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Native name  দ্বিজেন শর্মা
Fields  Botany
Name  Dwijen Sharma
Nationality  Bangladeshi

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Born  29 May 1929 (age 86) Shimulia village, Barlekha Upazila, Moulvibazar District, British India (now Bangladesh) (1929-05-29)
Institutions  Brojomohun College Barisal Notre Dame College, Dhaka
Known for  Nature Conservation, science writer
Notable awards  Bangla Academy Award Ekushey Padak
Alma mater  City College, Kolkata, University of Dhaka

Institution  Notre Dame College, Dhaka

Nature conservation award professor dwijen sharma

Dwijen Sharma (29 May 1929 – 15 September 2017) was a Bangladeshi naturalist and science writer. He was awarded Bangla Academy Award in 1987 and Ekushey Padak in 2015 by the Government of Bangladesh for his contribution in language and literature.


Jiboner golpo dwijen sharma

Early life

Sharma was born in Shimulia village of Barlekha Upazila of Moulvibazar District in Sylhet Division. His father Chandrakand Sharma was a "Kobiraj" or rural doctor and his mother Mognomoyi Debi was a social worker. During his childhood, he was fond of visiting the forest of Patharia hill which is situated in Barlekha Upazila.

Education and professional work

Sharma received his bachelor's degree from City College, Kolkata. He earned his master's degree in Botany in 1958 from the University of Dhaka. He then joined Brojomohun College, Barisal. In 1962 he left Barisal to join the faculty of Notre Dame College, Dhaka and worked until 1974. Then, he moved to Moscow to work for Progress Publishers as a translator.

He moved back to Bangladesh in 2000 and joined Banglapedia (National Encyclopedia Of Bangladesh) Project, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh as an editor and translator of biology. He served as vice president of Asiatic Society for 3 years. An encyclopedia of the flora and fauna of Bangladesh in 56 volumes was published by the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh while he was the president of the publishing committee.

Honors and awards

  • Kudrat-i-Khuda Gold medal
  • Bangla Academy Literary Award (1987)
  • Nature Preservation Award by Channel i (2011)
  • M Nurul Qader Children’s Literature Award
  • Ekushey Padak (2015)
  • Personal life

    Sharma was married to Devi Sharma, a former professor at Central Women's University. They have one son and one daughter.


    Sharma wrote more than 30 books. Some notable ones are as follows.

  • Shamoli Nishorgo (Green Nature)
  • Shomajtontre Boshobash (Living in Socialism)
  • Jiboner Shesh Nei (No End To Life)
  • Phoolgulo Jeno Kotha (Each Flower Is A Word)
  • Biggan Shikkha O Daiboddhotar Nirikh ( Science Education and Our Responsibilities)
  • Nishorgo Nirman O Nandonik Bhabna (Building the Environment and Related Thoughts)
  • References

    Dwijen Sharma Wikipedia

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