Helal Hafiz (Bengali: হেলাল হাফিজ) is a Bangladeshi poet. He is considered a true representative of the poets of his generation.

He studied at Netrokona Datta High School, Netrokona College and University of Dhaka.

His first collection of poems: Je Jale Agun Jwale published in 1986 was the best-selling Bengali book in Ekushey Book Fair of the year. "Nishiddha Sampadakiya" ("The Banned Editorial"), one of his most quoted poems inspired at least two generations of revolutionaries and angry young men. During the Mass Upsurge in 1969 it became a popular slogan and a constant source of inspiration for Bengali political activists, specially students. He works for many newspapers as literary editor. He is also known as a legendary gambler.

Poems by Helal Hafiz

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Bold-faced ranger
(Perfect stranger)
Meets two well-behaved young ladies
He's attractive,
Young and active -
Each a little bit afraid is.
Youth advances,
At his glances
To their danger they awaken;
They repel him
As they tell him
He...
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