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Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam's birth anniversary Monday

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Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam's birth anniversary Monday

Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam's birth anniversary Monday

The 121st birth anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam will be celebrated in a limited scale in the awake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Marking the day, Bangladesh Television (BTV) and other private TV channels will simultaneously air around 11am Monday a 50-minute programme tilted 'Jago Amrito Piasee' made by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs.

Kazi Nazrul was born on the 11th Joishtha in Bengali calendar year 1306 in Churulia, near Asansol in the Burdwan district of West Bengal.

He was famous for his fiery poem Bidrohi (The Rebel) and his many melodious songs. He was a poet, lyricist, musician, revolutionary and philosopher.

The nation got inspirations from Nazrul's poems and songs during the great Liberation War and all democratic movements and struggles.

There are 2,400 of his songs, and together, they are known as Nazrul-Geeti or Nazrul Sangeet. He composed the songs, which he liked to tune himself.

Considering his impressive talent, Rabindranath Tagore dubbed him as Saraswati's bor-putra (the gifted son of the Goddess of Learning).

After independence, Nazrul was declared the national poet and he was brought to Dhaka from Kolkata. He died here in 1976 and was buried beside the central mosque at Dhaka University.


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