national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam

The poet’s last abode

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


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.

TV WATCH / Gobhir Nishithe on ATN Bangla

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

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 28, 2015
May 28, 2015

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.

May 28, 2015
May 28, 2015

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.

May 27, 2015
May 27, 2015

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.

May 26, 2015
May 26, 2015

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.

May 25, 2015
May 25, 2015

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.