Lest we forget

 Moulavi Mohammed Tofazzal Hossain


Date of Birth :   1904

Death             :   24th September1992


One of the great Businessman and prominent social worker of Bangladesh.He dedicated his whole life for the general people specially from Narsingdi.He made lot of Schools,Colleges,Madrasas,Hospitals etc.He did everything for the people of Narsingdi.Only for his influence Narsingdi became Zila from Mohokuma.He was also a leader of in Business sector of Bangladesh.He was the first Bangladeshi who made Jute Mills in Bangladesh before that every owner of jute mills were Pakistani.This great man born at Shibpur thana in Narsingdi zila.

List of His Few Works:

Narsingdi Government College

Jameyai Kashemia Madrasa( Gabtoli Madrasa)

Narsingdi Sadar Hospital

Alhaj Moulavi Mohammed Tofazzal Hossain High School

Kararchar Madrasa

Blind School in Kararchar(Shibpur)

Kararchar Eid Gah


Rahman, (Bir Srestha) Matiur



Rahman, (Bir Srestha) Matiur (1941-1971) martyr in the WAR OF LIBERATION. Flight Lieutenant Matiur Rahman was born in DHAKA on 29 November 1941. He received his primary education at Dhaka Collegiate
School. Next he got himself admitted into Pakistan Air Force Public School at Sargoda in West Pakistan. After completing his twelfth class course there he entered Pakistan Air Force Academy. He was commissioned in June 1963 and was posted at Risalpur, West Pakistan. He successfully completed the Jet Conversion Course in Karachi before he was appointed a Jet Pilot in Peshawar.

Rahman made a secret plan of hijacking an aircraft. His aim was to join the liberation forces with the hijacked plane. On the morning of 20 August Pilot Officer Minhaz Rashid was scheduled to fly in a T-33 aircraft from Masrur Airbase in Karachi with Matiur Rahman as his trainer. The T-33 aircraft was code-named 'Bluebird'. During the training flight Matiur Rahman attempted to take control of the aircraft into his own hands, but failed. The plane crashed in Thatta, a place near the Indian border. Matiur's dead body was found near the crash sight, but no traces of Minhaz's dead body could be discovered. Matiur Rahman was buried at the graveyard of fourth class employees at Masrur Airbase.

Matiur Rahman was awarded the highest state title of honour 'BirSrestha' in recognition of his patriotism and sacrifice.






Personal Information


Shamsur Rahman শামসুররাহমান(October 24, 1929 – August 17, 2006) was a Bangladeshi poet, columnist and journalist. Rahman wrote more than sixty books of poetry and is considered a key figure in Bengali literature. He was regarded as the one of the most prominent Bengali poets in the latter half of the 20th century and the unofficial poet laureate of Bangladesh. Major themes in his poetry and writings include liberal humanism, human relations, romanticised rebellion of youth, the emergence of and consequent events in Bangladesh, and opposition to religious fundamentalism.

- Poetry -

Shamsur Rahman's first book of poetry, "Prothom Gan Ditio Mrittur Agay", was published in 1960. He had to go through the political turbulence of 60's and 70's which also reflected on his poems clearly. He wrote his famous poem "Asader Shirt" which was written with respect to the Revolution of 69. During the Bangladesh Liberation War he wrote a bunch of extra ordinary poems based on the war. These poems were so inspiring that they were recited at the camps of freedom fighters. Later these poems were published in "Bondi Shibir Theke" in 1972. Later he continued writing poems in the independent Bangladesh and remained as the poet whose poems reflect the history of the nation. During the historical movement against Ershad he published his book "Buk Tar Bangladesher Hridoy" indicating the great sacrifice of Nur Hossain.

- Poetic diction -

Shamsur Rahman wrote most of his poems in free verse, often with the rhythm style known as Poyaar or Aakhsharbritto. It is popularly known that he followed this pattern from poet Jibanananda Das. He also wrote poems in two other major patterns of Bengali rhythmic style, namely, Matrabritto and Shorobritto.

- Career In Journalism -

Shamsur Rahman started his professional career as a co-editor in the English daily "Morning News" in 1957. Later he left this job and went to the Dhaka center of the then Radio Pakistan. But he returned back to his own rank at "Morning News" in 1960 and was there till 1964. After the liberation of Bangladesh he wrote columns in the daily Dainik Bangla. In 1977 he became the editor of this daily. He also jointly worked as the editor of "Bichitra", a popular weekly published since 1973. During the period of President Ershad he got involved with internal turbulence in the "Dainik Bangla". A rank 'Chief Editor' was created to take away his position as the editor and rip off all powers from him. In 1987 he left the daily as a protest against this injustice. He also worked as the editor of monthly literary magazine Adhunain 1987 and as the main editor of the weekly Muldhara in 1989. He worked as one of the editors of Kobikantha, a poetry little magazine, in 1956.

- Critical acclaim -

Zillur Rahman Siddiqui, a friend and critic, describes Shamsur Rahman as one who is "deeply rooted in his own tradition." In his opinion, Shamsur Rahman "still soaks the language of our times, transcending the limits of geography. In his range of sympathy, his catholicity, his urgent and immediate relevance for us, Shamsur Rahman is second to none."

Professor Syed Manzoorul Islam has similar praise for Rahman, "It is true he has built on the ground of the 30's poets, but he has developed the ground, explored into areas they thought too dark for exploration, has added new features to it, landscaped it and in the process left his footprints all over."

In the year 1993 renowned Bangladeshi writer Humayun Azad wrote a book about critical analysis of Shamsur Rahman's poetry titled 'Shmasur Rahman : Nisshongo Sherpa' (tr. A lonely Climber).

However, it is often alleged that Shamsur Rahman evolved around his own poetic formula created in the 1960s and exhausted himself in the same fashion. He could not transcend himself during the next forty years of his poetic.


Personal Interests


- Literary Works -

- Poetry -

* Prothom Gan Ditio Mrittur Age (1960)
* Roudro Korotite (1963)
* Biddhosto Nilima (1967)
* Niralokay Dibboroth (1968)
* Neej Bashbhumay (1970)
* Bondi Shibir Theke (1972)
* Dusshomoyer Mukhomukhi (1973)
* Firiay Nao Ghatok Kata (1974)
* Adigonto Nogno Pododhoni (1974)
* Ak Dhoroner Ohongkar (1975)
* Ami Onahari (1976)
* Bangladesh Shopno Dakhay (1977)
* Protidin Ghorhin Ghore (1978)
* Ekaruser Akash (1982)
* Udbhot Uter Pithe Cholche Shodesh (1983)
* Nayoker Chaya (1983)
* Amar Kono Tara Nei (1984)
* Je Ondho Shundori Kade (1984)
* Astray Amar Bishshash Nei (1985)
* Homerer Shopnomoy Hat (1985)
* Shironam Mone Pore Na (1985)
* Icchay Hoy Ektu Darai (1985)
* Dhulay Goray Shirostran (1985)
* Deshodrohi Hote Icchay Kore (1986)
* Tableay Applegulo Heshe Othay (1986)
* Obirol Jolahromi (1986)
* Amra Kojon Shongi (1986)
* Jhorna Amar Angulay (1987)
* Shopnera Dukray Othay Barbar (1987)
* Khub Beshi Valo Thakte Nei (1987)
* Moncher Majhkhanay (1988)
* Buj Tar Bangladesher Hridoy (1988)
* Matal Hrittik
* Hridoy Amar Prithibir Alo (1989)
* Shay Ak Porobashay(1990)
* Grihojudder Agae(1990)
* Khondito Gourob(1992)
* Dhongsher Kinare Bashay(1992)
* Akash Ashbe Neme(1994)
* Uzar Baganay(1995)
* Asho Kokil Asho Shornochapa
* Manob Hridoy Naibeddo Shajai
* Hemonto Shondhay Kichukal(1997)
* Chayagoner Shonge Kichukkhon
* Meghlokay Monoz(1998)
* Shoundorjo Amar Ghore(1998)
* Ruper Probale Dogdho Shondha(1998)
* Tukro Kichu Shonglaper Shako(1998)
* Shopno O Dushshopnay Bachay Achi(1999)
* Nokkhotro Bajate Bajate(2000)
* Shuni Hridoyer Dhoni(2000)
* Hridopodmay Jotsna Dolay(2001)
* Bhognostupay Golaper Hashi(2002)
* Bhangachora Chand Mukh Kalo Kore Dhukchay(2003)
* Ak Phota kemon Onol(1986)
* Horiner Har(1993)
* Gontobbo Nai Ba Thakuk(2004)
* Krishnopokkhay Purnimar Dikay(2004)
* Gorostanay Kokiler Korun Aaobhan(2005)
* Andhokar Theke Aloy(2006)
* Na Bastob Na Dushshopno(2006)

- Short Stories -

* Shamsur Rahmaner Golpo

- Novels -

* Octopas(1983)
* Adbhut Adhar Ak(1985)
* Niyoto Montaz(1985)
* Elo Je Abelzxzxay(1994)

- Teenage Literature -

* Alating Belating(1974)
* Dhan Bhanle Kuro Debo(1977)
* Golap Phote Khukir Hatay(1977)
* Rongdhonur Shako(1994)
* Lal Fulkir Chora(1995)
* Noyonar Jonno(1997)
* Amer Kuri Jamer Kuri(2004)
* Noyonar Jonno(2005)

- Autobiography -

* Kaaler Dhuloy Lekha
* Smritir Shohor

- Collected Columns -

* Akanto Bhabna

- Poems in Translation -

* Robert Froster Kobita(1966)
* Robert Froster Nirbachito Kobita(1968)
* Khawaja Farider Kobita(1968)

- Drama in Translation -

* William Shakespeare's Hamlet
* Uzein O'Neeler Markomilions

- Others -

* Uponnashshomogro
* Noyonar Uddeshe Golap
* Kobitar Shather Gerostali
* Gorosthane Kokiler Korun Ahban
* Nirbachito[SR] 100 Kobita
* Noyonar Jonno Ekti Golap
* Shera Shamsur Rahman
* Rongdhonur Sako
* Shamsur Rahmaner Sreshtha Kobita (1976)
* Premer Kobita (1981)
* Shamsur Rahmaner Sreshtho Kobita (from Kolkata) (1985)
* Shamsur Rahmaner Rajnaitik Kobita (1988)
* Shamsur Rahmaner Premer Kobita (1993)
* Shonirbachito Premer Kobita (1993)
* Nirbachito Chora O Kobita (1996)
* Kabbyashombhar (1996)
* Chorashomogro (1998)
* Prem O Prokitir Kobita (2004)
* Shera Shamsur Rahman (2004)
* Shamsur Rahman Kobita Shongroho (2005)
* Shamsur Rahman Goddo Shongroho (2005)
* Kobita Shomogro Ak (2005)
* Kobtia Shomogro Dui (2006)

- Awards -

* Adamjee Award (1962)
* Bangla Academy Award (1969)
* Ekushey Padak (1977)
* Swadhinata Dibosh Award (1991)
* Mitshubishi Award of Japan (1992)
* Ananda Puroshker from India (1994).
* TLM South Asian Literature Award for the Masters, 2006.


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