Published:  01:12 AM, 10 July 2019

Jyotirmoy Guhathakurta

Jyotirmoy Guhathakurta

Jyotirmoy Guhathakurta was a Bengali educator and humanist of the former East Pakistan, now Bangladesh. He was one of the Bengali intellectuals killed by the Pakistan Army during the 1971 Dhaka University massacre on the night of 25 March 1971. Guhathakurta was born to Sri. Kumud Chandra Guhathakurta and Smt. Sumati on 10 July 1920 in Mymensingh town. Both of his parents were Bengali Hindu school teachers. They were originally from Barisal. After matriculating in 1936 from Mymensingh Zilla School, he joined Presidency College in Kolkata to study Intermediate Science. Guhathakurta taught in a number of colleges from 1944 to 1949, such as AM College in Mymensingh, Gurudayal College in Kishoreganj, and Jagannath College in Dhaka. In 1949 he joined the University of Dhaka as a lecturer in English.

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