I was born in a southern district of Bangladesh on Sep 12 in a respectable family with several siblings and I was one of the youngest in the family. My father was a lawyer and mother was a simple Bangladeshi house wife. I lost my father when I was only 17/18 and in first year of University. After losing my father, my mother became the centre of my all attentions. She passed away in Feb 1998 soon after I came to Sydney. I write, draw, and photograph since I was very young.
Gardening, travelling, sightseeing, socializing are my interests apart from writing short stories, poems, drawing pictures and photography. I was awarded 1st prize for recitation of poem in a district school competition organized by Soviet- Bangladesh Moitri Samitee in 1973. Also, I used to write & draw pictures regularly for ‘Young Observer’ in the 70s.
In 1982, I was awarded a crest (Ekushe Padak) by the university litterateur society for my outstanding contributions to culture and literature at the campus while I used to write short stories and poems in the university journals on a regular basis, also my contributions to arts, culture, wall magazines and poster competitions. I worked in a managerial position in Bangladesh nearly ten years at a public sector organisation before migrated to Australia.
I came to Australia as a skilled immigrant in 90s with my wife and a four years old daughter who completed her MBBS degree and commenced her work as an intern doctor recently. Two of my children were born in Australia and they are studying in university and high school at various academic years. I have been working with an Australian Large Organisation over a decade while studying law in part time capacity at a law school in Sydney last two years.
I am delighted to see “Sangbad Australia” the only Bangladeshi Community news portal in English run by our very own people. I wish all the success for this news portal.