( a short story ) Kazi Nazrul Islam is the national poet of Bangladesh. He is well known as the Rebel poet in Bengali literature. He was born at Churulia, in Asansol.
( a short story ) His father’s name was Kazi Fakir Ahmad and his mother’s name was Zaheda Khatun. His parents lost four children before his birth. So, they gave him the nick name Dhuku Mia.( a short story )
( a short story ) In his early life Nazrul lost his mother. For this he had struggled hard against poverty. In his boyhood he was very precocious and naughty. He was admitted to a local Primary School. But he did not obey the hard and fast rule of the school. He troubled the villagers with his boyish wicked deeds. The villagers called him “Khepa”. After passing the Primary Examination he devoted himself to religion. He became a teacher in the village Maktab. There he taught the village chidren the holy Quran. He also became a muezzin. At this time he became well acquainted with Islamic lore which influenced his later literary works to a great extent. He also entertained the village people through theatrical party known as Letto and earned and fame.( a short story )
At twelve he fled away from home and took job of a baker boy and for that he got taka 5 per month. At this time he drew the attention of a Muslim sub-inspector of police.( a short story ) He took Nazrul to his own village home and got him admitted into a high school. The first World War broke out. He joined the War and became a Havilder.( a short story )
He continued his writings there. He wrote several poems and prose pieces which made him famous. ( a short story ) The Regiment was banned. He returned to Calcutta. At this time he edited a magazine named Dhumketu in which he published all his revolutionary writings. He was sent to jail for one year for writing the poem “Agamani”. His famous creations are Agni Bina, Bandhan Hara, Rikter Bedan, Bisher Bansi, parlay-Shika etc.
( a short story ) Nazrul’s writings were full of hope, energy, aspiration and result.( a short story ) His writings awakened the sleeping people of this subcontinent. ( a short story ) It was Nazrul through whom the people began to hope for a better future. He made them conscious of their rights. He helped them to fight for independence and break the bondage of slavery and fetters of subjugation. He has establishes himself in our heart and in the annals of Bengali Literature.( a short story )