Syed Ali Ahsan
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Syed Ali Ahsan was born on 26 March 1922, in the village of Alokdia in Magura (formerly under Jessore District), Bengal Province. He was a Bangladeshi poet, writer, and university academic.
He grew up in an atmosphere steeped in Sufi traditions inherited from both his paternal and maternal ancestors. While studying at the Armanitola Government High School in 1937, he published a poem called The Rose in his school magazine. Subsequently, stories, essays, and poems written by him in Bengali were published in magazines.
He worked in All India Radio. He was a professor of the Department of Bengali in the University of Dhaka and later, head of the department of Bengali of the University of Karachi. He was a director of Bangla Academy and was the vice chancellor of Jahangirnagar University, the University of Rajshahi, and Darul Ihsan University.
He was credited as the official English translator of the National Anthem of Bangladesh.
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