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Kaykobad

(1858–1952 / Dhaka / Bangladesh)

Kaykobad
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Kaykobad (Bengali: কায়কোবাদ; also spelt Kaikobad) or Mohakobi Kaykobad (Kaykobad the great poet) was the pen name of the poet Kazem Ali Quereshi.

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Kaikobad was a Bengali epic poet and writer. He was born in 1857 in the village of Agla in the Upazila of Nawabganj, in the district of Dhaka, in what is now Bangladesh. He was the son of Shahamatullah Al Qureshi, a lawyer at the Dhaka District Judge Court.

Kaikobad studied at Pogose School and St.Gregory School in Dhaka. He then went to Dhaka Madrasah where he studied up to the Entrance Examination. However, he did not sit for the examinations, returning instead to his native village to take up... more »

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