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    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.

  • 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.

  • [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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Gobhir Nishithe on ATN Bangla

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

  • Young artistes render a choral song at the festival

    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.

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    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.

  • Nazrul memorial centres in Trishal : Memorabilia lacks a spark

    Nazrul memorabilia at two Nazrul Smriti Kendras (memorial centres) at Kazir Shimla and Namapara of Darirampur in Trishal are attracting only a trickle of 15-20 visitors daily.

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    Recalling the Rebel

    On Nazrul's birth anniversary, front ranking cultural personalities spoke about the influence of Nazrul on our lives and how he still inspires us to forge ahead. They also shed light on Nazrul's personal life and the marvel of his works.

  • Shilpakala celebrates Nazrul birth anniversary

    Marking 116th birth anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) arranged a two-day celebration programme.

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    Channel i holds Nazrul Mela

    In celebration of the 116th birth anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, Channel i hosted a daylong “AB Bank- Channel i Nazrul Mela” at its premises on May 25.

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    Darirampur ready to celebrate Nazrul

    Darirampur in Trishal of Mymensingh, the place gripped with Nazrul's memories, is ready to celebrate the 116th birth anniversary of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, through three-day national level programmes.