Mahbub Anam was brought into the world in an informed and illuminated group of Mymensingh, on March 28, 1931. The British Empire’s sun was not even close to setting, and the public authority actually had a firm command over the Indian subcontinent.
Albeit the non-participation and Khelafat development and some minor insubordinate demonstrations may have started India’s autonomous battle, the focal point of force was as yet in London, where the chance of a free Indian subcontinent was starting to be talked about at the roundtables being held there. Simultaneously, the entire world was concealed in obscurity shadows of a financial downturn.
It is with these public and global viewpoints that Mahbub Bhai’s instructive life began in the then capital of Bengal, Calcutta, presently Kolkata. His dad, late Abul Mansur Ahmad, was a celebrated writer, litterateur and lawmaker. He was at that point a grounded editorial manager and author.
During the forties, he dispatched the Kolkata based powerful paper the Daily Ittehad as its manager. The writer of Food Conference, Abul Mansur Ahmad can be named as one of the trailblazers and among the most impressive mocking journalists in Bengali writing. He was a firm devotee of common and vote based governmental issues.
He was a high level head of Awami League and an incredible focal clergyman of Pakistan during the Shaheed Suhrawardy government in 1956-57. His significant other Akikunnesa Ahmad was additionally an exceptionally instructed artistic individual. Her works, Adhunika Stree (The Modern Wife) and Adhunik Shwami (The Modern Husband) made waves among Bengali perusers, particularly ladies. Mahbub Bhai was conceived and raised in this edified family climate.
In the wake of finishing his school life, he learned at the Ananda Mohan College of Mymensingh, and turned into the overall secretary of the undergrad’s association and furthermore the overall secretary of the Mymensingh locale Chhatra League in 1952-53. My dad was moved to Mymensingh, and I additionally turned into an understudy of Mymensingh Zilla school; moving from Saint Gregory’s school of Dhaka.
I recall, as I was on the rundown of top 10 worthy understudies (we would call the accomplishment “remain” in those days), Mahbub Bhai revealed to me that “You have broken the well established scholarly hindrance of the Zilla school by getting a spot among the main 10 understudies.
Congrats to you.” He was a contemporary of my senior sibling late Faruq Choudhury (a creator and a representative), and they had a profound fellowship. He referenced in his life account Jiboner Baluka Belay how he and his three different schoolmates and companions from University of Dhaka went to Kolkata as a component of “endeavors for improving Indo-Pak relations”.
Faruq Choudhury portrayed the “mission” with his common humor-filled phonetic tone in the book’s 55th and 56th pages. The head of the group was Mahbub Anam. Faruq Choudhury composed:
“To the extent I recollect that, we showed up at a school social program, which was intended to improve Indo-Pak relations. Mahbub referenced that he knows the manager of Satyayuga magazine, who was his dad’s companion. We four companions arrived up at the workplace of Satyayuga. There, Mahbub Anam gave a short meeting with respect to the targets of our “profoundly significant” Kolkata venture.
It was 1954, and heaps of exercises were continuing for the surveys in the then East Pakistan. At this basic point, Satyayuga printed “Addressing an inquiry in regards to the East-Pakistan surveys, the head of the group, Mahbub Anam referenced that United Front, the restricting party of the decision Muslim League, is consistently assembling strength”.”
Afterward, during the overall races (1954), Mahbub Bhai was designated the acting exposure secretary of United Front for the benefit of the Awami League. Later on, he turned into a chosen parliament part during the 6th general decisions. He likewise effectively finished his MA degree in way of thinking from the University of Dhaka.
Mahbub Bhai was a sibling figure to me, and I got a ton of inspiration and support from him while he was remaining in Mymensingh. One of my companions (DA Rashid) and I distributed a short story assortment for the young, which was named Notun Chobi (A New Image). Aside from close family members who felt ethically obliged, a couple of individuals paid cash to purchase that book.
Among them, two names are as yet written in my journal. One of them was the youthful legal advisor Mr Sultan (who later turned into the primary high magistrate of free Bangladesh to the UK), and the other individual was Mahbub Bhai. While I was as yet a school understudy, Rashid and I turned into the editors for a month to month youth magazine named Provati, however the distribution must be halted after two versions.
In that distribution, not many benefactors were remembered for the rundown of beneficiaries of the “free duplicate”, among whom were Rashid’s old neighborhood Dhonbari’s Nawabzada Hasan Ali Chowdhury, and Mahbub Bhai, for the supporting job he played in the distribution of Mymensingh’s Chaader Haat (presented by Monthly Minaar). I recall, Mymensingh had an exuberant social climate around then, and Mahbub Bhai assumed a critical part in its creation.
In 1954, Mahbub Bhai turned into the overall secretary, by overcoming an incredible rival named Khorshed Alam (bhai), at the University of Dhaka’s Salimullah Muslim Hall’s understudy association races. Khorshed Alam Bhai (a future CSP official, account secretary and the legislative head of Bangladesh Bank) was a splendid understudy who procured qualifications in both Matric and IA assessments.
He was additionally a journalist. Mahbub Bhai, a competitor of a Chhatra League upheld stage called Oikkodoot, turned into the sole victor from his foundation. Different champs remaining from the Chattra Union-upheld stage Democratic Jukto Front (United Front) were AMA Muhit (Bhai), the VP, who in his later life turned into a CSP, a clear author, the account serve and a government official, and myself, chosen as the joint secretary.
To the furthest extent that I can recollect, aside from Mahbub Bhai, any remaining positions were filled by Democratic United Front applicants. This plainly showed the amazing individual attributes and enormous fame of Mahbub Bhai. In the exercises of our understudy bureau, we generally kept a sincere and agreeable climate, and we worked successfully collectively. I recollect, at the finish of our term, we went to the choice that improving the nature of the lunch and supper dinners served in the lounge area had become a critical need.
Nonetheless, to do as such, it got basic to expand the wreck charge of the private understudies by at any rate five Taka (Rupees, around then) each month; from the current charge of Rs 30 or 35. We went to the agreement that we will regard this as a “cash bill” and raise it during a gathering required the private and general understudies. We proceeded with the arrangement, yet the movement was crushed just barely of restricting votes.
As we were firm devotees of vote based standards and rehearses, and as our “account bill” was dismissed by the electors, we concluded that the “Muhit-Anam” bureau, alongside different individuals, ought to leave. Mahbub Bhai took a ton of activities in regards to this matter.
I recollect, Muhit Bhai, Mahbub Bhai and I submitted, face to face, our renunciation letters to the understudy association administrator, and Provost Dr MA Gani. The typical definitive figure, Dr MA Gani, gave us a distrusting look. At that point he got the marked abdication letters, yet educated us that “Your renunciation can’t be acknowledged as of now. You should proceed with your work.
” Needless to say, we figured out how to finish our leftover term of around one and a half months effortlessly. During Muhit Bhai’s residency as the account serve, I once referenced this story to refer to act as an illustration of how a majority rule interaction can be followed. The memory made a funny impact on the conversation. Nonetheless, when we initially presented the acquiescence letters, we were dead genuine.
As a youthful understudy, Mahbub Bhai consistently kept a demeanor of administration, and in 1950-51, he turned into the understudy association secretary and the magazine supervisor of the Kolkata Islamia College (Currently Maulana Azad College).
During his school days (at the Kolkata Aliya Madrasa’s English Department), he partook in some understudy exercises. In Kolkata, he was imprisoned interestingly for participating in the development to free chief Rashid Ali on “Rashid Ali Day”. Mahbub Bhai was additionally an exceptionally included and dynamic extremist of the Language Movement.
He was imprisoned in 1952 as the overall secretary of “Mymensingh Zilla Tamaddun Majlish” and joint secretary for the “Rastrobhasha Songgram Porishod”. He was again imprisoned for partaking in the Language Movement as the overall secretary of SM Hall. Later on, the public authority regarded him by granting him the “Valiant Soldier of the Language Movement” decoration in