Sunday, August 15, 2010

Bengalis lost three great sons in August

August is a month of mourning and pain for the Bengalis as a nation because they lost three greatest sons of the soil - Father of the Nation Bagabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bishwa Kobi Rabindranath Tagore and Bidrohi Kobi Nazrul Islam.

They all worked for the humanity. They worked against unjust as well as they were precursors of the development of lifestyle and economy. They taught the nation to fight against inhumanity and injustice and how to get victory in struggles.

The Bengalis lost their father of the nation on August 15, 1975 when Bangabandhu was killed along with most of his family members including 10-year old son Russel only four years after the world saw the emergence of independent Bangladesh after decades of protracted Bengali nationalist campaign under his leadership.

Poet Rabindranath Tagore died on August 7 in 1941. In his decades of endeavors in different genres of Bangla literature, the great poet enriched the Bangla language and literature, and elevated their positions in the global arena earned the repute for him as well as Bengali literature winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913.

National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, who dreamt of a society free from disparity, exploitation and communalism, died on August 29 in 1976, just a year after Bangabandhu's assassination.

Full report here New Nation

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