Author name: ড. আবুল আজাদ

Dr. Abul Azad began his journey as a poet in the 1970s, but ultimately, his passion was not limited to poetry. He reached the final stage in his dream world with his intellectual thinking, hard work, and research. He became involved in research while working at the Nazrul Institute, researching Shaukat Osman's novel in an undergraduate class during his university life. After six years of research on the social thought of Nazrul Islam from Jadavpur University in India, he obtained his PhD degree. Dr. Abul Azad is a rare personality with multifaceted talents. After completing the highest institutional research, he devoted himself to the research of the Liberation War. Also, as a writer-researcher, cultural organizer, and political culture analyst, he is well known in the country and abroad. He has been conducting and participating in cultural activities at home and abroad for the past 40 years. These programs include discussion meetings, seminars, cultural festivals, documentary film production and exhibition, as well as the release of albums and commemorative books. Dr. Abul Azad has been working for the past four decades to develop the consciousness of the liberation war in post-independence Bangladesh. He has collected the history of the liberation war, including the constant struggle against superstitions, fundamentalism, and military dictatorship; created statistics of the slaughter areas; and prepared a list of women freedom fighters. He has already taken up a program to provide shelter and services to unmarried, childless, disenfranchised freedom fighters, which is currently under process. Abul Azad, as the founder general secretary of the South Asian Music Institute, has already played an important role in creating cultural bridges between South Asian countries. For this reason, four South Asian music festivals in Bangladesh have been held under his leadership so far. Azad continues to serve as a goodwill ambassador in the cultural arena of the region by continuing to organize cultural events in Bangladesh and South Asia. Dr. Abul Azad has also been leading a program called "Jekhane Onnay Sekhanei Protirodh" for a long time. Dr. Abul Azad has been involved in such activities for a long time, including fasting to death at the central Shaheed Minar, strikes, a mass hunger strike against fake freedom fighters, and corruption in protest against the theft of gold crowns given to foreign friends for their contribution to the Great Liberation War. The paternal name of Dr. Abul Azad is Md. Abul Kalam Azad. But he is best known as Abul Azad. His reputation as a speaker, researcher, and cultural organizer is well known in the country and abroad. He has published 33 original books, edited journals, souvenirs, and magazines numbering in the hundreds. He is the editor and publisher of Masik Muktijuddha Academy Potrika, Masik Writers, and Masik Joy Bangla. Abul Azad is the chairman of Muktijudda Academy Trust and Writers Foundation Bangladesh, convener of Shaukat Osman Parishad, general secretary of the South Asian Music Institute, and convener of Protest Against Minority and Refugees torture in South Asia. Apart from this, he is involved with many socio-cultural organizations. For more than four decades, he has been involved in the movement's struggle against dictatorship, fundamentalism, and superstition and has demanded justice for war criminals. The reactionary chakra therefore repeatedly strikes him to stop him, leaving him bloody and bruised. When the situation reached an alarming level, the government provided him with full-time armed security for the last three years. Abul Azad has long been associated with the formation of public opinion through the organization of cultural activities related to history and heritage in the country and abroad about the best achievement of the nation, the liberation war, the best child, the heroic freedom fighter, and BadhoBhoomi. Some of these notable programs at the national and international level are: Freedom Fighters Reception (1982), Liberation War Festival Calcutta (1997), Freedom Fighters Writers Gathering and Reception (1996), Civic Reception of Brave Freedom Fighters on Behalf of the Nation (2000), Bangabandhu Utsav (2009), National Chaitra Sankranti Utsav 20011), Women Freedom Fighters felicitation at national level(2014), and National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam'sm annual awarding of Nazrul Sammanna Padak with monetary value started in 2013. Dr. Abul Azad was the chief coordinator of these activities. Dr. Azad's television and radio program "Ajo Madhur Basuri Baje" (ATN Bangla), "Shuvo Sandha" (NTV), various programs organized with national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam and Shaukat Osman (Channel I/Channel 24), "Muktijuddho on Slaughterhouse" and Shaukat Osman, "talk of victory" (BTV), various programs on the Great Liberation War and BadhoBhoomi (Radio Bangladesh) and on Doordarshan and Akashbani, interviews on liberation war refugees and poet Nazrul against bigotry, superstition, and fundamentalism" (on Doordarshan and Akashbani" (on Doordarshan and Akashbani) "on National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam's life and work, along with Shaukat Osman, a researcher of ethnicity, and Dr. Abul Azad, who has been involved in researching the history, traditions, and deadlocks of the Liberation War for nearly four decades. Some of his notable research books are: Muktijuddho Ghatok Oporajnitee O Sangskritir Sangkot (2016), Nazrul Islamer Samajchinta (2003), Nazruler Deshattobodh O Jatiyo Sanghoti Chetona (2009), Nazrul Jibone Nari O Prem (2005), Nazrul Islamer Bajeyapto O Nishiddho Boi (2003), Kabi Nazruler Bidroho O Karagare Bondijibon (2003), Nazruler Gunner Raag (1994), Shaukat Osman: Rishi Manisha (2009), Nazrul Islam- Shaukat Osman: Samakal Sanskriti (2000), Kavitroy (1988). Also, editor of Political Culture Affairs, some notable research books are- Ekhushe Auguster Grenade Hamla: Ora Sheikh Hasina ke Hottya Korte Chay- Oder Rukhe Darao (2005), Photo Album of Ekhushe Auguster Grenade Haamla 2005, Second Edition (2016), Brutal Grenade Attack on August 21 (2016), Dusshashoner Pach Bosor (2005), Wus Movement in Bangladesh (1994) and Bangladesh-Russia Friendship: A Trusted Journey of Hundred Years and Mukti Judda: Ghatak Oporajneeti and Sangskritir Sangkat. Some of Dr. Azad's notable poetry books are Nirbachito Kobita (2013) Onjona R Phirbe Na (2006), Mahakavya (1993), Valobasar Santrash (1985), Biday Parabhab (1984), and Palank Paurush (1982). Apart from this, Azad has two collections of original and research essays, namely Nirbachito Golpo (2006) and Nirbachito Prabandha (2009). Some of his popular books are Ekattorer Badhyabhoomi: Nrisongsho Gonohottya (2008), Muktijuddhe Tripurar Sangbadpotrer Bhumika (2004), Juddha Kanya (2009), Meherjaan (2011), and Chandramukhi. Chandramukhi's telefilm has already been produced, and knowing the defeat of the Chittagong Sea port in the Bay of Bengal during the Great War of Liberation, Azad made a documentary about the role of naval commandos in removing Pakistani forces: Demining and Rescue Operation at Bay of Bengal. He has been involved as a writer in the daily Jankanth and Bhorer Kagaz since its inception. He has published several important articles in Dainik Prothom Alo, Dainik Ittefak, Dainik Sangbad, and Dainik Amader Samay. The number of such compositions is more than three hundred. He also published several important articles in the now defunct Dainik Bangla, Dainik Banglar Bani, Saptahik Chitrali, Saptahik Bichitra, and Saptahik Sachitra Swadesh. Dr. Abul Azad has presented keynotes and lectures in several important seminars, symposiums, and lectures at home and abroad. Some of these notable public and private institutions and organizations are the South Asian Institute of Heidelberg University in Germany (2010), Jadavpur University of West Bengal (1997), National Education Council of Bengal (1997), University of Calcutta (1996), University of Delhi (1991), International Seminar of World University Service New Delhi (1991), Barak Valley Banga Sahitya Sanskriti Sammelan Assam (1992), Commemorative Lecture organized by Rabindra Sadan Kolkata (1995), Bangla Poetry Festival Calcutta (1995), West Bengal Bangla Academy (1996, 1997, 1998), Churulia Nazrul Academy (1997), the Government of Tripura celebrated India's 51st Great Independence Anniversary and Nazrul Birth Centenary Celebrations (1998), and Visva Bharati Binay Bhavan banned Rabindranath's speech provided. Dr. Azad's career includes Deputy Registrar of Higher Studies and Scholarships at Jahangirnagar University, Director of Nazrul Institute Development and Expansion Project, Assistant Director of Research and Publication Department, Deputy Director of Sonargaon Folk and Crafts Foundation, Executive Secretary of World University Service Bangladesh, and Chief Reporter of Dainik Rupsi Bangla. Dr. Azad performed important duties. He is a member of the Bangla Academy in Dhaka (No. 3974) and a life member of the Jadavpur University Alumni Association in Kolkata (1997 Beng Memmo 2573). On the first day of Baishakh 1422 in Bengal, Abul Azad was felicitated by Rishij Silpi Goshthi at Suhrawardy Udyan for his important contribution in conducting research, participating in cultural activities, and developing the spirit of the liberation war. The chief guest of the program is the Minister of Liberation War, A K M Mozammel Haque, who awarded the medal to Azad. Azad has also received honors and recognitions from socio-cultural organizations, including the Victory Day felicitation at Fort William, Kalkata India (2017), the Sahitya Academy Award (2018), the Dhaka expatriate freedom fighter’s felicitation of the Ninth Sector of the Liberation War (2018), and the Shilpi SM Sultan Award (2017). Muktijuddho Academy Trust Press Wing Silicon Arina, House # 322 Road # 3, Baitul Aman Housing Society, Adabar, Shyamoli, Dhaka-1207. Mob: 01711687678 Email: Dhaka, Bangladesh.