The recognition came late to Sheikh Abdul Hakim
Qazi Anwar Hussain, widely revered as the prolific author of the popular spy thriller series Masud Rana, has authored only the first 18 books of the series as it turns out.
The dramatic revelation has been made public following a complaint filed to the Bangladesh Copyright Office last year on July 29 by author Sheikh Abdul Hakim, claiming that 260 novels from the Masud Rana series and 50 novels from the detective series Kuasha were infact written by him.
Bangladesh Copyright Office gave its verdict today in Abdul Hakim’s favour after a lengthy one-year legal battle. Previously, he was never given any credit for his works. The recognition came late to the author.
The founder of Sheba Prokashoni Qazi Anwar Hussain has yet to respond to the media or file any appeal to the High Court Division of Bangladesh. However, according to the Bangladesh Copyright Office's Registrar Zafar Raja Chowdhury, Hussain can still choose to file a plea within the next 90 days to challenge the verdict.