Mohon Raihan

Renowned poet Mohon Raihan’s life mission has been to help better the quality of human life and society. He is a multifaceted person associated with literature, politics, social activism and health. He is perhaps most well-known for being a poet who has written about subjects from love and life to protest and the struggles of Bangladesh and its people.

He is the chairman and managing director of Saaol Heart Center (Bd) and the proprietor of Bikalpa Printing Press, Bikalpa Trading and Shahosh Media.

His father Farhad Hossain was a soldier of the Azad Hind Fauj army of India's freedom struggle. His mother Mahmuda Khatun is a social worker. Mohon was born in Sirajganj. He obtained a postgraduate degree in Bengali language and literature from Dhaka University in 1982. He is a social activist and a strong organizer of social change. He is one of the founders and former General Secretary of the National Poetry Council. He was the General Secretary of Bangladesh Writers Club and a former leader of Sammilita Sangskritik Jote. Additionally he has been apart of Bangladesh Abritti Sansad, Srijan, Arani, Praxis Study Association, Sectarianism Prevention Committee and Central Student Crisis Council.

Mohon has lived a colourful life filled with ups and downs, struggles and achievements. He has been jailed and tortured many times for standing up against autocracy and unjust political powers. One of the most memorable events of his life is reciting poems of freedom and independence in 1971 on Bangladesh’s first radio station,Joy Bangla Betar Kendra. Mohon has been a voice of liberation for Bangladesh’s people through his poetry, writing, protesting and the many speeches he has given from the time he was a student leader to now. He has participated in poetry and political seminars in India, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Iran etc., more than once.

Most of his life, Mohon has tried to better lives through political social activism. Over the last decade he has been more focused on bettering human life and society through health activism. This is why he introduced and established the SAOOL method of getting relief from heart disease without surgery in Bangladesh. In addition to overlooking

Saaol Heart Center’s daily activities, Mohon has lead the organization of 17 national health seminars, 26 local health seminars and 105 weekly health seminars. Under his supervision, Saaol Heart Center (Bd) has helped maintain and keep well the health of 20,000 patients without surgery, who were deemed to need surgery by doctors at other well-respected hospitals. Mohon further advocates and brings awareness about the betterment of lifestyle and health through writing books and newspaper articles on these topics. Mohon’s goal is to have a national health revolution by bringing awareness and resources to help people better their lives through bettering their health.