Rafiq Azad’s 79th birth anniv today

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Feb 14,2020


Rafiq Azad

Today is the 79th birth anniversary of late renowned poet and freedom fighter Rafiq Azad.

Friends, peers and family members will remember Rafiq Azad at programme held at his residence today.

Rafiq Azad, born on February 14, 1941 in Tangail, was a prolific writer. He enriched Bangla literature with his diverse works. He has to his credit 45 books. As a poet, he depicted love, romance, poverty, sufferings, injustice, urban and rural life in his poems.

Azad’s first book titled ‘Asombhaber Paye’ was published in 1973. He became famous when his poem Bhaat De Haramjada was published in 1974.

Some of his renowned works are ‘Shimabaddha Jale Shimita Shabuje’, ‘Chunia Amar Archedia’, ‘Haturir Niche Jiban’, ‘Parikirna Panshala Amar Swadesh’, ‘Shahstra Sundar’, ‘Khub Bashi Durey Nay’, ‘Khama Karo Bahaman He Udar Amia Batas’, ‘Karo Asrupat’, ‘Prem O Biraher Kabita’, ‘Pagla Garad Thekay Premikar Chiti’, ‘Apar Aranya’ and ‘Moulabir Mon Bhalo Nai’. He also worked as a teacher, civil servant and journalist.

Rafiq Azad was awarded Bangla Academy Literary Award in 1984 and Ekushey Padak in 2013 for his contribution to literature. He died on March 12, 2016.

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