The 38th death anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam is being observed in the country on Wednesday in a befitting manner.
On August 27, 1976, the poet passed away at the age of 77 after suffering from a long ailment.
Nazrul, popularly known as Bidrohi Kabi (Rebel poet), through his powerful poems had inspired the people to fight against all kinds of odds, injustice and repression during the colonial rule.
Nazrul's songs and poems were also a great source of inspiration for the freedom fighters during the country's Liberation War in 1971.
Various socio-cultural organisations have chalked out elaborate programmes to mark the death anniversary of the national poet.
On the occasion, Dhaka University authorities have taken various programmes.
DU teachers, students and employees, led by its Vice-chancellor Prof AAMS Arefin Siddique, gathered at the foot of Aparajeya Bangla on the campus and placed wreaths at the grave of the poet in the morning.
Later, they offered fateha and held a discussion on the mazar premises. A Quran khawani also held at the university mosque after Fazr prayers.