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A.N.M. Bazlur Rashid: An enlightened literary worker

Ratna Bagchi - January 24th, 2011

Abu Nayeem Mohammad Bazlur Rashid was a writer, dramatist, poet and thinker. He was one of the stronghold writers in Bengali Literature in the early twentieth century.

He was born in his maternal homeland in Faridpur town in May 8, 1911. His ancestral home is village Meton in Mirpur Upazilla in Kushtia.

Bazlur Rashid worked in different sectors of Bengali literature. He opened different new genres in Bengali literature.

He contributed largely to the development of some branches of this literature. His life long working in Bengali drama brought him name and fame. In this arena he contributed a good number of plays. He was awarded Bangla Academy Award in Drama in 1967. He was also awarded ‘Thagma-E-Imtiaz’ for his outstanding performance in literary writing. He was known to have written as many as 35 books. Among the books ‘Panthobina’, ‘Uttar Falgoni’, ‘Jharer Pakhi’, ‘Jibonbadi Rabindranath’, ‘Ogo Bideshini’ and ‘Pakisthaner Sufi-Sadhak are mentionable.