Ekushey Padak winning poet Mahbub Ul Alam Choudhury was recalled at a programme held on Sunday at the Sufia Kamal Auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum.
The programme, titled, ‘Shoroney Boroney-Katha Kobi Gaaney’, was organised by Bangabandhu Abbriti Parisad marking 92th birth anniversary of Choudhury.
Poet Kazi Rozi inaugurated the programme where writer Selina Hossain was present as the chief guest and Bangladesh National Museum director general Md Abdul Mannan Ilias was present as the special guest.
Poet Muhammad Nurul Huda and poet Asim Shah spoke on life and works of Mahbub Ul Alam Choudhury.
Mahbub Ul Alam Choudhury was born on November 7, 1927. He was politically active since his student days. He Joined Chittagong District Students’ Congress in 1942 and Students Federation in 1945.
Choudhury took part in the language movement from 1948 to 1956. He protested against the Pakistan Government’s Fundamental Policies of Pakistan (1950), which failed to include Bangla as the state language of Pakistan. In 1952, he became the convener of the Chittagong District Rastrabhasha Sangram Parishad (State Language Movement Council). He wrote the famous poem Kadte Ashini Fasheer Dabee Niye Eshechhi, the first poem on language movement, protesting police crackdown on protests on Dhaka University campus in 1952. He died on December 23, 2007.
Artistes paid tribute to Choudhury reciting poems depicting human relations, revolution and other issues at the show.
Artistes of recitation organisation Monon commenced the show reciting Mahbub Ul Alam Choudhury’s famous poem Kadte Ahsini Fasheer Dabi Niye Eshechi.
Mahin Ahmed recited Amar Jonmodin, Nazmul Ahsan recited Ekti Nodir Naam’ and Ahsan Ullah Tomal Amar Mrittu Holey.
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