Mir Mosharraf Hossain was born in 1847 to the zamindar of Padamdi, Mir Muazzam Hossain. A bright boy from his early childhood, Mir started his education at home under a good maulvi. He was good at languages since his schooldays. He was deeply interested in Arabic, Persian, and Bengali literature and spent hours reading books in these scripts. Mir contributed his writings to various journals, mainly in Sangbad Hitokar and Gram Barta Prakashika, and edited the magazines Azizannehar (1874) and Hitokori (1890). Mir has authored thirty-five books, of which Bishad Sindhu (1885-1891), is applauded as his best.