Today marks the 5th death anniversary of eminent poet Abul Hussain. One of the greatest poets of the 1940s, Abul Hussain had a history of connection with Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore.
A documentary titled Prothom Adhunik on the poet has been made. The 27-minute long documentary depicts his poems, reticence in his poetry and various aspects of his literary life. Besides, the visual portrays the poets’ childhood and adulthood passed in the concurrent Khulna, Kushtia and Krishnagar of British India, along with his youth in Kolkata and the latter life in Dhaka.
Renowned poet-essayist Ahmad Rafique, National Professor Anisuzzaman, Emeritus Professor Serajul Islam Choudhury, Poet Mohammad Nurul Huda, Poet Sajjad Sharif and others have contributed much to make the documentary more relevant.
Poet and visual artist Shyamal Chandra Nath has made the documentary, produced by Sabera Zareen. The documentary will be screened on the next birthday (August 15) of the poet.
He has been honoured with many awards, including Ekushey Padak, Bangla Academy Award, Padabali Award, Nasiruddin Gold Medal, Mazharul Islam Kobita Puroshkar and more. He helped initiate modern trends in Bengali Literature in the forties and remains an inspiration to many in the contemporary era. Duswapna Theke Duswapne (1985), Hawa Tomar Kee Dussahos (1982), Ekhono Somoy Ache (1997), Aar Kisher Opekkha (2000) are among his most notable literary works.