Today May 25, 2020 is the 121st Birthday of Bengali poet, musician, writer, and activist Kazi Nazrul Islam. Previously Google Doodle celebrates Independence day of Bangladesh. Today’s Doodle celebrates Kazi Nazrul Islam’s birthday. He is a prominent voice raiser of the Indian independence movement. Nazrul was a fierce advocate for religious tolerance, freedom, and fight against injustice. He is known as “Bidrohi Kobi” (“Rebel Poet”).
Kazi Nazrul Islam was born on this day in 1899 in the Bardhaman district the Indian state of West Bengal. At young age, he showed his interest in poetry and literature as his uncle’s traveling theater group. During World War I, Nazrul moved to Kolkata and in 1922 he published his world famous revolutionary poem “Bidrohi” (“The Rebel”), which was marked against colonialism and global oppression and suppression.
Nazrul’s published his own writing in magazine – Dhumketu (The Comet)—resulted imprisonment, which in turn inspired one of his most well-known works, “Rajbondir Jobanbondi” (”The Deposition of a Political Prisoner,” 1923). His poetry supported the gender equality of men & women. Nazrul also wrote 4,000 + songs, which brought him national popularity and added new genre called Nazrul Geeti (Music of Nazrul).
For his incredible literary contribution, Nazrul was named the national poet of Bangladesh in 1972.
Early concepts and sketches of the Google Doodle of Kazi Nazrul Islam
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