Asad Chowdhury is a poet, writer, translator, radio, television personality and journalist, as well as a cultural activist in Bangladesh. He won Ekushey Padak in 2013 and Bangla Academy Literary Award in 1987. During the liberation war of Bangladesh, he was a contributor and broadcaster of Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra in Kolkata. He has also been assistant editor in "The Joybangla" (Kalkata, 1971) and in "The Daily Janapada" (Dhaka, February 1973).
He served as the director at the Bangla Academy, Dhaka and worked as an editor at the Bengali service of Deutsche Welle after his retirement. Chowdhury is a life member of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh and a fellow of Bangla Academy , Dhaka. He was born on 11 February 1943 (age 75) in Ulania, Bengal Presidency, British India.
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