Jasimuddin was born in the village of Faridpur District named Tambulkhana on 1 January 1903 in the house of his maternal uncle. His full name was Jasimuddin Mollah. His father was Ansaruddin Mollah, who was a school-teacher. Jasimuddin studied at Faridpur Welfare School, Faridpur Zilla School, Rajendra College . He got his BA and MA degree in Bangla from the University of Calcutta in 1929 and 1931 respectively. He joined the University of Dhaka in 1938 as a Lecturer of Bangla. He left the university in 1944 and joined the Department of Information and Broadcasting. He worked there until his retirement as Deputy Director in 1962. Jasimuddin started writing poems at an early age. As a college student, he wrote the celebrated poem ‘Kabar’ (grave), a very simple tone to obtain family-religion and tragedy. The poem was placed in the entrance Bangla textbook while he was still a student of Calcutta University. His Nokshi Kanthar Maath (Field of the Embroidered Quilt) is considered as a masterpiece of Bangla literature and has been translated into many different languages. Rakhali , Sojan Badiyar Ghat Rangila Nayer Majhi , Matir Kanna , Padma Nadir Deshe , Beder Meye are his well known work. His verse has a simple, charming bucolic authenticity that earned him the title ‘Polli Kobi’. In 1969 Jasimuddin was awarded the D Litt by Rabindra Bharati University. He also won several awards, including the President’s Award for Pride of Performance (1958), Ekushey Padak (1976) and Swadhinata Dibas Puruskar (posthumous, 1978). He was also selected for the Bangla Academy Award in 1974 but he refused it. Polli Kobi Jasimuddin died in Dhaka on 13 March 1976 and was buried near his ancestral home at Gobindapur, Faridpur.