About this author
Dhruba Esh was born on 7 January 1967. He is a Bangladeshi cover artist and writer. He has designed a number of the most notable covers including Humayun Ahmed’s Himu and Misir Ali series.
He won the 2022 Bangla Academy Literary Award for his contribution to children’s literature.
He was brought up in Sunamganj District of the then East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) to Bhupati Ranjan Esh and Leela Esh. He graduated from the University of Dhaka in fine arts.
Esh started his career as a cover artist in 1989 when he was a second-year student at Dhaka University. Initially, he used to cover the book of Imdadul Haque Milan.
He was later introduced to Humayun Ahmed by other publishers and started designing book covers for him in the 1990s. In an interview with The Daily Star in February 2019, he said that he has designed close to 25,000 book covers in his career.