Google Doodle celebrates Kazi Nazrul Islam’s birthday
Published: 04:23 PM, 25 May 2020
Google has created a Doodle, alteration of the Google logo, celebrating the 121st birthday of Bangladesh’s National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam.
The search engine giant posted the doodle, alteration of the Google logo on its Bangladeshi homepage early Monday, paying tribute to his memory.
The doodle shows a picture of the ‘Bidrohi Kobi’ (rebel poet) holding a green notebook while another avatar of the poet writing up a storm of verses in the background.
Born on May 25, 1899 (11th Joishtha in Bengali calendar year 1306) in Churulia, near Asansol in the Burdwan district of West Bengal, Nazrul had inspired with valour against injustice and repression of the colonial rule through his writings.
His poetry, songs and literary works created a renaissance in Bengali literature. He was a pioneer writer of secular consciousness. His writings played a major role in the development of secular consciousness in national life.
Soon after the independence of Bangladesh, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman brought the rebellious poet Kazi Nazrul Islam and his family to the newly independent Bangladesh. He arranged for Nazrul’s stay in Bangladesh with state honors, provided a house for the poet in Dhanmondi.
Kazi Nazrul breathed his last in 1976 at the Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital. He was buried with state honors next to the central mosque of Dhaka University.