Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Biography of Kazi Nazrul Islam

Name: Kazi Nazrul Islam

Birth: May 25, 1899

Birth Place: Burdwan District, West Bengal

Father’s Name: Kazi Fakir Ahmed, was the IMAM of a mosque and the caretaker of a mausoleum

Father’s Occupation: Imam of a mosque

Mother’s Name: Zaheda Khatun

School Life: After his father's death in 1908, Nazrul took up his father's job as caretaker and also served as muazzin of the mosque to support his family. He passed the lower primary examination from his village MAKTAB. Nazrul had two brothers, Kazi Shahebjan and Kazi Ali Hussein, and a sister, Umme Kulsum. Nicknamed Dukhu Mia ("Sad Man"), Nazrul began attending the maktab — the local religious school, run by the mosque — where he studied the Qur'an and other scripture, Islamic philosophy and theology

Wife: Pramila Devi

Publication Poetry: Bidrohi, agni Veena 1922, Bisher Banshi 1924, Dolan Chanpa 1923, fani Manasha 1924, chhyanot, Sarbahara1926, chakrabak, Zinjir 1928, jhinge phul, notun chand, bhangar gan 1924, samyabadi 1929, maru bhaskar, shat bhai champa, jhar etc

Novel: badhan hara, mrityu khuda, kuhelika.

Short story: bythar dan, rikter bedan 1924, sheuli mala, baunduler, atmakahini.

Translation: rubiyat-i-umar khyyam, dewan-e hafiz, kavye ampara,

Songs: bulbul, chokher chatak. Nazrul gitika, Nazrul swarlipi, sur-saki, zulfiqar, banageeti chandrabindu, gulbagicha, geetishatadal, surkipi, surmukur, ganer mala, Nazrul sangeet sambhar.

Plays: jhilimili, aleya, madhumala, putuler biye, etc.

Essays: jugbani, rajbandir jabanbandi, rudra mangal, durdiner jatri, dhum ketu, etc.

Awards/honours: Jagattarini gold medal by India govt. 1960, D. Lit. by rabindra bharati university 1969, Bangladesh govt. brought him to Dhaka in 1972 and honoured him as the national poet of Bangladesh, Hony, D. Lit. by Dhaka university in 1973. Ekushey padak 1976

Died: August 29, 1976 (aged 77), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Interests: poetry, music, politics, society

Biography of Mother Teresa

Name: Mother Teresa

Birth: August 26, 1910

Birth Place: Skopje*, Macedonia

Father’s Name: Kole Bojaxhiu Mother’s Name: Drane Bojaxhiu

Left skopje: At the age of eighteen she left her parental home in Skopje and joined the Sisters of Loreto, an Irish community of nuns with missions in India

Her life: schoolFrom 1931 to 1948 Mother Teresa taught at St. Mary's High School in Calcutta.On October 7, 1950, Mother Teresa received permission from the Holy See to start her own order, "The Missionaries of Charity". In 1965 the Society became an International Religious Family by a decree of Pope Paul VI. In 1963 both the Contemplative branch of the Sisters and the Active branch of the Brothers was founded. In 1979 the Contemplative branch of the Brothers was added, and in 1984 the Priest branch was established. Association on March 29, 1969. By the 1990s there were over one million Co-Workers in more than 40 countries. Mother Teresa's work has been recognized and acclaimed throughout the world and she has received a number of awards and distinctions, including the Pope John XXIII Peace Prize (1971) and the Nehru Prize for her promotion of international peace and understanding (1972). She also received the Balzan Prize (1979) and the Templeton and Magsaysay awards. From Nobel Lectures, Peace 1971-1980, Editor-in-Charge Tore Frängsmyr, Editor Irwin Abrams, World Scientific Publishing Co., Singapore, 1997

Died: Mother Teresa died on September 5, 1997

Biography of Zahir Raihan

Name: Zahir Raihan

Birth: 5 august, 1933

Birth Place: Mojnupur, Feni

Education: B. A. (honors) Bengali, Dhaka University 1958. Was associated with progressive politics during 1951-1957.

His Life: Actively participated in the Language Movement in 1952. Was imprisoned. After release , went to Calcutta to learn photography at Pramathesh Barua Memorial Photography School, Calcutta. Entered the film world in 1956. “Kakhona Aseni” was the first film directed by him in 1961. Then he directed the film “Kajal”, Kancher Deyal, Behula, Jiban Theke Neya, Anwara, Sangam, Bahana etc. was working on an English picture “Let There Be Light”. But liberation war started and he went to Calcutta. Produced the renowned documentary “Stop Genocide”. His contribution to the film industry during 1962-1971 was great. Was pioneer in producing English film, coloured film and cinemascope film. His “Kancher Deal” received a number of film awards.

His Books: Surja Grahan, Shesh Bikeler Meye, Hajar Bachar Dhore, Arek Falgun, Baraf Gala Nadi, Ar Kata Din

Awards: Received “Adamjee Literature Prize” for his novel “Hajar Bachar Dhore” in 1964. Received “Bangla Academy Award” for novel in 1972 (posthumous)

Death: he was missing, probably killed by the collaborators of the Occupation army after liberation of Bangladesh, when he was searching for his elder brother Shahidullah kaisar, an eminent writer, who was also probably killed by AL-badar, the reactionary and fanatic group.

Biography of William Shakespeare

Name: William Shakespeare

Birth: April 23, 1564

Father’s Name: John Shakespeare

Father’s Occupation: A Farmer

Mother’s Name: Mary Arden

Left School: At the age of 14

Married: in 1582 he married Anne Hathaway who was 8 years older than Shakespeare

Went to London: in 1587 Shakespeare went to London and joined Burbage’s company of action

Life in London: 1587-1611

Books: love’s labour’s lost, comedy of errors, two gentlemen of Verona, the English chronide (Henry 6 Richard 3, Richard 2 king john), a midsummer night’s dream, Romeo and Juliet, the merchant of Venice, as you like it. Twelfth night, Julius Caesar, hamlet, macebeth, Othello, Lear, Antony and Cleopatra.

Died: April 23, 1616

“Good friend for Jesus sake forbear
To dig the dust enclosed here;
Blest be the man that spares these stones,
And curst be he that moves my bones.”

Biography of Bengali Poet "Jasim Uddin"

Name: Jasim uddin
Birth: 01 January 1903 tambulkhana, faridpur

Education: at faridpur zilla school and faridpur rajendra college M.A., Bengali Calcutta University while studying in Calcutta University he was appointed collector of folklore. After doing M.A., was Ramtanu Lahiri Research assistant under Dr. Dinesh Sen. Joined Bengali department, Dhaka University in 1938. Joined govt. Publicity Department in 1941. His college day poem ‘kabar’ made him known as a

Poetry: Rakhali 1927, Nakshi Kanthar Math 1929, Baluchar 1930. Dhankhet 1931, Sojanbadiar Ghat 1933, Beder Meye 1963, Matir Kanna 1950, Sakina 1959, Ma Je Janaji Kande, joler lekha 1969, halud Saroni, Suchani etc.

Plays: Beder Meye, Madhubala, Pallibandhu, Gramer Maya, Ogo Pushpadhanu

Songs: Rangila Nayer Majhi, Padmapar,

Memoirs: jibankatha, thakurbarir angina, jader dekhechi, smritir pot.

Travelogue: chalo musafir, halde parir deshe.

Novel: boba kahini,

Short story: bangalir hashir golpo, dalim kumar

Juvenile Literature: hasu, ak poishar banshi,

Death: 14 march 1976 dhaka