By Sazedur Abedin Santo:
Salah Uddin Mahmud is a poet, story teller, novelist, dramatist, miscellanist and journalist too who was born on 1 february in 1988, hailing from Uttor Urarchar village at Kalkini upazilla in Madaripur. He is the son of Z.M.A Mazed who was an ideal teacher, his mother Hasne Ara was a housewife. Salah uddin was the third of six siblings.
Inspite of being renowned as a short story teller, salah uddin contributed to Bangla poetry, novel, article, column, drama . He completed his graduation and post-graduation with first divition on Bengali literature from Kalkini Syed Abul Hossen University College.
In 2007, Salah Uddin started journalism at kalkini upazilla in Madaripur at The Daily Deshbangla. Later on, he worked at The Shokaler khabor, The Bangla Bazar potrika. The karatoa, The saptahik Bishlession, The Subornogram and the Dainik Pranto as well. he was the news Editor of Weekly kalkini. He was Secretary on Kalkini Press Club. Besides he used to write features on The Prothom Alo, The kaler kantho, the Jugantor, The Samakal, The Jaijaidin and some online portal as well.
In 2014, He started working as a Sub-Editor at Breakingnews.com.bd in Dhaka. At present, he is working as feature incharge in a newsportal jagonews24.com. Besides, he was an associate editor in webmag `ChintaSutra’ and worked as an asistant editor in little mag `Rochoyeta’.
He was awarded with Sunil Sahitya Purosker 2006, 2010 and 2011, Kalkini Press Club award, Kalkini Syed Abul Hossen College Bangla department award, SEL writer award 2016, lekhok Bari Award 2017, Rokomarinew Star Award 2018, Abul Monsur Ahmed Award 2020, Sahitya Diganta Lekhok Puroskar 2020 and Amar Bongobondhu lekhok sommanona 2021. He was also awarded with several awards during his student life for recitation and acting.
Salah uddin Mahmuds story books are `sarkassundori’, `Nishisundori’ and `sundori somogro’. His poetry books are `Mithilar jonno kabbo’ and `Tumi caile’. His commentrial anthologies is `Amar Ami’ and awareness rising book is `Agnikando sotorkota o nirbapon kawsol’. His very first novel is `Mamota’