Seasoned poet Jahangir Feroze was felicitated on his 63rd birthday on Friday at a programme held at the seminar room of National Press Club.
Jahangir’s friends and peers congratulated the poet and recited his poems at the programme organised by literary organisation Suhrid.
Poets KG Mostafa, Abdul Hai Shikder, Camelia Ahmed, Shawon Azgar, Sayeed Jubery, Fazlul Haque Tuhin and Pulok Hasan, among others, spoke on Jahingir Feroze’s poems.
‘Jahangir Feroze is a romantic poet. But his poems often contain references to contemporary society and political situation,’ said Fazlul Haque Tuhin.
Terming Jahangir Feroze as ‘one of the most refined contemporary Bengali poets’, KG Mostafa said, ‘Jahangir Feroze’s poems carry a strong sense of patriotism, along with a lonely poet’s observation on himself and people around him’.
Jahingir Feroze thanked everyone for their kind words. ‘Thank you all for the kind words. The love you have shown me today will inspire me to keep writing’, said Feroze.
Born on April 6, 1955 at Karotia in Tangail, Jahangir Feroze began writing poetry at an early age and established himself as a poet of distinct style that leaves readers puzzled. His spontaneous use of unusual symbols and metaphors to address the bitter realities of life makes him easily recognisable among his contemporaries.
He has eight collections of poetry and an anthology of the collections to his credit. Among his fan-favourite collections of poetry are Baddhomatal Rodey, Chakurijibider Kono Spartacus Nei, Laloner Pakhi Ure Jay, Mouriboney Batash, Anubishwer Meghomala and Chhera Tukro Megh.
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