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Professor Zillur Rahman Siddiqui
Professor Zillur Rahman Siddiqui, born at Durgapur in Jhenaidah in 1928, is an eminent author and educationist in Bangladesh. He attended Bankura and Jalpaiguri Zilla Schools and matriculated from Jessore Zilla School in 1945 with distinction. Afterwards, he studied at Presidency College in Kolkata. He took his BA in 1950 and MA in 1951 in English Literature with First Class in both from University of Dhaka. He studied English Literature at Worcester College of Oxford University during 1952-54. He taught at Dhaka College and then at the University of Rajshahi from 1988 to mid-1973. Thereafter, he taught at Jahangirnagar University and acted as Vice Chancellor of the University for two consecutive terms from 1976 to 1984.

Professor Zillur Rahman Siddiqui served as an Advisor to the caretaker government under justice Shabuddin Ahmed in 1990-91, being in charge of Ministry of Education. He has authored many books in Bangla and English. He edited Purbamegha, a quarterly journal, and monthly Dipankar. He is Editor of Bangla Academy English-Bengali Dictionary. He has traveled in Asia, Europe and North America on academic, literary and cultural missions. He has been honored with Alaol Shahitya Purashkar in 1977, Bangla Academy Award in 1979, Kazi Mahbub Ullah and Begum Zebunnisa Trust Shammanana in 1990, Alokto Shahitya Purashkar in 1998 and Swadhinata Purashkar in 2010.
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