Death anniversary of National Poet Nazrul on Tuesday


26th August, 2019 06:19:38 printer

Death anniversary of National Poet Nazrul on Tuesday

The 43rd death anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam will be observed across the country tomorrow in a befitting manner.

On August 27 (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 the day.

Marking the day, 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.

Dhaka University (DU) will arrange a Qurankhwani after Fajr prayers at the DU central mosque.

Teachers, students, officers and employees of the university will bring out a procession on the campus after offering fateha at the grave of the poet.

A discussion will be also arranged on the campus, marking the day.

Bangla Academy will arrange a solo lection session on the poet with National Professor Dr Anisuzzaman in the chair.

The ruling Awami League will observe the day with various programmes. The party will place a wreath at the poet’s grave and offer a fateha and doa . AL central leaders will join the programmes.

Various socio-cultural organisations, including Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Shishu Academy and Nazrul Academy, will observe the day by holding separate programmes.

Nazrul was a poet, lyricist, musician and philosopher.

The nation got inspirations from Nazrul’s poems and songs during the great Liberation War in 1971 and all other 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