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     1'''Kazi Nazrul Islam (1889-1976)''' 
     3Composer and songwriter born in Burdwan 
     4Dist., Bengal. With Tagore he was the major 
     5influence on popular Bengali music in the 20th 
     6C. Known as the Bidrohi Kavi or Rebel Poet 
     7and directly associated with radical nationalist 
     8movements (e.g. through the journal 
     9Dhoomketu which he edited in 1922, leading 
     10to his imprisonment on a charge of sedition), 
     11his poetry constitutes the first radical 
     12intervention into Hindu and Muslim devotional 
     13music, e.g. his famous addresses to the 
     14goddess Kali, his ghazal compilations (Chokher 
     15Chatak, 1929) and Islamic devotionals 
     16(Zulfikar, 1932). Much of his music, continued 
     17by the IPTA’s Bengali song repertoire, was 
     18polemically seen as a radical-romantic use of 
     19the ‘ tradition’ (e.g. Salil Choudhury, 1955). 
     20One of the first composer-writers to sign 
     21contracts with major record companies in 
     22Bengal (for Megaphone and Senola and later 
     23HMV) and with the Indian Broadcasting Corp., 
     24opening up new employment opportunities to 
     25a generation of younger composers such as 
     26Anil Biswas, S.D. Burman, Kamal Dasgupta 
     27and even Kishore Kumar (whose song Ai ek 
     28dui tran char gili gili/bam chick boob chick 
     29badhke bol in Kehte Hain Mujhko Raja, 1975, 
     30adapts Islam’s famous Cham chiki ude gelo). 
     31Created an urban variation of tribal jhumur 
     32music for Sailajananda Mukherjee’s Pataal 
     33Puri and wrote the songs for Nandini (1941) 
     34and Dikshul (1943). Some sources credit him 
     35as director for Dhruva, in which he played the 
     36Hindu sage Narad. Started Bengal Tiger Pics 
     37with Abbasuddin Ahmed. Their film of Islam’s 
     38novel Madina remained unfinished. 
     41'''FILMOGRAPHY''' (* also act): 1934: Dhruva*; 
     421935: Pataal Puri; 1936: Graher Pher; 1938: 
     43Gora; 1942: Chowringhee.