Haikal Hashmi is a Bangladeshi poet, short story writer, and translator. He was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 1960. He completed his Honors and Master’s degrees in Management at the University of Dhaka and earned a Master’s in Banking and Finance from the University of Bocconi in Milan, Italy. Professionally, he works in banking. Haikal writes in Bengali, English, and Urdu. He has published five books of poetry in Bengali and six books of translations into Bengali. His translations encompass Urdu, Hindi, and English texts and vice versa. His literary works are featured in national newspapers and journals. Haikal resides in Dhaka with his wife.