Sukomal Barua (born 1955) is a Bangladeshi educationist. He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2006 by the Government of Bangladesh for his contribution to education.
Early life and Career
Barua was born in 1955 in Dhemsha Village, Satkania Upazila, Chittagong District to Ganash Chandra Barua and Buddhimati Barua.
Barua started his career as a lecturer at Rangunia College and later as the founding principal at Hasina Jamal Degree College. He then joined University of Dhaka as a professor of the Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies.
Barua served as the secretary general of "Religions for Peace Bangladesh" and is a member of the central committee of the "Asian Conference of Religions for Peace". He was also the president of the Gurudwara Management Committee Bangladesh and Dr. Ambedkar Foundation, vice-president of the Bangladesh Interreligious Writers and Journalists Association, and the Bangladesh chapter of the Asian Buddhist Conference for Peace.
Barua has a daughter, Sanghamitra Barua Manosi. She introduced Sukomal Barua Gold Medal at the University of Dhaka.