Syed Alaol

(1607 - 1680 / Faridpur / Bangladesh (British India))

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Alaol (Bengali: আলাওল) was one of the greatest poets of medieval bangla literature.

Birth and Education

He was probably born in 1607 in Jalalpur village in Fatwabad Pargana of faridpur district. His father was a minister of Majlis Kutub, the ruler of Fatwabad. Alaol learnt Bangla, Sanskrit, Arabic and Persian. He was also acquainted with the arts of war and ... more »

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