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Mohammad Zafar Iqbal : Famous Writer of Bangladesh

Updated on September 19, 2015
Zafar Iqbal
Zafar Iqbal
Zafar Iqbal with family
Zafar Iqbal with family | Source

At a glance

Muhammed Zafar Iqbal, a familiar name in modern bangla literature. He is a famous writer of fiction, science fiction, children literature and column in newspapers. He wrote hundreds of famous books. His first publication is "Kopotronik Sukh-Dukkho", a science fiction. That was an wonderful start and later he introduced a new style of writing in the era of Bengali science fiction. He basically writes for the children. His children literature is playing a great role as the young readers enriching them to be perfect future citizen as they are getting proper moral education in disguise of fun. Besides those some film is made based on some of his writing. First film based on his book was Dipu No.2. He is a professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh.

His Personal life

Muhammed Zafar Iqbal is from Kutubpur village in Mymensingh District. But he was born on 23 December 1952 in Sylhet. His father's name is Faizur Rahman Ahmed and mother is Ayesha Foyez. His father was a police officer and was killed by Pakistani Army during the liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971. He spent his childhood in various places of Bangladesh mostly in Sylhet for his father's transferring job. His brother, Humayun Ahmed, the name itself is synonymous to modern bangla literature. He was the most famous novelist, dramatist, screenwriter, play-writer, Lyricist and filmmaker. Another brother, Ahsan Habib, is a painter and the editor of famous cartoon magazine Unmad. His wife, Dr. Yasmeen Haque is a scientist and is in teaching in the dept. of Physics of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology(SUST). They have one son - Nabil and one daughter - Yeshim.



Mohammad Zafar Iqbal passes SSC in 1968 from Bogra Zilla School, HSC in 1970 from Dhaka College and B.Sc in physics in 1976 from Dhaka University. Then he achieved PhD in 1982 from University of Washington.


Later Mohammad Zafar Iqbal joined at post-doctoral research at California Institute of Technology and worked there from 1983 to 1988. Then he worked as a research scientist in Bell Communications Research (Bellcore) up to 1994.

Then he returned Bangladesh and joined at the faculty of the Computer Science and Engineering department at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology and later became the head of the Electrical and Electronics Engineering department in the same institution.

 Shahjalal University of Science and Technology
Shahjalal University of Science and Technology | Source

His Writings and Creations


Md. Zafar Iqbal wrote lots of books mainly for the young readers such as science fiction and child literature/adventure. He also wrote and writing novels, short stories, column in news papers etc. He is just lighting lights for the new generation by his writing.

Some of the most popular books of Md. zafar Iqbal are as follows.

  • Akas Bariye Dao
  • Aktukhani Biggan
  • Amar Bondhu Rashed / Rashed My Friend
  • Ami Topu
  • Amra O Crab Nebula
  • Bachcha Voyonkor Kachcha Voyonkor
  • Bigganer Ekso Mojar Khela
  • Biggani anik lumba
  • Biggani Sofdor Alir Moha Moha Abiskar
  • Beesh Bochor Pore (As an editor)
  • Beji
  • Bokulappu
  • boishaker hahakar
  • Brishtir tikana
  • Bubuner Baba
  • Chhayaleen
  • Chelemanushi
  • Copotronik shuk dukko
  • Cromium Oronno
  • Crugo
  • Danoob
  • Dekha Alo, Na dekha Rup
  • Dipu Number 2
  • Dosshi Kojon
  • Dushto Cheler Dol
  • Dusuopner Ditio Prohor
  • Ekjon Otimanobi
  • Ekti mrittu dondo
  • Eron
  • Fobeaner Jatri
  • Gonit Abong Aro Gonit (Jointly with Jakariya Swapan)
  • Hatkata Robin
  • Ikarash
  • Jara Biobot
  • Jarul Chowdhurir Manikjorr
  • Jolojo
  • Jonmodin
  • Kabil kohkafi
  • Kajoler din ratri
  • Kopotronik Sukh-Dukkho
  • Litu Brittanto
  • Metsys
  • Meyetir nam narina
  • Mohakashe Moha Tras
  • Mohabbat Alir Ekdin
  • Mukti judder itihash
  • Nareena
  • Neurone Onuronon (Jointly with Mohammad Kaykobad)
  • Neurone Onuronon 2 (Jointly with Mohammad Kaykobad)
  • Nishshongo bochon
  • Nishshongo Grohochari
  • Nitu O Taar Bondhura
  • Noy Noy Sunno Tin
  • Nut boltu
  • O
  • Obonil
  • Octopuser chokh
  • Omikronik Rupantor
  • Ondokarer groho
  • Onuron Golok
  • Phoenix
  • Pishachini
  • Pree
  • Pret
  • Project Nebula
  • Raju O Agunalir Voot
  • Rasha
  • Ratuler Raat Ratuler Din
  • Robo nishi
  • Robonogori
  • Rongin choshma
  • Ruhan Ruhan
  • Saira Scientist
  • Sahnaz O Captain Dablu
  • Schooler Naam Pothochari
  • Shanta Poribar
  • Sobuj velvet
  • Songi shati posupakhi
  • Suhanar shopno
  • Swapno (choto golpo)
  • System Ediphas
  • Tinni o bonya
  • Tomader Prosno Amar Uttor
  • Tratuler Jagat
  • Trinitry Rashimala
  • Triton Ekti Groher Nam
  • Tuki O Jhayer (Pray) Dusshahoshik Obhijan
  • Tukunjil
  • T-Rexer Sondhane
  • 2030 Saler Ekdin O Onnano

Movies and Dramas

Some movies and dramas are produced on the basis of his writings. Dipu No.2 and Amar Bondhu Rashed are the most popular and mentionable.

Other Works

Zafar Iqbal is also a famous columnist of Bangladesh. His writings helps sensible citizen as a guidance to the proper way.


Mohammad Zafar Iqbal was awarded Bangla Academy Award in 2004. He was also awarded several awards for his writings. Moreover, he received Rotary SEED Award for contribution in the field of education.


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