Question: Write a short composition on “Your Favorite Poet.”
Answer: Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam is my favourite Poet. He was born in 1899 on the 11th Jaistha in the village Churulia of Bardwan in West Bengal. At his early age, he lost his father. After the death of his father, he had to face hardship. He got his religious education in the village Maktab. But he did not like the hard and fast rules of the school.
Later on, he joined the ‘Letto’ Party of the village which delivered folk songs to the villagers for their entertainment. He composed various kinds of folk songs for the ‘Letto Party.’ He became the leader of the party and earned name and fame.
At the age of twelve, he fled away from home to Asansol. He worked in a baker’s shop. He worked for the whole day and studied at dead of night. One day a Muslim Sub-Inspector named Rafiullah was charmed at his merit. He brought him to his house in the village. Then the Poet Nazrul got himself admitted into a High School there. He stayed there for only three years. Then the First World War broke out. Nazrul joined the British army to take part in the war. But he continued his practice of writing poems and other literary works. He wrote many poems and stories. His “Boundeler Atma Katha” or the autobiography of a vagabond created a sensation. It was a writer of a new style in Bengali literature. People were fascinated by his style and quality.
Nazrul’s most remarkable work “Bidrohi” was first published in a weekly magazine named “Bijli’. At the age of 22, he edited the bi-weekly magazine “Dhumketu” or the Comet. Many famous and revolutionary poems of Nazrul were published in this magazine. He was put into jail for writing the poem “Agnibina.” But he did not stop writing. He went on hunger strike in Jail. Then Poet Tagore sent him a letter in Jail saying, “Give up the hunger strike, Bengali literature claims you.”
He wrote prose entitled, “Rajbandir Zaban Bandi” which was full of protest, yearning for freedom, protest against injustice and oppression of the British rulers. One of his verses named “Anandamoyeer Agamaneye” created a sensational impact among the people. The British Govt. at last proscribed the poem.
He composed Agni Bina, Bisher Bashi, Bhangar gan, Dolonchapa, Chakrabak, Fanimanasha, Sharbahara, Shamyabadi and all the books were full of vigour, the inspiration for freedom, love for humanity and love for nature. He composed a few thousands of songs and Ghazals in Bangla. He used so many vocabularies efficiently from Arabic and Persia in Bengali literature. His literary works will remain a source of inspiration for the oppressed forever. For his outstanding contribution to Bengali literature, I like him the most.
He tried to earn his livelihood by writings. But he had to experience hardship throughout his whole life. Suddenly he was attacked with an incurable disease and was paralyzed. He was brought to Dhaka from Calcutta after the independence of Bangladesh. He suffered for a long time and at last, he died on the 26th August 1976 in Dhaka.
He was buried on the premises of Dhaka University mosque with due honour offered by the state. His poems and songs inspired us during our Liberation War. He was declared our national poet. Nazrul was gifted with extraordinary talent. He inspired the people of Indo-Pak subcontinent to stand against the British rule. He was always sympathetic towards the neglected, oppressed and downtrodden people. He was a champion of freedom, Justice and equality.