When Imdadul Haq Milon was a student at Jagannath College, one of his classmates brought a newspaper, in which a writing by him was printed. He was showing it to everybody with pride.
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Imdadul Haq Milon, who has played a vital role in inculcating reading habits among Bangladeshis, is hardly considered for his serious works. He is mostly evaluated as a writer of popular fiction.
But to what extent are youngsters truly aware of Nazrul and his works? During a walk around Dhaka University (DU) campus, the final resting place of Kazi Nazrul Islam, this correspondent spoke to a few students on this regard.
Feroza Begum (2nd from right, front row) with Bidyut Kumar Basu (far left), Imdadul Haque Milon and Shykh Seraj (far right).
Marking the 111th birth anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, Channel i held a daylong ‘Nazrul Mela’ yesterday at its Tejgaon office. The channel has been organising the mela since 2006. Mobile phone operator Robi was the sponsor of the event.
To mark the 111th birth anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, a daylong Nazrul Mela, to be organised by private satellite channel Channel-i, will be held at its Tejgaon office today. The festival will be aired live on Channel i from 11:05am to 4:00pm.
To celebrate five years of the cultural organisation ‘Geetanjoli Lolitakala Academy,’ it honoured late poet and language veteran Dr Alauddin Al Azad and noted litterateur Emdadul Huq Milon at a function at the Small and Handicrafs Industry Training Institute Auditorium at Uttara in the city on Friday.
Imdadul Haque Milon, one of the most celebrated writers in the country, talks to Khaled Yasin Rashid about retirement and how the country has failed to produce any great writer after Humayun Ahmed, Zafar Iqbal and Anisul Haque.
The highly anticipated third and final volume of Noorjahan, by one of the most prominent Bangla fiction writers,
Imdadul Haque Milon, is almost out of the woodworks. The book, which is scheduled to be published next February, will cement the authors place as one of the most flexible writers in Bangladeshi literature.