Syed Shamsul Haq

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Syed Shamsul Haq (1935-2016), popularly known as a sabyasachi [literally, ambidextrous; able to write in different genres] writer, was one of the most prolific and versatile writers of Bangladesh - he wrote in almost all major genres. He was born on 27 December 1935 in Kurigram, in present-day Rangpur division of northern Bangladesh. He was the eldest of eight children of Syed Siddique Husain, a homeopath. Haq’s mother Halima Khatun was a housewife. Even though theirs was a peer (Islamic saint) family belonging to Muslim aristocracy, Haq’s father parted with family traditions and pursued English education. His idea of taking up homeopathy, too, was quite challenging. It is noteworthy that Haq’s …

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Citation: Huq, Sabiha. "Syed Shamsul Haq". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 14 September 2022 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14577, accessed 07 February 2023.]

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