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At one glance poet Belal Chowdhury

April 29, 2018
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Poet Belal Chowdhury was born on 12 November 1938 in the village of Sharshi in Feni. Father Rafiquddin Ahmad Chowdhury and mother Munir Akhter Khatun Chowdhury. He was the eldest of nine siblings. In the student situation, he got involved in the Left Front politics. In 1952, joined the state language movement and went to jail.

While living in Calcutta in the sixties and seventies, literary journal ‘Krittibus’ was involved in the editing. Back in 1974, the National Poetry Council and Padabali Poetry played an important role in formation of the organization. Later he edited Pallibartha, Siddhartha Sankhi and Bharat Bichitra magazine.

More than fifty books of poetry, prose, translation, editing, and child literature He has also written ‘Ballal Sen’, ‘Peacock Vehicle’, and ‘Chhukktagin’ in the pseudonym. Among his poems, ‘Nishad Provincial’, ‘self-reflection’, ‘fixed life and nature’, ‘full moon of waterfall’, ‘sewing shadow’, ‘poetry in the form of poetry’, ‘thirty-four numbers’,’ that voice chaitre shimul ‘,’ outgoing sip ‘Notable. Apart from this, his fiction, essays, and research books include ‘Swinging to Dabanal’, ‘Dumurapatara Coat’, ‘Chesna Rang Chandrishila’ and ‘Laksam Dada and Other Stories’.

His autobiographical book, ‘Niradkad Hawaa Hawaay’ Belal Chowdhury has written for children and boys, ‘Sat Barotish Bhaza’, ‘Sataratna Kandakarkana’, ‘Green Language Brace’ and ‘Children’s Teens’. In addition to writing himself, he has written poems for writers such as Jorge Luis Borges, Pablo Neruda, Dillon Thomas, Aktauo Pass.

Belal Chowdhury received many awards, including the Ekushey Padak, Niharranjan Gold Medal, National Poetry Council Award and Bangla Academy Award for Literature. One of his daughters Safia Akhter Chowdhury Maury and two sons Abdullah symbol Yusuf Chowdhury and Abdullah Nasif Chowdhury.

In August 2007, Belal Chowdhury was admitted to hospital due to kidney problem. Since then, the condition of the body has become very bad. He was taken to Life Support in April and died on April 24 at 12 in a Dhaka hospital.
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