The eighty fifth anniversary of start of the late Ekushey Padak-winning poet, language motion veteran and freedom fighter Al Mahmud was noticed on Sunday.
Relations, admires and well-wishers of Al Mahmud positioned floral wreaths on his grave at South Maurail Graveyard in Brahmanbaria district city.
Apart from, completely different organisations organised on-line programmes to commemorate the life and work of Al Mahmud on Saturday and Sunday.
A web-based dialogue programme titled Sahitya Alap was aired on the Fb web page named Priyojon TV on Saturday evening. Author Farhad Mazhar was the keynote speaker of the programme. Poet Abdul Hye Sikder, poet and essayist Muhammad Abdul Baten, poet Mohibur Rahim and poet Fazlul Haque Tuhin attended the occasion.
In his speech, Farhad Mazhar shared his recollections of Al Mahmud.
‘I spent a variety of time with Al Mahmud and we used to have lengthy periods of debate. After we have been younger, we even had week-long conversations. His literary works made him an vital Muslim author in Bangla literature after Kazi Nazrul Islam,’ mentioned Farhad Mazhar.
‘The greatness of Al Mahmud was his intuitiveness. His works mirrored how the way forward for Bangladesh would appear like and on this regard, his Sonali Kabin was a landmark in Bangla poetry,’ added Mazhar.
Whereas mentioning the significance of Sonali Kabin, poet Abdul Hye Sikder elaborated on why Al Mahmud is a quintessential poet of Bangla literature. ‘He neither reproduced the prevailing discourses nor did he structured his poems with synthetic language. Most of his up to date trendy native poets have been following the kinds and essence of European and West Bengal developments and Al Mahmud intentionally rejected them in his works,’ mentioned Abdul Hye Sikder.
Mohibur Rahman additionally talked in regards to the originality of Al Mahmud, ‘He was not solely the preferred poet of his time but in addition probably the most distinctive. Although he appeared within the Bangla literary scene as a contemporary poet, he developed a novel fashion.’
Poet and Al Mahmud researcher Fazlul Haque Tuhin anchored the programme.
On Sunday, a web based programme on Al Mahmud was streamed on the Fb web page named Notun Ek Matra at 9:00pm the place poet and essayist Mahbub Hasan introduced the keynote speech.
Poet and kids’s creator Zakir Abu Zafar, researcher and translator Elham Hossain and poet Fazlul Haque Tuhin, amongst others, additionally spoke on the occasion. Nasim Mahmud and Shaila Mahmud recited poems on the programme.
A web-based programme on Al Mahmud titled Janmadiney Kabita Adday Al Mahmud was streamed on the Fb named Kobita Carnival at 10:05pm. Poets and literary critics from each Bangladesh and India attended the occasion.
Shaheen Reza and Atahar Khan from Bangladesh and Nilanjan Chandilya, Soumit Basu, Shila Mitra and Madhuban Chakrabarty from India have been current as discussants on the programme.
Born on July 11, 1936 at Maurail, Al Mahmud was equally proficient in writing novels, quick tales and poems.
He’s thought of as one of many twentieth century’s biggest poets in Bangla language.
His extremely readable autobiography named Je Bhabe Bere Uthi throws perception into his life and occasions. His Sonali Kabin, printed in 1973, is taken into account a masterpiece.
Al Mahmud acquired Bangla Academy Award in 1968. Apart from, for his excellent contribution to Bangla literature he acquired Ekushey Padak, Pleasure Bangla Award, Humayun Kabir Memorial Award, Jibanananda Memorial Award, Kazi Motaher Hossain Literary Award, Kabi Jasimuddin Award, Philips Literary Award, Nasir Uddin Award, Lalon Award and others.
He died on February 15, 2019.