A Short Life Sketch of BIMALENDU BARUA
Name : Bimalendu BARUA
Father’s Name : Late Priyanath BARUA
Mother’s Name : Late Bidhumukhi BARUA
Date of birth : 15th April, 1933
Place of birth : Chittagong, Bangladesh
Mailing Address : Chief Sub-Editor, The Daily AZADI,
Momin Road, Chittagong 4000, Bangladesh.
Race & Religion : Bangalee Buddhist
Nationality : Bangladeshi
Permanent Address : Village & Post Office- Kadhurkhil,
Police Station – Boalkhali,
District – Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Present Address : S. H. Tower, House No.: 205 (2nd Floor), Kazir Dewri,
S. S. Khaled Road, Chittagong,Bangladesh.
Phone: 088-031-628323; 88-01713-376-730;
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Academic Qualification : Graduation from Dhaka University in 1958
Profession : Journalist. Started the career as High School Teacher in 1958 and
ultimately joined Journalism in 1964.
Professional Position : Chief Sub-Editor, The Daily AZADI,
Momin Road, Chittagong 4000, Bangladesh.
Social and Organizational Activities:
● President: Bangladesh Bouddha Kristi Prachar Sangha (BBKPS), Regional Branch of
the World Fellowship of Buddhist (WFB) and National Center of the Asian Buddhist
Conference for Peace (ABCP) Chittagong Zone.
● Former General Secretary of the Central Committee of BBKPS since 1976 to 1985.
● President: Ideal Brothers Association Orphanage, Kadhurkhil Jnanodoy Buddhist
Monastery, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
● President: SUKH, A social welfare organization, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
● President: Kadhurkhil Baruapara Government Primary School Managing
Committee, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
● Chief Advisor: Kadhurkhil Jnanodoy Bouddha Sanskriti Sangsad, Chittagong,
● Executive member: Karal Girls High School Managing Committee, Patiya,
● Chief Advisor: International Buddhist Meditation Center in Bangladesh, A Sociointer
religious, Educational & Cultural Organization, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
● Chief Adviser of Editorial Board: CHAITYAGRAM, quarterly journal of BBKPS,
● Member of the Editorial Board: KRISTI, journal of BBKPS.
● Advisor: Bangladesh Scholarship Council (BSC), Chittagong, Bangladesh.
● Advisor: AMITABHA and SAMYAK two quarterly journals of Buddhist Community.
● Journal Representative: WFB Review, Bangkok, Thailand.
● Journal Representative: ABCP journal, Buddhists for Peace, Ulan Bator, Mongolia.
● Life Member: International Meditation Centre, Buddha Gaya, Bihar, India. and
Bangladesh Bouddha Kristi Prachar Sangha.
● Editor: The KRISTI since 1965 to 1976; Atish Dipankara’s 1000th Birth
Anniversary Souvenir in 1983 and MahaSanghanayaka Visuddhananda
Mahathera’s Diamond Jubilee Souvenir in 1986.
Awards and Felicitation:
◊ Awarded as the Best Journalist by the Chittagong Union of Journalist in 1993.
◊ Awarded as the Best Journalist by the Chittagong Press Club (CPC) in 1998.
◊ Awarded by the Rotary Club of Chittagong Midtown for contribution to the journalism
◊ Felicitated by the Human Rights Society Boalkhali Branch, Chittagong, Bangladesh,
◊ Felicitated by the Gomdandi Pilot High School, Chittagong, Bangladesh, 1993.
◊ Reception at Kadhurkhil Jnanodoy Samskriti Sangsad, Chittagong, Bangladesh, 1993.
◊ Felicitated at Kadhurkhil Marjin Bihar, Chittagong, Bangladesh, 1976.
◊ Felicitated by the Ichamati Dharmananda Bihar at Rangunia, Chittagong, Bangladesh,
◊ Felicitated by the Shantidham Bihar at Mirzapur, P.S Hathazari, Chittagong,
◊ Felicitated by the Community of Chittagong City at Phulki campus in 1979.
◊ Felicitated by the Comilla Konok Stupa Bihar, Laksam, Comilla in 1979.
◊ Felicitated by the International Meditation Center, at Buddhagaya, India in 2003.
◊ Decorated and Awarded with the title ‘SAHITYA BHASKAR’ (Sun of Literature) by
Bangladesh Bouddha Kristi Prachar Sangha in 2004 for the Literary works and
◊ Felicitated and Awarded by the weekly journal SAHASI THIKANA, Chittagong as
outstanding veteran Journalist, 2006.
◊ Felicitated and Awarded by the Bangladeshi community in Japan and monthly journal
POROBASH, Japan as outstanding veteran Journalist and Litterateur, 2006.
● Celebrated Litterateur, Poet, Short story writer and Author of many Books.
Initiated writings in 1948 during the schooling and first poetry published in
the SATYAJUG, a well established and circulated Bengal newspaper in Kolkata,
● Rewarded with many prizes and medals in the competitions for extra curricular
activities during the student life. In the decades of Fifty-Sixties, many poems,
Short stories and various articles published in Journals and Papers at home and
abroad. Such as JAGAJJOTI, BODHI BHARATI, BHARAT TIRTHA, NALANDA in Kolkata in
Bengali and in MOHABODHI journal of Buddhagaya, WFB Review of Thailand and
ABCP journal in English.
● Participated in Bangladesh Radio and Television programs in deliberation of
Talk, in writing of Scripts, Dramalet and Song Sketch on different subjects and
occasions since 1972.
● Attended various National and International Seminars and Conferences since 1972
as different positions and capacity playing important role:
٥ BBKPS National meeting held from 1972 to 2006 at Dhaka and Chittagong.
٥ Atish Dipankar’s 1000th Birth Anniversary Celebration, Dhaka in 1983.
٥ Paharpur Civilization International Seminar, Dhaka in 1987
٥ The World Religious Conference held in Moscow, USSR in 1977.
٥ The Asian Buddhist Conference for Peace (ABCP) held in Ulan Bator,
Mongolia in 1979.
٥ Good will meeting held in Ulan Bator, Mongolia and Moscow, USSR in 1984.
٥ The Asian Buddhist Conference for Peace (ABCP) held in Vientiane, Laos PDR
٥ The World Fellowship of Buddhist (WFB) conference held in Seoul,
South Korea in 1990.
٥ The Buddhist Religious Conference held in Myanmar (Burma) 2001.
٥ The International Buddhist Festival held in Buddha Gaya, India in 2003.
◊ SWAPNAMAYEE SHYMDESH (Travel accounts) in 1976
◊ PASHANER MOUNATATE (Travel accounts) in 1997
◊ KOREYAI KICHUDIN (Travel accounts) in 1999
◊ RONGUM RANGILAR DESHE (Travel accounts) in 2005
◊ KATHA JHARABAR MOHO (Poems) in 2001
◊ MON PABO JENE (Poems) in 2001
◊ SANGHARAJ SILALANKERER SOMKIPTA JIBANEE, 1974
◊ SANTAPADA MAHATHERAR SOMKIPTA JIBANKATHA, 1976
◊ SANGHARAJ SILALANKARER MAHAT JIBANALEKHYA, 1978
◊ SANGHARAJ SILALANKARKE GHIRA SMRITI SOMAROHA, 1978
◊ BANASREE MAHATHERAR JIBANEE, 1980.
◊ DR. BIRENDRA LAL BARUA: JIBON PARICHITI, 1984,
◊ PRAFULLA KAMAL BARUA: JIBANKATHA, 1988
◊ KIBHABE PARITRAN PABEN (Translation from English;
How to over come your difficulties), 1980 and second edition, 1999
◊ JATAK PREMKATHA, 2006
◊ JANANANDITA PRIYANANDA, 2006
◊ GALPA SANGRAHA, 2006.
To be Published:
◊ VOLGA THEKE MEKONG (Travel accounts)
◊ VISHAWABARENYA VISHUDDHANANDA,
◊ PRABANDHA SANGRAHA,
◊ JIBAN JEKHANE JEMON (Auto-biography)
◊ TEL DIYE TELESHMATI (Satiric Articles)
◊ LIFE SKETCH OF MAHASANGHANAYAKA VISUDDHANADA MAHATHERO, 1984
◊ A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF BUDDHISM IN BANGLADESH, 2005
Visits in Abroad:
In 1975 Thailand,
In 1977 Soviet Union and Burma,
In 1979 Soviet Union and Mongolia,
In 1984 Soviet Union and Mongolia,
In 1986 Laos and Thailand,
In 1990 Korea and Thailand
In 1992, 1996, 1999 and 2003 India
In 2001, Myanmar (Burma)
In 2006, Japan
Personal Social Status:
Wife MRS. AMITA BARUA, four daughters BIHTI, SWASTI, SWATI, ANTI (all are married
and established) and only youngest son SABUJ BARUA SHUBHA and his wife
MRS. MITHILA CHOWDHURY both stayed in Japan for higher studies and research.
Mr. Bimalendu Barua came back Dhaka, Bangladesh from Japan 10th January, 2007 and he was injured in a road mishap on January 13 in Dhaka and admitted to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries at around 1.20 pm at 22nd January 2007.
Bimalendu Barua, veteran journalist and chief sub-editor of The Daily Azadi, passed away at Apollo Hospitals in Dhaka at the age of 74. He left behind his wife, four daughters, a son and a host of relatives to mourn his death. His funeral ceremony held 24th January, 2008 (Wednesday) afternoon at his village home at KadhurKhil under Boalkhali upazila of the district Chittagong.
He served at the Daily Azadi for over 40 years. He was also engaged with different socio-cultural organizations and a leading leader of Buddhist community in Bangladesh. He wrote 25 books on different aspects.
Leaders of Bangladesh Buddha Kristi Prachar Sangha, Chittagong Press Club and Chittagong Union of Journalists in separate statements expressed profound shock at his death and conveyed sympathy to members of the bereaved family.