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  • Qazi Motahar Hossain Death Anniversary

    38th Death Anniversary: Qazi Motahar Hossain- A pundit of versatile knowledge

    While learning how to subtract and multiply, a boy surprised his uncle, Kazi Abul Hossain, by discovering the rules of division in advance. Later, this young boy gained fame as the first statistician, scientist, educator, chess player and prominent literary figure of

  • Kazi Nazrul Islam 43rd death anniversary

    Nazrul’s 43rd death anniversary observed

    The 43rd death anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam has been observed in a befitting manner.

  • Kazi Nazrul Islam and Our Struggle for Emancipation

    I am a poet of the present, and not a prophet of the future. […] My birth in this country and this society does not mean that I shall remain constricted and confined to them. No, I belong to all countries and to the entirety of humanity. —Kazi Nazrul Islam

  • The Poet of Non-Conformity

    Kazi Nazrul's legacy as the Rebel Poet was well established during the colonial era. Openly dissenting against the British dominion in India, he was also critical of the Indian Independence Movement, and disagreed with Gandhi's non-violent acts of civil disobedience.

  • Sadya Afreen, Prof Abu Hena to get Nazrul Award

    The prestigious Nazrul Award 2015 is to be accorded to Nazrul Sangeet exponent Sadya Afreen Mallick and Professor Abu Hena Abdul Awal.

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    Star Melodies soiree on Tuesday

    Star Melodies, The Daily Star's regular initiative to promote Bangla music, is set to hold a musical evening on Tuesday, May 31 at the AS Mahmud Seminar Hall of The Daily Star Centre, marking National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam's 117th birth anniversary.

  • Nazrul's birth celebration held in Mymensingh

    The three-day national level celebration marking the 117th birth anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam began on May 25 at Darirampur in Trishal of Mymensingh, a locale rich with Nazrul's childhood memories.


    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.

  • The neglected national poet

    We as a nation honour ourselves by revering Kazi Nazrul Islam as our national poet. And why shouldn't we, considering his immense contribution to poetry, music and the spirit of nationalism?

  • Nation paying homage to Nazrul on his birthday

    The nation is paying tribute to National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam on the occasion of his 117th birth anniversary.

  • Nazrul on TV - A round up of programmes

    Marking the 117th birth anniversary of our National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, satellite televisions will air special celebration programmes.

  • Carrying Nazrul's legacy forward

    Anindita Kazi is an elocutionist, singer, Nazrul researcher and the youngest member of the family of Kazi Nazrul Islam, the National Poet of Bangladesh.

  • Captivating during his stay in Mymensingh

    As the light breeze blows, the leaves of the old banyan tree on the Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University campus in Trishal of Mymensingh sway back and forth, as if it is dancing to the tune of music.

  • 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.

  • Nazrul artiste, researchers to be honoured

    The authorities of Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University (JKKNIU) in Trishal will honour three personalities with “Nazrul University Sammanona” for their contribution to Nazrul Sangeet and research.

  • [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.


    Star Melodies, a regular initiative of The Daily Star presents a boithoki (interactive) musical soiree held at AS Mahmud Seminar Hall of The Daily Star Centre, marking the 39th death anniversary of our National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam.

  • Pubali Poboney Banshi Bajey on August 31

    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 on August 31 at its AS Mahmud Hall.

  • Reading Nazrul Islam after Walter Benjamin

    ‘Early in his life, Kazi Nazrul Islam, the most notable Muslim poet of modern Bengal, edited and published a weekly Bengali journal named Dhumketu, the Comet.

  • Nazrul's tryst with Bengali theatre

    Draped in his favourite 'gerua' khaddar panjabi, a bright yellow silk turban wrapped around his head and a row of beads around his neck, Nazrul was often seen frequenting the theatre where he was constantly sought-after by the directors.

  • 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.

  • Music perform

    Tagore-Nazrul brought alive on flute

    Marking the birth anniversaries of Rabindranath Tagore and Kazi Nazrul Islam, Government Music College arranged a musical soiree featuring dance and recitation at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) on June 14.

  • 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.

  • Nazrul Mela

    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.

  • Ferdous Ara

    Ferdous Ara's homage to the National Poet

    Noted Nazrul Sangeet artiste Ferdous Ara has a firm niche in the music world and earned accolades for both recording and performing songs from Narzul's diverse musical genres – raga-based, Islamic, Kirtan, Shyama sangeet, patriotic, songs based on foreign tunes, folk and jhumur-ang songs.

  • Shimul Mustapha

    The many facets of Nazrul

    His poetry and nationalist activism earned him the title, 'Rebel Poet'. Accomplishing a large number of much-admired works throughout his life, Kazi Nazrul Islam is more than a rebel.