Azizur Rahman (poet)

Azizur Rahman (18 January 1917 – 12 September 1978) was a Bangladeshi poet and lyricist. He was awarded Ekushey Padak posthumously by the People's Republic of Bangladesh in 1979 for his outstanding contribution in Bengali literature.[1][2]

Azizur Rahman
Born(1917-01-18)18 January 1917
Died12 September 1978(1978-09-12) (aged 61)
NationalityBangladeshi
Occupationpoet, lyricist
AwardsEkushey Padak (1979)

Early lifeEdit

Rahman was born on 18 January 1917 in the village of Haripur in Kushtia District of the then East Bengal under the British Raj (now Bangladesh) to a Zamindar family.[1] He dropped out of school at his young age and began composing songs for the stage performance of Jatra.[3]

CareerEdit

Rahman joined Dhaka Radio Station (now Bangladesh Betar) as a staff artiste in 1954 and composed a large number Patriotic and Islamic songs for the radio.[4] He served as an editor of juvenile monthly Alapani and also served as the literary-editor of daily Paygam from 1964 to 1970.[1]

Notable worksEdit

SongsEdit

  • Bengali: পলাশ ঢাকা কোকিল ডাকা আমারই দেশ ভাই রে প্রভৃতি। (O brother, my palash (a kind of red flower))
  • Bengali: কারো মনে তুমি দিও না আঘাত (Don't distress any one)

Literary worksEdit

  • Dainosaurer Rajya (1962)
  • Jibjantur Katha (1962)
  • Chhutir Dine (1963)
  • Ei Mati Ei Desh (1970)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Rahman, Azizur". Banglapedia. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ কবি ও গীতিকার আজিজুর রহমানের জন্মদিন. banglanews24.com (in Bengali). Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ কবি ও গীতিকার আজিজুর রহমান. The Daily Sangram (in Bengali). Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  4. ^ স্ম র ণ : কবি আজিজুর রহমান. Daily Naya Diganta (in Bengali). Retrieved 16 March 2019.