Rafiq Azad

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Rafiq Azad
Native name
রফিক আজাদ
Born
Rafiqul Islam Khan

(1942-02-14)February 14, 1942
DiedMarch 12, 2016(2016-03-12) (aged 74)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
NationalityBangladeshi
Alma materUniversity of Dhaka
OccupationPoet
Years active1973–2016
Known forPatriotic, romantic and protest poems
Notable work
Chuniya Amar Arcedia
MovementRealism, Modernism, Romanticism
AwardsBangla Academy Award, Ekushey Padak

Rafiq Azad (born Rafiqul Islam Khan; February 14, 1942 – March 12, 2016) was a Bangladeshi poet, editor and writer. He was born in Tangail. He wrote over 45 collections of poetry including Prakriti O Premer Kabita, Asambhaber Paye, Sahasra Sundar, Haturir Nichae Jiban, Khub Beshi Durea Noy, Khamakaro Bahaman Hey Udar Amiyo Batas and others. He was a freedom fighter during the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971. Azad was called as one of the most important young poets in the post-Liberation War period.[1]

Azad died in Dhaka, Bangladesh from a stroke on March 12, 2016.[2] He was aged 74.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Poet Rafiq Azad dies | Dhaka Tribune". www.dhakatribune.com. Retrieved 2016-03-13.
  2. "Poets and peers mourn Rafiq Azad's death - New Age". New Age. Retrieved 2016-03-13.