The 121st birth anniversary of famous poet Jasimuddin has been celebrated. On this occasion, floral tributes, prayers and discussions were held at the poet’s grave. On Monday morning at 8 o’clock in the morning at poet Jasimuddin’s family cemetery, a wreath was laid on the poet’s grave and a prayer was organized for the forgiveness of his soul.
On the occasion of Pallikabi’s birthday, a discussion meeting was held at the premises of Kabir’s residence at Ambikapur in the city under the initiative of the Faridpur district administration. It was presided over by Additional Deputy Commissioner Yashin Kabir. Speaking at this time – Deputy Commissioner and President of Jasim Foundation Md. Kamrul Ahsan Talukder, Police Superintendent Morshed Alam, Faridpur Press Club convener Professor Shahjahan, Kabir’s son Jamal Anwar and others.
On the initiative of the district administration of Faridpur, ‘Jaseem Pallimela’ is organized every year on the birth anniversary of the poet. This year the date of ‘Jaseem Palli’ fair has not been announced yet.
Jasimuddin, the progenitor of Bengali poetry, was born in 1904 in Matantar in 1903 in Matutalai in Tambulkhana village of Sadar Upazila of Faridpur. The poet’s father Ansaruddin Molya was a school teacher. Mother’s name is Amina Khatun.
Poet Jasimuddin is a powerful poet of modern standards. However, he is called Pallikabi because he wrote literature including sad poems, rhymes, lyrical poems and novels focusing on the soil of village-Bangla and people’s joys and sorrows, joys and pains.
According to literary experts, Jasimuddin Abhman, who was awarded the title of ‘Pallikabi’, is the first full-fledged modern poet nurtured in the cultural heritage of Bengal. Jasimuddin is credited with bringing the original genre of traditional Bengali poetry to the city hall. His ‘Nakshi Kanthar Math’ and ‘Sojan Badiyar Ghat’ are among the finest examples of lyric poetry in Bengali language. His poetry has been translated into many languages.