146th death anniversary of Michael Madhusudan Saturday | 2019-06-28

146th death anniversary of Michael Madhusudan Saturday

Sun Online Desk

28th June, 2019 06:28:27 printer

146th death anniversary of Michael Madhusudan Saturday

Legendary Bengali poet-playwright Michael Madhusudan Dutt’s 146th death anniversary is going to be observed on Saturday.

Tomorrow (Saturday) will be 29th of June; the day of demise of the founder of modern Bangla literature at the age of 49 in 1873.   

Different cultural organisations are all set to arrange commemorative programmes on Madhusudan Dutt across the country marking the day.

A Dhaka-based theatre troupe ‘Prangonemor’ is supposed to stage its acclaimed play Darao…Janmo Jadi Tobo Bange to pay tribute to Madhusudan Dutt, who is also known as father of Bangla sonnet.

The play, written by Apurba Kumar Kundu and directed by Ananta Hira, portrays the last hours and moments of Michael’s life at Alipore Charity Hospital in Kolkata. The play features three characters including Madhusudhan Dutta, his French wife Emilia Henrietta and Michael’s patron Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar.

In Madhusudan’s birth place Jessore, different organisations will pay tribute to the poet by organising commemorative programmes.

Michael Madhusudan Dutt, born on January 25, 1824, was a prolific poet-playwright who enriched Bangla literature with his plays, poems and other literary works.

Though Madhusudan initially wrote English poems, he eventually switched to Bangla and penned some classic poems and plays.

Among his notable works are Sharmishtha (1859), Ekei Ki Bole Shabhyata (1860), Buro Shaleker Ghare Roan (1860), Padmabati (1860), Tilattama Shambhab (1860), Meghnad Badh Kavya

(1861), Krishnakumari (1861), Mayakanan (1874), The Captive Lady (1849) and others.