He was jailed multiple times due to his political affiliations
The seventh death anniversary of the journalist, columnist, writer, leftist politician, and freedom fighter Nirmal Sen was observed on Wednesday.
The Nirmal Sen Smriti Shongshod arranged a memorial meeting to observe the death anniversary at Kotalipara upazila of Gopalganj.
Sen was left paralyzed after suffering a brain stroke in 2011. During the last stage of his life, he suffered from acute pneumonia and was kept on life support for the last 10 days of his life. He breathed his last on January 8, 2013, at the age of 83 years.
Nirmal Sen was born to Surendranath Sen Gupta and Labanya Prova Sen Gupta of Dighipar village of Kotalipara on August 3, 1930.
He was the fifth among five brothers and three sisters. During the partition, Nirmal's parents went to Kolkata along with his siblings.
Nirmal however stayed back due to his unbound love for his motherland.
He grew up in his aunt's house and completed his secondary education in 1944, at the age of 14. He passed his ISC from Barisal BM College and BA and Masters from University of Dhaka.
He started his political career with the "Leave India" movement while studying in school.
He was an active member of the revolutionary organization "Anushilan Samiti" in his college days. Later he joined Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP).
He also worked as the general secretary of the Shramik Krishak Samajbadi Dal (Labour Farmer Socialist Party) for a long time.
He was jailed multiple times due to his political affiliations.
He started his journalism career in 1959 with the Daily Ittefaq. He then worked for newspapers like Daily Azad, Daily Pakistan, Daily Bangla.
He was the president of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ). He also taught as a guest lecturer in the journalism department of University of Dhaka.
Nirmal Sen is also well known as a writer. His mentionable works are Purbo Pakistan Theke Bangladesh, Manush Shomaj Rashtro, Berlin theke Moscow, Ma Jonmobhumi, Shabhabik Mrittur Guarantee Chai, Amar Jibon 71 er Juddho, Amar Jobanbondi.