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Nazrul’s 45th death anniversary observed at DU

Nazrul’s 45th death anniversary observed at DU

The 45th death anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam was observed in a befitting manner at Dhaka University on Friday (Aug 27).

The programmes of the day began with Qurankhwani after Fazr prayers at DU central mosque adjacent to the grave of the national poet.

Teachers, students, officers and employees of the university, led by DU Vice-Chancellor Professor Md Akhtaruzzaman, paid glowing tributes to the poet by placing wreaths at the grave of the poet at 7:15 a.m., said a press release.

A discussion was also held with DU VC Dr Akhtaruzzaman in the chair at Abdul Matin Virtual Classroom through virtual platform.

Nazrul researcher and National Professor Dr Rafiqul Islam, Pro-VC (Administration) Dr Mohammad Samad, DU Pro-VC (Academic) Dr ASM Masud Kamal, Dhaka University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) President Dr Rahmat Ullah and General Secretary Dr Nizamul Hoque Bhuiyan addressed the discussion, among others.

The poet breathed his last at the then PG Hospital, now Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital in the city, on 12th Bhadra of Bangla calendar year in 1383 (Aug 29, 1976).

In accordance with a wish which he had expressed in one of his poems, he was buried beside the central mosque of Dhaka University.

The nation got inspiration 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 the poet to Dhaka from Kolkata along with his family and provided a residence for the family of the poet in the city’s Dhanmondi.

In January 1976, he was given the citizenship of Bangladesh.