Mir Mosharrof Hossain Memorial Museum

Type: Museum
Contributed By: ,Nayeem


Mir Mosharraf Hossain (মীর মশাররফ হোসেন) was a famous Bengali language novelist, playwright and essayist in 19th century. He is popular among the people for his famous novel Bishad Sindhu (বিষাদ সিন্ধু). It is a novel based on the tragic death of the grandchildren of Holy Prophet Mohammad. The incidents behind “Ashura” is being well written in here. He is considered as the first novelist to emerge from the Muslim society of Bengal. He was born and brought up at Lahinipara in Kushtia District.

Though he was born in the village of Lahinipara (লাহিনিপাড়া) in Kumarkhali (কুমারখালী), Kushtia in 1847, but after that he spent most of his life in Padamdi in Baliakandi Upazila under Rajbari District. He was born in a Muslim aristocrat family.

The original house at Kumarkhali being demolished almost 130 years ago. In the year 2008, government established an auditorium in that place along with a primary school.

That place is used as a museum too, which is named as Mir Mosharrof Hossain Memorial Museum. Inside the Museum, visitors may not discover a significant number of collections. But, a few collections will make the visitor remember the lifestyle of this great novelist. There are only some agricultural tools, chairs, glasses and some armors used by Mir Mosharraf Hossain is being displayed for the visitors. There are some rare and historical photographs too.

Mir Mosharraf Hossain died in 1912 in Padamdi. In 1999, Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh decided to build a memorial complex in his family graveyard in Padamdi, Rajbari. Which make the traveler confused as two of these structures are almost in similar pattern concentrating on the memories. But a traveler has to keep in mind that one is in Kushtia and another one is in Rajbari.

How to go

From “Chourhash” you need to take a local Auto / CNG heading to Kumarkhali.
Drop down at the place called “bridge” where Mir Mosharraf Hossain bridge starts.
Then you will find road sign directed to the memorial complex.

You need to walk 400 meters.

How To Reach: Kushtia District

You can travel to Kushtia from Dhaka by bus. Some of the bus services have been listed below for your assistance:

1. SB Super Deluxe
Gabtoli Counter, Phone: 02-9000627
Fare: TK 600 (AC), TK 450 (Non AC)

2. Shyamoli Paribahan
Gabtoli counter, Phone: 01711-987 028

Where to Stay

There are some hotels in the district where you may consider staying in. Some of them have been listed below for your assistance:

1. Azmiree hotel
Contact: 071-53012

2. Desha Guest house
Contact: 01720510212

3. Hotel Al-Amin
Contact: 071-54193

4. Hotel Gold Star
Contact: 071-61675

5. Hotel River view
Contact: 071-71660

Things to do

You may enjoy the exhibition inside the Museum and several adjacent features along with that.

Eating Facilities

Lalon Bus stand is just five minutes away from the Museum’s place. You may find hotels and restaurant at Lalon Bus Stand very near to Lahinipara, Kumarkhali.

Travel Tips

This Place remains closed on Sundays.


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