Poet Mahbub ul Alam Chowdhury has been reputed as the Ekusher Prothom Kabi for writing the first poem, “Kandte Ashinee Fasheer Dabee Niye Achechi” on the Language Movement in 1952. In recognition he was awarded the national ‘Ekushe Padak’ (Posthumous) in 2009. Though basically a poet he wrote a considerable number of articles, dramas; and contributed numerous columns in the daily newspapers. His publications includes 22 books of poetry, essay, drama, column and memoirs.
He participated, since his early life in most of the political and cultural movements until the liberation war and continued his struggle for peoples freedom throughout his life.
In 1947, at the age of 20, he edited a progressive monthly magazine from Chittagong, titled ‘Shimanto’ (1947-1952) which included invaluable contributions of the eminent writers from the then East and West Bengal of undivided India. Post liberation he edited ‘Dainik Swadhinata’ (1972-1982) from Chittagong.
He was one of the fore-runners of establishing the most reputed cultural organization, “Kristi Kendra” and monthly “Sahittya Baithak” at Chittagong.
He led a number of groups to participate in different cultural and political events during the decades 40’s and 50’s.
In recognition to his role as a cultural activist, politician, organizer and writer he has been rewarded with many fecilitations and citations.
He was born in Chittagong on 07 November, 1927 and died at Dhaka on 23 December, 2007.
Author of the first poem on the Language Movement, 21 February 1952
Birth Date : November 7, 1927 Mahbub ul Alam Chowdhury Gohira Asaad Chowdhury House Raujan, Chittagong.
Death Date : December 23, 2007, Dhaka
Father: Late Ahmadur Rahman Chowdhury
Mother: Late Rowshan Ara Begum
Education : Passed Entrance Examination from Gohira High School in First Division with distinction (1947). Left Chittagong College whilestudying intermediate (I.A.) for political reasons.Achievements: