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Mahbubul A Khalid’s song pays tribute to Kazi Nazrul Islam

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Published: 11:00, 27 August 2020   Update: 11:04, 27 August 2020
Mahbubul A Khalid’s song pays tribute to Kazi Nazrul Islam

Today is the 44th death anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam. On August 27 (12 Bhadra of Bangla calendar year) in 1976, the poet breathed his last at the then PG Hospital, now Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital (BSMMU), in Dhaka.

Nazrul was born on 24 May, 1899 in the village of Churulia, Asansol Sadar, Paschim Bardhaman district of the Bengal Presidency (now in West Bengal, India). He was brought to Dhaka in 1972 after the independence of Bangladesh and conferred with the status of 'National Poet'.

Known as the 'Bidrohi Kobi' (Rebel Poet), Nazrul enriched Bangla literature and music with his extraordinary genius. He is the composer and lyricist of over 3,000 songs, which are known as Nazrul Sangeet. His literary talent is also evident in his poems, essays and novels. Nazrul explored a synthesis of different forces in a rebellion, expressing rage as well as beauty, love and sensitivity.

Meanwhile, noted Bangladeshi poet, lyricist and composer Mahbubul A Khalid has penned a song that pays rich tribute to Kazi Nazrul Islam. Late composer Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul tuned the song titled 'Agnibinar Phool' (Flower of fire-harp). Two young singers Rajib and Lemis rendered their voices on the song dedicated to the National Poet.

The song has been published on Mahbubul A Khalid’s musical website ‘khalidsangeet.com’. Besides, a music video is also available on the composer's YouTube channel 'Khalid Sangeet'.

About the song, lyricist Mahbubul A Khalid said, Kazi Nazrul Islam was the nightingale of songs. He bore the pain of hunger and baton in prison but did not stop writing for freedom, humanity, love, and revolution. Nazrul had no feeling of lineage. He did not differentiate between Hindu or Muslim. He never considered the status of humans. To him, humanity was above all. This song has been written to pay homage to the great rebel poet. Hope all will love it.

Mentionable, poet, lyricist and composer Mahbubul A Khalid has penned and tuned a vast number of songs including various days or observance, popular and renowned personalities, social awareness etc. His recent song on Covid-19 pandemic titled 'Corona Ke Voy Koro Na' (Don't get panicked of Coronavirus) has been widely appreciated and created awareness on the deadly virus.

Augustin Sujan/Nasim


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