Today 7 of September is the birthday of internationally renowned development journalist and media personality, Shykh Seraj. He was born on the 7th of September in 1954 in Chandpur district (Certificate DOB 28 JUN, 1956). He received Masters Degree in Geography from the University of Dhaka. He has worked over four and half decades on development journalism and has been contributing immensely to the socio-economic aspects of the country, to the food production and predominantly the farming sector and the farmers of the nation are informed and inspired for ages through his work.
Shykh Seraj received Bangladesh’s two highest civilian honours, Swadhinata Puroshkar (2018) and Ekushey Padak (1995), including many other prestigious international and national awards. His work is highly praised not among the countrymen but also around the world. He has also received United Nation’s ‘FAO A.H. Boerma Award’ (2008-2009), Gusi Peace Prize, Philippines (2015). BIDS and Ashoka Fellow, Shykh Seraj has been awarded Bangladesh Economic Association Gold Medal, Dr Ibrahim Memorial Gold Medal, Ranada Prasad Saha Gold Medal and honours from different organizations at home and abroad. He’s the Syndicate Member of Khulna Agricultural University, the Vice President of Dhaka University Alumni Association and working at the panel of advisors of FBCCI.
Shykh Seraj is the Founder Director and Head of News of Impress Telefilm Ltd./Channel i. Besides his role as regular host and director for Channel i’s most popular agro-documentary, Hridoye Mati O Manush (Soil & People in Heart) and BTV’s agricultural programme, Krishi Dibanishi (Agriculture, round the clock), he writes regularly for renowned newspapers of the country.
His noted written books are ‘Motsho Manual’, ‘Mati O Manusher Chashbash’, ‘Farmers’ File’, ‘Matir Kachey Manusher Kachey’, ‘Bangladesher Krishi: Prekhkhapot 2008’, ‘Krishi O Gonomadhdhom’, ‘Amar Shopner Krishi’, ‘Krishi Budget Krishoker Budget’ (Edited), ‘Amar Shopner Krishi’, Krishi Budget Krishoker Budget (2011), Shomokalin Krishi O Onnano Proshongo (2011), Krishi O Unnayan Chinta (2013), Bodley Jawa Krishi (2018), Coronakaley Bohota Jibon (2021) etc.