Haider, Daud

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Haider, Daud Gender: M
born on 21 February 1952 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Dohar, Bangladesh, 23n35, 90e09
Timezone R5T h6e (is standard time)
Data source
Rectified from approx. time
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Seth
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 01°18' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 00°42 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 21°10'


Bangladeshi atheist poet who was forced into exile after writing a poem that insulted religion including Islam. He was the literary editor of the Dainik Sambad based in Dhaka. After he wrote the poem criticizing religion, he was physically attacked for his works. He was imprisoned by the government of Bangladesh. President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was blamed for forcing him into exile. His ancestral house was destroyed by arson and one of his relatives was killed. He moved to exile in Kolkata, India before moving to Berlin, Germany.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Ashish Seth quotes him: "I was born on February 21, 1952, in the morning. A few hours later, Dhaka’s streets were bloodied. The sun of independence rose from the Bhasha Andolan" ("In A Language Reborn," 5 March 2016 [1]). A time of 6am is speculative.


  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Atheist
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet