Saturday, 23 October, 2021

Poet Nazir’s 67th birth anniv today

Today is the 67th birth anniversary of ‘Poet of Slogan’ Nazmul Haque Nazir. He is one of the very natural, inherited poets of Bengali literature. Poet Nazir was born to Bazlar Rahman Molla and Asiron Nesa at Shialdi village in Alfadanga upazila of Faridpur on September 25 in 1955.

Nazir has a total of 14 books including a collection of nine poems and a collection of three rhymes to his credit. He also wrote some sacred songs for Hindu devotees of the country.

In recognition of his contributions, the poet was honoured with Rahila Sahittya Puruskar from India, Poet Shamsur Rahman Puruskar, Poet Khan Mohammad Moinuddin Smriti Puruskar, Poet Gobindra Chandra Das Smriti Padak and Haridarshan Puruskar.

He also got Ameer Prakashan Sahitya Puraskar, Geetikar Club Sammanana and Mirza Abul Hossain Padak, among others.

Poet Nazmul Haque Nazir breathed his last in Dhaka on November 23 in 2015.