Kolkata: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday paid tributes to rebel poet Kazi Nazrul Islam. The 42nd death anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam was observed in a befitting manner.
“Homage to the ‘Rebel Poet’, Kazi Nazrul Islam on his death anniversary.” Mamata wrote on Twitter. Nazrul’s activism for political and social justice earned him the title of “Rebel Poet”
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Homage to the ‘Rebel Poet’, Kazi Nazrul Islam on his death anniversary.
“হিন্দু না ওরা মুসলিম, ওই জিজ্ঞাসে কোন জন?
কান্ডারি বল ডুবিছে মানুষ, সন্তান মোর মার।”
বিদ্রোহী কবি কাজী নজরুল ইসলামের প্রয়াণ দিবসে জানাই প্রণাম
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) August 29, 2018
Famously known as the Rebel Poet, Nazrul was a lyricist, musician, revolutionist and philosopher. His poems and songs were a source of inspiration for the Bangali nation during the Liberation War in 1971, and all subsequent democratic movements and struggles.
Nazrul wrote nearly 3,000 songs and composed many of them, which are now known as Nazrul Geeti or Nazrul Sangeet.