Ahmed Sofa

Ahmed Sofa (Bengali: আহমদ ছফা)( 30 June 1943 – 28 July 2001) was a Bangladeshi writer, thinker, novelist, poet, and public intellectual. For a bohemian lifestyle, and outspoken nature, Sofa was a controversial figure during his lifetime. He was called rebel, mad, insolent, devoid of respect for authority, and an overly uncompromising figure among the intellectuals. Alat Chakra (Circle of Desire) was written by him , a highly acclaimed novel, tells the love story of Ahmed and Tayeba among the war refugees in Kolkata during the liberation war of Bangladesh.