The 42nd death anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam is being observed in a befitting manner Monday.
On this day (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.
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 poet.
Besides, special prayers (fateha) will be offered at the poet’s grave and a discussion will be held there.
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.
He wrote and composed nearly 4,000 songs which are known as Nazrul-Geeti or Nazrul Sangit. He composed the songs, which he liked to tune himself.
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.-BSS