The 120th birthday of Jassimuddin, a famous poet who is widely known for his poems about people and nature in rural Bengal, was celebrated on Sunday.
According to Bangladesh’s United News, deputy chief Faridpur Mud Kamrul Afsan Tarkudar, police chief Mud Shahjahan and freedom fighter commander Abul Foez Shanewaz, among others, laid wreaths at Ambikapur’s grave. A tribute to the poet.
People from all walks of life and members of various cultural and social organizations then paid tribute to the poet.
A discussion program and a door muffel were held in the garden of the poet’s house. Deputy Commissioner His Md Kamrul Ahsan Talukdar was present as the chief guest of the program presided over by Deputy Commissioner Taslima Ali.
Born on January 1, 1903 in the village of Tambulkhana, Faridpur, British India, Jassimuddin is considered one of the most important poets of Bangla literature.
When he was still a student at the University of Calcutta, his acclaimed poem Kabal, which depicts a conversation between a grandfather and his grandson, was included in a Bangla textbook.
A versatile writer, Jassimuddin has made outstanding contributions in various fields of Bangla literature including poetry, ballads, songs, dramas, novels, stories, memoirs and travelogues. Two of his famous works titled Nakshi Kantar Mas and Sojan Badiah Ghat are considered two masterpieces of Bangla literature and have been translated into many languages.
A prolific literary figure, Jasimuddin also composed a number of songs depicting rural Bengali traditions. Bengali’s most popular folk during his collaboration with his singer Abbasuddin, Amar Sonar Moinapaki, Prano Sakire, Ameyetraate, Nishite Jaiyopurbane, Amar Hakarakala Kolamre, Amei Baisairi Leh and others.
Jasimuddin began his career in 1931 as an Assistant Research Fellow under the eminent folklorist Dinesh Chandra Sen, collecting folk literature until 1937 under Dinesh Chandra Sen’s supervision. , namely Jali Ghan and Murshida Ghan.
In 1938 Jasimuddin joined Dhaka University as a lecturer and taught there until 1944. He quit his job and joined the information broadcasting department, where he worked until his retirement in 1962 as deputy director.
In January 2018, the Bangla Academy announced the biennial Jasimuddin Literature Award for lifelong contributions to Bangla literature.
Jasimuddin received several awards for his contributions to Bangla literature, including the Presidential Award for Pride of Performance in Pakistan in 1958, DLitt from Rabindra Bharati University in India in 1969, Ekshey Padak in 1976, and Independence Award in 1978. Awarded.
The poet died in Dhaka on March 13, 1976.