About this author
Humayun Kabir was born on 22 February 1906 in Komarpur, in the Bengal Presidency of British India. His father’s name was Khan Bahadur Kabiruddin Ahmed.
He was an Indian educationist and politician. He was also a poet, essayist, and novelist in the Bengali language. He was also a renowned political thinker. He was educated at Exeter College, Oxford, and graduated in 1931. Kabir had been heavily involved with the Oxford Union during his student days, having been elected secretary in 1930 and librarian in 1931.
Kabir published a book of poems in Oxford in 1932 and continued to write poetry, short stories, and novels after his return to India. He also wrote essays and was a well-respected orator.
Humayun Kabir died on 18 August 1969 in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
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