Mahbub Talukdar

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Mahbub Talukdar
মাহবুব তালুকদার
Talukdar in 2010
Election Commissioner of Bangladesh
In office
15 February 2017 – 14 February 2022
PresidentAbdul Hamid
Chief Election CommissionerKM Nurul Huda
Personal details
Born(1942-02-13)13 February 1942
Purbadhala Upazila, Bengal Presidency, British India
Died24 August 2022(2022-08-24) (aged 80)
Alma materUniversity of Dhaka
Known forPoet, writer, former election commissioner
AwardsBangla Academy Literary Award (2012)

Mahbub Talukdar (13 February 1942 – 24 August 2022)[1][2] was a Bangladeshi poet, writer, civil servant, and one of the Election Commissioners of Bangladesh.[3] He was awarded Bangla Academy Literary Award in 2012 for his contribution in juvenile literature.[4][5] He was a Freedom Fighter and joined the exiled government in 1971.[6]

Early life[edit]

Talukdar was born on 13 February 1942 at Purbadhala Upazila in Netrokona District of the then British Raj.[7] He completed his Secondary School Certificate from Nawabpur Government High School and Higher Secondary School Certificate from Dhaka College.[7] He obtained his graduation and post graduation degree from the University of Dhaka in Bengali language and literature.[3]


Talukdar started his career as teacher at University of Chittagong where he taught Bengali language and literature from 1968 to 1970.[3] In 1971, he participated in the Bangladesh Liberation War[4] and worked in the Ministry of Information under Provisional Government of Bangladesh.[3] Later, he worked at Bangabhaban in various positions for five years.

On 24 January 1972, Talukdar was appointed the special officer for President Abu Sayeed Chowdhury.[7] Then he worked as the public relations officer for President Mohammad Mohammadullah.[7] He was the assistant press secretary and speech writer during the presidency of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.[7] He also served as the director general of Shilpakala Academy.[7] He retired from government service in 1999.

On 15 February 2017, Mahbub Talukdar was appointed a member of the Bangladesh Election Commission by the President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid. The commission consisted of five members and was headed by KM Nurul Huda.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Talukdar was married to Nilufar Begum.[7] The couple had two daughters and a son.[7]


  1. ^ "Former Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukdar Passes away at 80". 24 August 2022. Retrieved 24 August 2022.
  2. ^ সাবেক নির্বাচন কমিশনার মাহবুব তালুকদার মারা গেছেন. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). Retrieved 2022-08-24.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukdar". Bangladesh Election Commission. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Election Commissioner Mahbub was BNP's choice: Tofail". The Daily Star. 30 August 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Bangla Academy Awards announced". Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Honourable Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukdar". Bangladesh Election Commission. Retrieved 2021-11-16.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h জনাব মাহবুব তালুকদার-এর জীবন বৃত্তান্ত [Biography of Mr. Mahbub Talukder] (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). Retrieved 27 March 2019.

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