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Abul Kalam Shamsuddin (November 3, 1897-March 3, 1978) was a journalist, politician and littérateur. He was born at Trishal of Mymensingh.
Shamsuddin passed IA from Dhaka College in 1919. Then he went to Ripon College of Kolkata to gain higher studies. In 1921 he took the Upadhi examination from Gauriya Suvama Vidyayatan. He participated in Khilafat and Non-Cooperation Movement as a student.
In 1922 he joined the Daliy Mohammadi as Assistant Editor. He also edited the weekly Moslem Jogot, The Musalman, the Daily Soltan, the weekly Mohammadi and Mashik Mohammadi. He joined the daily Azad in 1936. He worked as the editor of the daily from 1940 to 1962. He also was the Editor of Daily Pakistan.
Shamsuddin first came to politics after the Jallianwalla Bagh massacre in Punjab. He was inspired by Mahatma Gandhi and joined the Indian National Congress. In 1927 he joined the Muslim League. He also took part in the Pakistan Movement after becoming the President of East Pakistan Renaissance Society. He was also the Chairman of the Reception Committee of the Renaissance Society Summit at Kolkata in 1944. In 1946 he was elected to the Central Legislative Council. Shamsuddin became a Member of Language Committee of East Pakistan Government in 1949.
Abul Kalam Shamsuddin played an important role during the Language Movement. At that time he was the Editor of the leading daily Azad which supplied true news about the Movement. On February 22, 1952 he resigned from the East Bengal Legislative Assembly to protest the police firing of the previous day. Azad also published a special evening edition on that day. According to him the editorial that he wrote to criticize the police firing created massive excitement among the youths.
Abul Kalam Shamsuddin wrote a number of books. He along with some other writer formed a domestic literature society named Raonok. Shamsuddin was the Secretary of this 21 member society of Islamic writers.
Amongst his tooks his autobiography 'Otit Diner Smriti' is considered as his masterpiece. His other works are : Poro Jomi Ba Onabadi Jomi (1938), Trisrota (1939), Khorotorongo (1953), Dristikon (1961), Notun China Notun Desh (1965), Digbijoyi Taimur (1965), Iliad (1967), Palashi Theke Pakistan (1968), Otit Diner Smriti (1968)
Abul Kalam Shamsuddin was awarded a number of awards in Pakistan and Bangladesh. In Pakistan he was awarded the Sitara-i-Khidmat in 1961 and Sitara-i-Imtiaz in 1967. In 1969 during the revolution of people he protested against the government and refused his awards for the cause. He received the Bangla Academy award in 1970. After the Independence of Bangladesh, he was honored with the Ekushey Padak.
He breathed his last on 3rd March, 1978.
    -Banglapedia

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