Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899-1976) is the National Poet of Bangladesh. Variously known as the Soldier Poet and the Rebel Poet, he was also a journalist, a playwright, and a song writer with themes ranging from nature to devotional hymns, both Muslim and Hindus, from love to socialism. His earliest published writings were fiction rather than poetry, and even his early published poems did not suggest that, one day, he would appear on the literary scene of Bengal like a dhumketu or comet –the name he used for his biweekly journal. Nazrul’s creative life was short, lasting from 1920 to 1942, when he lost his power of speech. However, it was a prolific one: in these twenty years he wrote over 500 poems, about 3000 songs, a number of short stories and three novellas.

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Citation: Zaman, Niaz. "Kazi Nazrul Islam". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 27 July 2020 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14572, accessed 04 December 2023.]

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