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POST TIME: 24 May, 2020 05:20:05 PM
A Nazrul song heralding Eid for 87 years
Independent Online/BSS

A Nazrul song heralding Eid for 87 years

‘O Mon Ramzan-er Oi Rozar Sheshey Elo Khushir Eid’, the impressive song of National Poet Kazi Najrul Islam, is completing 87 years tomorrow  (Monday) on the day of the Eid-ul-Fitr.

It is a great pleasure for the followers of rebellion poet Kazi Nazrul Islam that the song is going to be played on the occasion of the Eid-ul-Fitr on his birthday tomorrow (Monday).

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 Shawwal 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.

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