Syed Mujtaba Ali
Born: 13 September 1904
Died: 11 February 1974
- He was a Bengali author, journalist, travel enthusiast, academic, scholar, and linguist.
- He lived in Bangladesh, India, Germany, Afghanistan, and Egypt.
- He then studied at the Al-Azhar University in Cairo during 1934–1935.
- He taught at colleges in Baroda (1936–1944) and Bogra (1949).
- After a brief stint at Calcutta University in 1950, he became Secretary of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations and editor of its Arabic journal Thaqafatul Hind.
- From 1952 to 1956 he worked for All India Radio at New Delhi, Cuttack, and Patna.
- He then joined the faculty of Visva-Bharati University (1956–1964) as professor of the German language and later of Islamic Culture.
- He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2005 by the Government of Bangladesh.
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September 13, 2019