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Novelist Hasan Azizul Huq

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Literature Desk :
asan Azizul Huq (born 2 February 1939) is a Bangladeshi short-story writer and novelist. He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 1999 and Bangla Academy Literary Award in 1970.
Hasan Azizul Huq was born in Jabgraam in Burdwan district of West Bengal. In 1947, his parents moved to Phultala, near the city of Khulna, Bangladesh. He completed his post-graduation from Rajshahi University in 1960.
He served as a faculty in the department of Philosophy of the same University.
Huq was the second Bangabandhu Chair of the Department of History at the University of Dhaka.
His first published volume is Somudrer Swopno, Shiter Oronyo (1964). Among other notable volumes are: Atmoja o Ekti Korobi Gaachh (1967), Jeebon Ghose Agun (1973), Namhin Gotrohin (1974), Patale, Haspatale (1981), Kothokotaa (1981), Oprokasher Bhaar (1988) and Ma Meyer Sonsar (1997) and Raar Boanger Golpo (1999). He wrote two autbiographies: Firey Jai Firey Ashi and Uki Diye Digonto.
His stories have been translated into English, Hindi, Urdu, Russian and Czech.
Award : Bangla Academy Literary Award (1970) Ekushey Padak (1999), Ananda Purashkar (2008), Druhee Katha-Shahityik Abdur Rouf Choudhury Memorial Award, Adamjee Literary Award, Lekhok Shibir Puroshkar, Alaol Sahitya Puroshkar, Alokto Sahitya Puroshkar, Agrani Bank Puroshkar, Philips Sahitya Puroshkar
References:
‘Happy birthday Hasan Azizul Huq.’ The Daily Star. February 2, 2016. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
[Ekushey Padak winners list] (in Bengali). Government of Bangladesh. Retrieved 23 August 2017. [Winners list] (in Bengali). Bangla Academy. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
‘Hasan Azizul Haque.’ The Daily Star. 2016-02-05. Retrieved 2017-11-23.
Emran Mahfuj (July 5, 2015). ‘Bangalis are trying to get ahead by forgetting the past.’  The Daily Star. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
Further reading:
Golpo Songroho (Collected Stories), the national textbook of BA  (pass and subsidiary) course of Bangladesh, published by University of Dhaka in 1979 (reprint in 1986).
Bangla Sahitya (Bengali Literature), the national textbook of Intermediate (College) level of Bangladesh published in 1996 by all educational boards.

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