Today, November 4, is the 142nd birth anniversary of the great writer Kazi Imdadul Haque. He is an educationist, poet, essayist, novelist, short story writer, children’s writer and journalist. Kazi Imdadul Haque is one of the prominent Bengali Muslim contemplative prose writers at the beginning of the 20th century. He emerged in the literary arena as a possessor of exceptional talent in the Muslim society, which was backward in education. He was able to get a permanent place in Bengali literature by writing a small number of books. Although he had some other works, he is forever remembered in Bengali literature for the achievement he left behind by writing only one unfinished novel, Abdullah. The themes presented in Abdullah’s novel paint a perfect picture of the state of Bengali Muslim society in the early 20th century. today
On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Kazi Imdadul Haque on November 4, various programs have been taken up at Paikgacha, his birth place. On the initiative of Kazi Imdadul Haque Smriti Parishad, various programs have been organized in the morning at the Upazila Parishad Auditorium, including wreath laying on the writer’s portrait, discussion meeting, distribution of medals and awards. Upazila Executive Officer Muhammad Al-Amin will preside. Member of Parliament Md. Aktaruzzaman Babu will be the chief guest at the event. Upazila Parishad Chairman Md. Anwar Iqbal Montu, Mayor Salim Jahangir, OC Md. Rafiqul Islam, UP Chairman Sheikh Ziadul Islam Zian and other dignitaries will be special guests. Educator and researcher Professor Dr. Journalist Prakash Ghosh Bidhan, president of Kazi Imdadul Haque Smriti Parishad, said that Nazrul Islam and academician and literary professor Suranjan Roy will be awarded the Kazi Imdadul Haque Memorial Medal.
Fiction writer and educationist Kazi Imdadul Haque was born on November 4, 1882 in Gadaipur village of Paikgacha upazila in Khulna. Kazi Imdadul Haque was never in good health. Throughout the year there was some kind of illness. In 1926, he was suffering from kidney disease and if there was no cure in local treatment, he went to Calcutta for Delhi for medical treatment. He died on March 20, 1926 at the age of 44 while staying in Calcutta. Qazi Imdadul Haque, the eminent literary figure of the 20th century, is buried next to his mother’s grave in the Gobra graveyard. Notice