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List of notable or famous poets from Bangladesh, with bios and photos, including the top poets born in Bangladesh and even some popular poets who immigrated to Bangladesh. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Bangladeshi poets then this list is the perfect resource for you. These poets are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known poet from Bangladesh is included when available.

List of famous Bangladeshi poem writers includes Taslima Nasrin, Swadesh Roy and more.

This historic poets from Bangladesh list can help answer the questions "Who are some Bangladeshi poets of note?" and "Who are the most famous poets from Bangladesh?" These prominent poets of Bangladesh may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Bangladeshi poets.

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Jasimuddin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Poets from Bangladesh
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Jasimuddin (Bengali: জসীম উদ্‌দীন) (1 January 1903 – 14 March 1976), popularly called Palli Kabi (Pastoral Poet), was a Bangladeshi poet, lyricist, composer and writer widely celebrated for his modern ballad sagas in the pastoral mode. His Nakshi Kanthar Math and Sojan Badiar Ghat are considered among the best lyrical poems in the Bengali language. He is the key figure for the revivals of pastoral literature in Bengal during the 20th century. A versatile writer, Jasimuddin wrote poems, ballads, songs, dramas, novel, stories, memoirs, travelogues, etc.Born in Faridpur, Jasimuddin was educated at Culcutta University where he also worked as Ramtanu Lahiri assistant research fellow under Dinesh ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 73 (1903-1976)

Birthplace: Faridpur District, Bangladesh

Jibanananda Das is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Poets from Bangladesh
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Jībanānanda Dāś (Bengali: জীবনানন্দ দাশ, ) (18 February 1899 – 22 October 1954) was a Bengali poet, writer, novelist and essayist. Popularly called "Rupashi Banglar Kabi'' (Poet of Beautiful Bengal), Das is probably the most read poet after Rabindranath Tagore and Nazrul Islam in Bangladesh and West Bengal. While not particularly recognised initially, today Das is acknowledged as one of the greatest poets in the Bengali language.Born in Barishal to a Vaidya-Brahmo family, Das studied English literature at Presidency College, Kolkata and earned his MA from Calcutta University. He had a troubling career and suffered financial hardship throughout his life. He taught at many colleges but was ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 55 (1899-1954)

Birthplace: Barisal, Bangladesh

Kazi Nazrul Islam is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Poets from Bangladesh
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Kazi Nazrul Islam (Bengali: কাজী নজরুল ইসলাম, Bengali pronunciation: [kazi nozrul islam] (listen); 25 May 1899 – 29 August 1976) was a Bengali poet, writer, musician, anti-colonial revolutionary and the national poet of Bangladesh. Popularly known as Nazrul, he produced a large body of poetry and music with themes that included religious devotion and rebellion against oppression. Nazrul's activism for political and social justice earned him the title of "Rebel Poet" (Bengali: বিদ্রোহী কবি; Bidrohi Kobi). His compositions form the avant-garde genre of Nazrul Sangeet (Music of Nazrul).Born in a Bengali Muslim Kazi family, Nazrul Islam received religious education and as a young man worked as a ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 77 (1899-1976)

Birthplace: Churulia, West Bengal, Eurasia, East India, India, + more

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Khondakar Ashraf Hossain... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Poets from Bangladesh
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Khondakar Ashraf Hossain (Bengali: খোন্দকার আশরাফ হোসেন; 4 January 1950 – 16 June 2013) was a leading postmodernist poet, essayist, translator, and editor from Bangladesh. He wrote more than eighteen titles. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 63 (1950-2013)

Birthplace: Jamalpur Sadar Upazila, Bangladesh