Syed Shamsul Haq is a Bangladeshi poet and writer.Early lifeSyed Shamsul Haq was born in Kurigram on 27 December in 1935. His father was Syed Siddique Husain, a homeopathic physician. His mother was Halima Khatun. His father came to Kurigram to pursue the practice of medicine. Traditionally they belonged to a Peer family. But Haq's father broke with family tradition and pursued an English education and then took up medicine.Personal lifeHaq married Anwara Syed Haq. She is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in London. Together they have one daughter, Bidita Sadiq, and one son, Ditio Syed Haq. Bidita teaches English literature at higher school level. Ditio, an IT specialist, writes stories, lyrics and music.Haq lives alternately in Dhaka and London.AwardsBangla Academy Award (1966)Adamjee Literary Award (1969)Alakta Gold Medal (1982)Alaol Literary Award (1983)Kabitalap Award (1983)Literary Award of the Association of Women WritersEkushey Padak (1984)Jebunnessa-Mahbubullah Gold Medal (1985)Padabali Kabita Award (1987)Nasiruddin Gold Medal (1990)National Poetry Award (1997)national Poetry Honour (2001)TENAS Medal (1990).Independence Day Award (2000)Further readingGolpo Songroho, the national text book of B.A. course of Bangladesh, published by University of Dhaka in 1979 .Bangla Sahitya, the national text book of intermediate level of Bangladesh published in 1996 by all educational boards.