satyendranath Majumdar for some... more »

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