Poet Abul Hasan (August 4, 1947–1975) was recalled on his 70th birth anniversary at a programme held at Sangskriti Bikash Kendra in Paribagh on Friday.
Online literary platform Boinews24.com organised the programme, which included recitation of poems penned by Abul Hasan and a discussion on life and works of the late poet.
Eminent poet Mohammad Nurul Huda spoke on life and works of Abul Hasan the programme. He said that Abul Hasan could have contributed more to the literature arena of the country if he had not died at such an young age.
Recitation artistes presented poems of Abul Hasan at the programme. Masum Azizul Bashar recited the poem Juganbandhi, Tamanna Sarwar Nipa recited Brishty Chinhito Bhalobasa and Nazmul Ahsan recited the poems Ami Anek Koshte Acchi and Uccharongulo Shoker on the occasion. Besides, Rupa Chakroborty recited Kurukhetrer Alap and Tomar Chibuk Chhobo Kalima Chhobo Na at the programme.
Abul Hasan, who won the Asian Poetry Competition held in 1970, occupies an important place in
modern Bangla poetry, though he wrote for only a decade.
His poems reflect feelings of grief, self-abnegation, and loneliness. Among his volumes of poems are Raja Jaay Raja Ase (1972), Je Tumi Horon Koro (1974) and Prithok Palongko (1975). The poetic play Ora Kayekjan (1988) and Abul Hasaner Galpa Sanggraha (1990) were published after his death. He received the Bangla Academy Award (1975) for poetry and the Ekushey Padak (1982) posthumously.
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