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Ahsan Habib (cartoonist)

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Native name  আহসান হাবীব
Occupation  Cartoonist, editor
Spouse  Afroza Amin
Nationality  Bangladeshi
Children  Shabnam Ahsan
Parents  Ayesha Foyez

Ethnicity  Bengali
Name  Ahsan Habib
Education  University of Dhaka
Alma mater  University of Dhaka
Role  Cartoonist
Siblings  Humayun Ahmed
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Nieces  Shila Ahmed, Nova Ahmed, Bipasha Ahmed
Nephews  Ninit Ahmed, Nuhash Ahmed, Nishad Ahmed

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Ahsan Habib ([aɦsan ɦabib]) is a Bangladeshi cartoonist, writer and editor of Unmad, a satire magazine.


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Early life

Habib was the third son of Foyezur Rahman and Ayesha Foyez. His father, a police officer, was killed by the Pakistani army during the liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971. His elder brother, Humayun Ahmed, was a writer and film-maker. Another brother, Muhammed Zafar Iqbal, is also a writer and educationist. Habib is married to Afroza Amin and they are parents to only child Shabnam Ahsan.

Due to his father's occupation, Habib spent his childhood in different parts of Bangladesh - Jagdal, Panchagarh, Rangamati, Bandarban, Chittagong, Bogra, Comilla and Pirojpur.


Habib studied in more than eight schools before the SSC exam. He earned MSc degree in geography from the University of Dhaka.


Habib started career as a cartoonist and writer. He is the editor of Unmad, a satire magazine running since the early 1980s. He was the editor of the Bengali science fiction magazines, Moulik, Autoline, and Ghuddi. He is an adviser of Bangladesh Cartoonist Association.

As a cartoonist, Habib designed many covers. He also worked on writing Sher, a short witty 3/4 lined satiric poem, mainly found in the Indian Subcontinent.

In 2015 he joined as a professor of Daffodil International University in department of Multimedia and Creative Technology (MCT). His area of teaching is Graphic Novel.


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    Ahsan Habib (cartoonist) Wikipedia

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