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village of Bardhaman district. But spent major part of his life in
Kolkata. But he had to spent the days here like a nomad. He changed
his residence about 100 times.
At first he came to stay at 71 Kailash Bose Street to get admission in
military. It was the year 1917.
Then in 1920, he came to stay at the mess of 20 Ramkanta Bose Street
fora couple of days.The house is no more there. Instead, Maharaja
Manindra Chandra College is there.
Then Nazrul used to live at 32 College Street (the 2nd pic) - the
house opposite of Kolkata Medical College. Many eminent poets and
writers used to come to this house and the patrika 'Dhumketu' was
first published from this house on 11 August, 1922.
In that year 1920 Nazrul used to live at the house of old 8 Turner
Street (now Nabab Abdur Rahman Street) in Central Kolkata. But that
house has been replaced by a multistoried building.
Nazrul spent a few days at 14/2 Chetla haat Road in 1921. In that year
he stayed at the house of 3/4C, Taltala Road (3rd pic). In that house
the poet has written the famous poem 'Bidrohi' in December, 1921.
In 1922 he used to live at 7 Pratap Chatterjee Lane (4th pic), near
In the year 1924, Kazi Nazrul married Pramila Sengupta at the house of
6 Hazi Lane (5th pic).
In 1928 the poet resided with his wife at 11, Wellesley Street (7th
pic) (now Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Road) for a few days.
Then he used to live at 8/1, Pan Bagan Lane (8th pic) of Entally area.
His son Kazi Sabyasachi was born in this house.
In 1930 the poet resided at 50/2/A, Masjid Bari Street of North Kolkata.
In 1931, the poet used to stay at the house of 39, Sitanath Road of
North Kolkata from where Nazrul played the role of Narad in the movie
of Girish Ghosh - 'Dhruba'.
In 1939, the poet shifted to 53G, Hari Ghosh Street of North Kolkata.
He resided here with family for many years. He wrote the famous poem
'Rabi-hara' here on the event of Tagore's demise in 1941.
Since 1942, the poet used to reside at 15/4, Shyambazar Street. But he
fell ill and in 1942 he was admitted to 2, Nator Park Lumbini Mental
Hospital (9th pic). There he stayed for three months.
Later, the sick poet was resided at 16, Rajendralal Street of Maniktala area.
Since 1957-58, the poet used to reside at 156, Manmatha Dutta Road or
Tala which was his youngest son Kazi Aniruddha's house.
Later, in 1963, he used to live with his elder son Kazi Sabyasachi at
his flat of 11, Christopher Road (10th pic). It was situated at east
side of Entally Padmapukur math.
In 1972, Bangabandhu invited him to live in Bangladesh where in 1976,
on 29 August at 9:40 am IST, Kazi Nazrul Islam died.
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Thursday, May 30, 2013
at his residence. He died from a massive heart-attack while he was
sleeping and the doctors confirmed his death at 7:30 am today. He was
only 49 and was suffering from pancreatitis, for which he had to take
various medicines daily. Fans of him thronged his residence in south
Kolkata this morning including ministers of the State Government.
Noted actor Soumitra Chatterjee said, it is unbelievable. We lost a
skilled filmmaker. He has made 19 films, out of which 12 films bagged
national film awards. His films acclaimed internationally too.
Rituparno lamented that his films never been considered for Oscar
nomination, which is regrettable.
He was born on 31 August in the year 1963 in Kolkata and brought up
here too. His parents were related to film industry. His father was a
noted documentary filmmaker.
Rituparno studied at South Point school and then graduated in
Economics from Jadavpur University.
He made his first film Hirer Angti (The Diamond Ring) in the year
1994. It was a children's film. In that year, he also made 'Unishe
April' which was highly acclaimed and bagged national award. After
Unishe April, he never looked back and made one after another highly
acclaimed films. The list of his films is given below:
Hirer Angti in 1994
Unishe April in 1994
Dahan in 1997
Bariwali in 1999
Asukh in 1999
Utsab in 2000
Titli in 2002
Shubho Mahurat in 2003
Chokher Bali in 2003
Raincoat in 2004
Antarmahal in 2005
Dosar in 2006
The Last Lear in 2007
Khela in 2008
Sab Charitra Kalponik in 2008
Abahoman in 2010
Noukadubi in 2010
Sunglass in 2012
Chitrangada in 2012
Satyannesi in 2013 (incomplete).
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Rabindranath 'Dakghar' was for the first time staged at Bichitra
Bhavan of Jorasanko Thakur Bari.
The artists were Gaganendranath, Abanindranath, Soumendranath and
Rabindranath Tagore. The second day's play was remarkable due to the
presence of Mahatma Gandhi, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Madan Mohan Malabya,
C F Andrews etc. Once the play Dakghar (The Post Office) was played at
Bichitra hall for seven days at a streach. Surupa Debi, the daughter
of Abanindranath was played the role of Sudha and Ashamukul played the
role of Amal. Rabindranath used to play the roles of prahari,
rajkabiraj, thakurda and baul.
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at the house of Jorasanko Thakur Bari. He was mainly a painter, but
was fond of music too. He used to play esraj. Here the first two pics
are that esraj - Abanindranath used to play.
Here are some pics of things used by Abanindranath - fine Japanese
hand-fans, four pens, silver spoon, silver wax-stand, a beautiful box
made of elephant tusk, another box with nice shellac art-work by a
Chinese artist, two knives for paper cutting one each made of elephant
tusk and sandal wood, 15 'Kutum Katam' made by Abanindranath Tagore.
A mirror is there which was used by the grandfather of Rabindranath -
Dwarkanath Tagore. The frame of this mirror is made of silver.
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