national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam

A LOST SOUL

Nazrul was restless -- a defining trait of his character. He had been granted permission to come down from heaven to his beloved country to see for himself how his devotees were celebrating his 117th birthday.

May 25, 2022
May 25, 2022

The poet’s last abode

It has been 50 years today since an independent Bangladesh got its national poet.

May 27, 2016
May 27, 2016

A LOST SOUL

Nazrul was restless -- a defining trait of his character. He had been granted permission to come down from heaven to his beloved country to see for himself how his devotees were celebrating his 117th birthday.

May 23, 2016
May 23, 2016

Call to protect Nazrul’s memorials

Artists call upon the government to protect all the memorials of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam across the country. They form a human chain in front of Saarc Fountain at Karwan Bazar in Dhaka today, ahead of the 117th birthday of the rebel poet.

November 10, 2015
November 10, 2015

[WATCH NOW] How Rabindranath saw Nazrul

When Kazi Nazrul Islam was born in 1899, the rays of Robi (Bangla for sun) had already reached distant corners of Bangla literature. Nazrul himself was a great fan of Rabindranath. Nazrul sent his poem 'Tirtho-Pothik' to Rabindranath expressing his awe and excitement at his writing and for being remembered by him. Rabindranath, in turn, welcomed Nazrul's powerful arrival in Bangla literature and blessed him on the publication of his first bi-weekly literary publication Dhumketu, expressing confidence in Nazrul's ability to banish darkness and awaken people with his writings.

September 28, 2015
September 28, 2015

Country’s first butterfly park in Chittagong (video)

The beauty of a colourful butterfly captivates us instantly, making us wonder where they get their beautiful wings from. Surely this sight of a shimmering butterfly inspired the National poet Kazi Nazrul Islam to write his popular song ‘Projapoti’ (Butterfly).

August 31, 2015
August 31, 2015

Star Melodies' musical evening celebrating Nazrul today

Marking the 39th death anniversary of our National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, Star Melodies of The Daily Star is organising a musical event “Pubali Poboney Banshi Bajey” at 6:30pm today at its AS Mahmud Hall.

August 27, 2015
August 27, 2015

10 key events in Kazi Nazrul’s life

Ten of the most important events in the life of Bangladesh’s National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam.

August 27, 2015
August 27, 2015
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Gobhir Nishithe on ATN Bangla

Marking the 39th death anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, ATN Bangla is hosting daylong programmes today.

June 13, 2015
June 13, 2015

BNSS holds Nazrul Utshab at BSA

Bangladesh Nazrul Sangeet Sangstha (BNSS) organised Nazrul Utshab marking 116th birth anniversary of the National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on June 10.

May 30, 2015
May 30, 2015

Nazrul celebrated across the country

Three-day celebrations at Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University (JKKNIU) in Trishal marking the 116th birth anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam concluded this past week.