WRITER

Kazi Nazrul Islam

1899 - 1976

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Kazi Nazrul Islam (Bengali: কাজী নজরুল ইসলাম, pronounced [kaːd͡ʒi nod͡ʒrul ɪslam] (listen); 26 May 1899 – 29 August 1976) was an Indian–Bangladeshi poet, writer, musician, and is the national poet of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. Nazrul is regarded as one of the greatest poets in Bengali literature. Popularly known as Nazrul, he produced a large body of poetry, music, messages, novels, stories, etc. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kazi Nazrul Islam has received more than 1,772,919 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Kazi Nazrul Islam is the 1,071st most popular writer (up from 1,267th in 2019), the 124th most popular biography from India (down from 122nd in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Writer.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Kazi Nazrul Islam ranks 1,071 out of 5,755Before him are Robert Graves, Leonid Andreyev, Adalberon, Irwin Shaw, Branislav Nušić, and Cormac McCarthy. After him are W. H. Auden, Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus, Madeleine de Scudéry, Lucrezia Tornabuoni, Marcel Pagnol, and Sulpicius Severus.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1899, Kazi Nazrul Islam ranks 45Before him are Chang Myon, Charles Laughton, James Cagney, Suzanne Lenglen, Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, and Ludwig Guttmann. After him are Louis Chiron, Sobhuza II, John Hasbrouck Van Vleck, Lev Kuleshov, Henri Michaux, and Lao She. Among people deceased in 1976, Kazi Nazrul Islam ranks 45Before him are Mitsuo Fuchida, Knud, Hereditary Prince of Denmark, Prince Paul of Yugoslavia, Silvana Armenulić, Paul Lazarsfeld, and Eileen Gray. After him are Yonatan Netanyahu, Lin Yutang, George Ostrogorsky, João Goulart, Tove Ditlevsen, and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff.

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In India

Among people born in India, Kazi Nazrul Islam ranks 124 out of 1,493Before him are James Brooke (1803), Bāṇabhaṭṭa (601), Sushruta (-620), Bharata Muni (-1000), Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (1883), and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1918). After him are Abdul Qadeer Khan (1936), Buddhaghosa (401), Mangal Pandey (1827), Vidyapati (1352), Guru Tegh Bahadur (1621), and Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak (1551).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, Kazi Nazrul Islam ranks 23Before him are Basava (1134), Bankim Chandra Chatterjee (1838), Ahmed Deedat (1918), Namdev (1270), Bāṇabhaṭṭa (601), and Bharata Muni (-1000). After him are Vidyapati (1352), Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak (1551), Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar (1820), B. K. S. Iyengar (1918), Mahadevi Varma (1907), and Subramania Bharati (1882).