Syed Mujtaba Ali

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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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