A Nazrul song heralding Eid for 89 years
DHAKA, May 13, 2021 (BSS) – ‘O Mon Ramzan-er Oi Rozar Sheshey Elo
Khushir Eid’, the impressive song of National Poet Kazi Najrul Islam,
is completing 89 years tomorrow on the day of the Eid-ul-Fitr.
The song has become an unofficial title or theme song for the
Eid-ul-Fitr, heralding the biggest festival of Muslims after the
month-long fasting in Ramadan in the country.
Every year thousands of Bangla-speaking Muslims in Bangladesh and
other parts of the world eagerly wait to listen to the song played on
radio and television after the sighting of the new moon of the Islamic
month of Shawwal at the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
As soon the song is played, it creates a wave of gratification
among the people and prompts them to get ready to celebrate the Eid.
National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam composed this very song greeting
Muslim community on Eid-ul-Fitr in early 1932, which has become the
signature tune for ‘Rojar Eid’ or Eid-ul-Fitr in this country. Abbas
Uddin Ahmed sang the song for the first time.
His Masters Voice in Kolkata published the record of the Nazrul’s
ageless song a few days before the Eid-ul-Fitr in February in 1932.