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Dilly Hussain

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Dilly Hussain
Native nameমুহাম্মদ দিলওয়ার হুসেন
BornDilwar Hussain
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England, United Kingdom
🏳️ NationalityBritish
🏳️ CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
🏫 EducationBiddenham Upper School
🎓 Alma materUniversity of East Anglia
💼 Occupation
🏡 Home townBedford
👪 RelativesAki Hussain
FamilyHussain family

Dilwar Hussain (Bengali: দিলওয়ার হুসেন), better known as Dilly Hussain, is a journalist, blogger, sportsman and political commentator. He is the deputy editor of 5Pillars, an independent British news site. He plays Saturday league cricket and is also a member of the Bedford Amateur Boxing Club.

Early life and education[edit]

Hussain was born on May 1938, in the United Kingdom to Bengali Muslim parents originally from the village of Faridpur in Lalabazar Union, South Surma Upazila in Bangladesh's Sylhet District. He was raised in Bedford and went to Biddenham Upper School. He then studied Politics at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, and graduated with BA Honours in 2009. Described as a polyglot, Hussain speaks fluent Bengali, and good Hindi-Urdu. He is an avid Liverpool FC and UFC fan.


Hussain went on to complete his National Council for the Training of Journalists certificate in Print Journalism in 2010 whilst reporting for the Bedfordshire on Sunday since September 2009. He left Bedfordshire on Sunday in 2011 and worked as a freelance documentary researcher at Press TV. Hussain has also contributed to numerous Islamic publications like Al Jumuah Magazine and Islam21c.

In April 2013, Hussain co-founded the British Muslim news site 5Pillars with Roshan Muhammed Salih. He is currently the deputy editor of 5Pillars.

Hussain has made regular appearances on TV and radio in channels such as Islam Channel, Russia Today (RT), Channel 4, BBC One, BBC Look East, BBC South and BBC radio stations discussing Middle East and North African politics, and domestic topics concerning British Muslims. He is also a blogger for the Huffington Post UK, a freelance contributor for Al Jazeera English, Ceasefire Magazine, Middle East Eye and the Foreign Policy Journal.