Kazi Nazrul Islam's 120th birth anniversary today

Staff Correspondent
25 May 2019, Sat
Published: 01:42

Kazi Nazrul Islam's 120th birth anniversary today

The 120th birth anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam will be celebrated today across the country in a befitting manner.

An elaborate programme has been taken at the national level to mark the day. Different organizations and cultural bodies in the capital and in districts will also celebrate the day amid various functions.

Main programme will be arranged at Trishal in Mymensingh, where the poet had a lot of memoires.

This year's theme of the anniversary has been set as "Bangabandhu's Bangladesh in Nazrul's Conscience."

Bangladesh Television, Bangladesh Betar and private television channels will air special programmes and print media will bring out special supplements highlighting the birth anniversary of the national poet.

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 Bangladesh Liberation War and all democratic movements and struggles.

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.