Your Favourite Poet ( তোমার প্রিয় কবি )
Introduction: Kazi Nazrul Islam, the national poet of Bangladesh is my favorite poet. He is known as a rebel poet. I like him for his voice against tyranny and oppression of the ruling class, against all social injustices and inequalities.
Birth: Kazi Nazrul Islam was born on the 11th day of Jaistha, 1306 at Churolia a village of Burdwan in West Bengal. His father was Kazi Fakir Ahmed and his mother was Jaheda Khatun. His forefathers came from Patna and settled in the Burdwan district.
Early life: Nazrul Islam lost his father in his childhood and so he had to struggle hard against poverty even in his boyhood. At the age of ten, he was admitted to the local primary school. He was a truant schoolboy from his very early days. He read little and very shortly he left the school. But he was an extraordinary merit.
Having left primary school he took the work of a servant at a bakery where he had to work hard from dawn to dusk. Then Nazrul enlisted his name in the army during the First World War in 1914. Even on the battlefield, his pen was not stopped. When the war ended he came back with the inspiration of freedom in his motherland.
Early verses: In his boyhood, Nazrul composed verses in Bengali which were full of Arabic and Persian words. From the military camps, he sent several poems and prose compositions that were published in the Bengali magazines of Calcutta.
His literary works: Nazrul's first prose writing Baundeler Atmakahini caused a great sensation and was remarkable for its style and literary appeal. He wrote poems, songs, stories, Islamic songs, etc. His Agnibina, Bisher Bashi, Sarbahara, Bidrohi, Dhumketu, Bulbul, Dolon Chapa, Sindhu Hindol, Shamyobadi, etc. are the greatest achievement of Bangla literature.
Rebel poet: Nazrul was the rebel voice of post-war Bengal. His message was the message of rebellion. He asked the people to rebel against tyranny and oppression against the ruling clique, against all social injustices and inequalities.
Conclusion: Kazi Nazrul Islam is the poet of men, poet of love, and poet of rebellion. His rebellious writings create a thrill in my blood. His devotion to man makes my heart large and for this, I like him the best. This great minstrel breathed his last on 29th August 1976 after suffering from protracted illness and loss of mental balance. We pray to Allah for his departed soul.