A Nazrul song heralding Eid for 85 years in Bangladesh

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‘O Mon Ramzan-er Oi Rozar Sheshey Elo Khushir Eid’, the impressive song of National Poet Kazi Najrul Islam, is completing 85 years on the day of this Eid-ul-Fitr, reports BSS.

The song has become an unofficial title or theme song for the Eid-ul-Fitr, heralding the biggest festival of the Muslims after the month-long fasting in Ramadan.

Every year thousands of Bangla speaking Muslims in Bangladesh and other parts of the world eagerly wait to listen to the song played on radio and television after the sighting of the new moon of the Islamic month of Shawal at the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

As soon the song is played, it creates a wave of gratification among the people and prompts them to get ready for celebrating the Eid.

National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam composed this very song greeting the Muslim community on Eid-ul-Fitr in early 1932, which has become the signature tune for ‘Rojar Eid’ or Eid-ul-Fitr in this country. Abbas Uddin Ahmed sang the song for the first time.

His Masters Voice in Kolkata published the record of the Nazrul’s ageless song a few days before the Eid-ul-Fitr in February in 1932.

Marking the 85th anniversary of the song, Nazrul-Promila Parishad has chalk out elaborate programmes to observe the occasion on poet Nazrul’s grave premise beside the Dhaka University Central Mosque at 5 pm on this Eid day.

The programmes will include offering ziyarat, singing the perpetual song in a chorus, recitation of poems, reunion of Nazrul’s fans and discussions.

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