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