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National Poet Nazrul Islam’s death anniversary tomorrow

Published on: 9:09 pm - Sunday | August 26, 2018

The 42nd death anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam will be observed in a befitting manner tomorrow.

On 27 August (12 Bhadra of Bangla calendar year) in 1976, the poet
breathed his last at the then PG Hospital, now Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib
Medical University Hospital in the city.

The Poet was buried with state honour beside the Dhaka University
Central Mosque.

Different political parties, socio-cultural and professional bodies have
chalked out elaborate programmes to observe of the poet’s death anniversary.

Bangladesh Betar and Bangladesh Television, and other private television
channels and radio stations will air special programmes while the national
dailies will publish special supplements marking the day.

According to a press release of Dhaka University (DU), the programmes of
the day will start with Qurankhwani after Fajr prayers at the DU Central
Mosque that will be followed by a rally of teachers, students, officers and
employees of the university in front of the sculpture ‘Aparajeo Bangla’ from
where a procession will start at 7.15 am to place wreath at the grave of the

Besides, special prayers (fateha) will be offered at the poet’s grave
and a discussion will be held there.

Bangla Academy also has drawn up various programmes in observance of the
national poet’s death anniversary.

The programmes include placing floral wreath at the poet’s grave on
behalf of the Academy in the morning. They are also arranging solo lecture
and musical function at the Academy on August 30.

Bheesmadeb Chowdhury will present solo lecture while Dalia Nausheen will
perform Nazrul songs.

Various organizations including Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Shishu
Academy and Nazrul Academy will observe the day by holding separate

Nazrul 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.

Nazrul wrote nearly 3,000 songs and composed many of them which are
known as Nazrul-Geeti or Nazrul Sangeet.

After the independence of Bangladesh, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman brought poet Nazrul Islam to Dhaka from Kolkata along with his family and made arrangements for living with state honour.

Bangabandhu also provided a residence for the family of the poet in the
city’s Dhanmondi.



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