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  • Shamsur Rahman

    Shamsur Rahman was a Bangladeshi poet, columnist and journalist. Rahman, who emerged in the latter half of the 20th century, wrote more than sixty books of poetry and is considered a key figure in Bengali literature.

  • Rudra Mohammad Shahidullah

    Born on 16 October, 1956, in Barisal, Bangladesh, Rudra Mohammad Shahidullah was a Bengali poet who was popular for his

  • Akhteruzzaman Elias

    Born in Gaibandha District, Akhteruzzaman Elias was a Bangladeshi novelist and short story writer. He did not write many novels yet he is arguably the most radical novelist of Bangladesh is recognised as one of the most critically acclaimed Bengali novelists.

  • Humayun Azad

    Abu Kaiser, one of his fellow students in the department of Bangla, Dhaka University, remembers Azad as the student who used to don "a Bonde Ali Miah-like hair-do" and "whose reticence belied his intelligence and his goonpona (creativity)".

  • Paul Jackson Pollock

    Paul Jackson Pollock known professionally as Jackson Pollock, was an American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement.

  • Georges Prosper Remi

    Georges Prosper Remi known by the pen name Hergé ([ɛʁʒe]), was a Belgian cartoonist. He is best known for creating The Adventures of

  • Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald

    It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory.


    Van Gogh was a post-Impressionist painter of Dutch origin whose work—notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty, and bold color—had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art.

  • William James "Bill" Murray

    William James "Bill" Murray, popularly known as Bill Murray is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He first gained exposure on Saturday Night Live...


    Prominent Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist Carl Gustav Jung is known for his enormous contribution in analytical

  • Tareque Masud

    Tareque Masud was one of the brightest filmmakers of Bangladesh who as an independent filmmaker, stood out from the crowd and set

  • Diego Rivera

    Diego Rivera was the most visible figure in Mexican muralism, a large-scale public-art initiative that emerged in the 1920s in the wake of the Mexican Revolution.

  • Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz

    A revolution is not a bed of roses,” believed Cuba’s long time revolutionary leader Fidel Castro who ruled for nearly half a century.

  • Calvin Richard Klein

    Founded by Calvin Richard Klein, an American fashion designer with his business partner Barry Schwartz the company later became Calvin Klein Inc.

  • Humayun Ahmed

    Humayun Ahmed was an author, dramatist, screenwriter, playwright, filmmaker and cultural legend of Bangladesh.

  • John William "Will" Ferrell

    John William "Will" Ferrell, popularly known as Will Ferrell, is an American actor, comedian, producer, and writer.

  • Zlatan Ibrahimović

    Born in Sweden, Zlatan Ibrahimović is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Manchester United. He was also a

  • Marshall Bruce Mathers III

    Marshall Bruce Mathers III popularly known as Eminem, is an American hip-hop recording artist, record producer and actor from Detroir, Michigan.

  • Sasha Baron Cohen

    This week’s Mad Genius is General Aladeen himself. Sasha Baron Cohen is the English actor, comedian and screenwriter widely known for creating and portraying four fictional characters: Ali G, Borat Sagdiyev, Brüno Gehard and Admiral General Aladeen.

  • Sting

    “Everyday is a brand new day,” believes this week’s mad genius. Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE known professionally by his stage name Sting, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, and actor. Before starting his solo career, he was the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the new wave rock band The Police from 1977 to 1984.

  • Mashrafe Bin Mortaza

    Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, the current captain of the One Day and Twenty20 international for Bangladesh national cricket team, does not need any introduction.

  • Stanley Kubrick

    If it can be written, or thought, it can be filmed,” this is the mantra that Stanley Kubrick believed in.

  • Harry Houdini

    Harry Houdini

    Born Erik Weisz, later Ehrich Weiss or Harry Weiss; Harry Houdini was an American illusionist and stunt performer, popularly known for his sensational escape acts.

  • Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima

    Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima

    Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, commonly known as Ronaldo, is a retired Brazilian professional footballer who cemented the reputation as one of the greatest football players of all time.

  • Charlie Sheen (born September 3, 1965),

    Carlos Irwin Estévez, popularly known by his stage name Charlie Sheen, is an American actor.

  • Michael Joseph Jackson

    Michael Joseph Jackson

    Born in Gary, Indiana to a large African-American working class family, Michael Jackson was a singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actor.

  • Famed fashion designer Coco Chanel

    Coco Chanel

    Famed fashion designer Coco Chanel, born Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel in Saumur, France ruled Parisian haute couture for almost six decades.

  • Ayub Bachchu

    Ayub Bachchu is a singer, a lyricist, a composer and also the founder of the country's one of the leading bands, the LRB. He

  • SM Sultan

    Sheikh Mohammed Sultan (10 August 1923 - 10 October 1994; better known as SM Sultan, was a Bangladesh avant-garde artist who worked in painting and drawing. His fame rests on his striking depictions of exaggeratedly muscular Bangladeshi peasants engaged in the activities of their everyday lives.[1] He is the son of Sheikh Mohammed Mecher Ali and Mochammed Meherunnesa.

  • Sanjay Dutt

    Sanjay Balraj Dutt is an Indian film actor and producer known for his work in Hindi cinema (Bollywood).