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    Zahir Raihan Bangladeshi Literary

    Zahir Raihan Bangladeshi Literary


    Zahir Raihan Bangladeshi Literary

    Zahir Raihan is a filmmaker, writer. He was born in 1935 in the village of Majupur in the then East Pakistan district of Feni. Shahidullah kaiser's younger brother Zahir studied at the Mitra Institute in Calcutta and later at Alia Madrasa. After the partition of India, he moved to his village with his family members. He matriculated from Amirabad High School in 1950 and came to Dhaka and entered the college. He passed ISC and got admission to Dhaka University and obtained Bachelor's (Honors) degree in Bengali. At an early age, Zahir Raihan became interested in communist politics. The Communist Party was banned then. He acted as a courier, delivering letters and news from one place to another. At the secret party, his name was changed to 'Raihan'. His real name was Zahirullah. He later became known as Zahir Raihan. In 1952 he joined the language movement. He is one of the first 10 people to break Section 144 on February 21. He was arrested along with others from the procession and imprisoned.

    He started writing in his student life. His first collection of short stories Suryagrahan was published in 1362 BS. His other books are The Girl of the Last Afternoon, For a Thousand Years, Another Falgun, The Ice-Throat River, and How Long. He was one of the pioneers of the Weekly Express, an English language magazine published in 1970. He was also associated with several literary magazines. He won the Adamji Prize for his novels for thousands of years. In 1972 he was awarded the Bangla Academy Award. Zahir went to Calcutta in 1952 to study photography and was admitted to Promethesh Barua Memorial School. He entered the film industry in 1956. His first film, Kohonu Aseni, was released in 1961. After that, one film after another was released. His films include kajal, Glass Walls, Behula, Taken from Life, Anwara, Sangam, and Bahana. The film depicts the dictatorial regime of Pakistan through a symbolic story taken from life and inspires the people to build resistance against the Pakistani ruling group. The film was released in both Bengalis. In 1971, Zahir's elder brother Shahidullah Kaiser was abducted from his residence by unknown miscreants. On 30 January 1972, he received the news that Shahidullah Kaisar had been kept at Mirpur in Dhaka. She went there to rescue him. But he never returned. That day is celebrated as the day of Zahir Raihan's disappearance.

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