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Biography : Kazi Anwar Hossain

Qazi Anwar Husain (born 19 July 1936, Dhaka) is an author, publisher and translator from Bangladesh. He has used pen names like Bidyut Mitra and Shamsuddin Nawab. Credit goes to him for introducing popular thrillers writing as well as institutionalized publication of paperback fictions in Bengali.



Qazi Anwar Husain's father was a well known scientist and author, Qazi Motahar Hossain, a national professor. Anwar grew up in a literary environment. Some of the more famous members of his family includes his late brother Qazi Mahbub Husain, sister Zobaida Mirza (professor/author), his older sister Sanjida Khatun (singer/author), his younger sister Fahmida Khatun (singer/author), sister Mahmuda Khatun (singer), sons Qazi Maimur Husain and Qazi Shahnur Husain. Anwar Husain's wife is a famous singer Farida Yasmin, older sister of singer Sabina Yasmin.



He got his Master's Degree in Bengali literature and language from the University of Dhaka. As a graduation gift, he requested a printing press of his father. He then proceeded to lock himself in his room for hours at length. In the middle of 1960, he started a paperback publishing house called Sheba Prokashoni with four writers, three of whom were his own pen-names. The publishing house is credited with publishing works of world literature, as well as original work. It has a long tradition.


Sheba Prokashoni, the publishing house

At first, Sheba meant Segun Bagicha, as well as service. Later, It meant only service. In 1971, the Pakistani militants burnt sheba. Sheba gave birth to many successful writers as Rakib Hasan, Asaduzzaman, Masud Mahmud, Khosru Chowdhury, Tipu Kibriya, Anish Das Opu and many others. Sheba's Sister concern is Projapoti, the hard bound publisher.

Few Books of Kazi Anwar Hossain
Double Agent 1-2
Shotru pokkha
Bideshi Guptochar Part-2
Bondi Gogol
All Books of Kazi Anwar Hossain