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Rafiq Azad
রফিক আজাদ
Rafiqul Islam Khan

(1942-02-14)February 14, 1942
Died March 12, 2016(2016-03-12) (aged 74)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Nationality Bangladeshi
Alma mater University of Dhaka
Occupation Poet
Years active 1973–2016
Known for Patriotic, romantic and protest poems
Notable work
Chuniya Amar Arcedia
Movement Realism, Modernism, Romanticism
Awards Bangla Academy Award, Ekushey Padak

Rafiq Azad (born Rafiqul Islam Khan; February 14, 1942 – March 12, 2016) was a Bangladeshi poet, editor and writer. He was born in Tangail. He wrote over 45 collections of poetry including Prakriti O Premer Kabita, Asambhaber Paye, Sahasra Sundar, Haturir Nichae Jiban, Khub Beshi Durea Noy, Khamakaro Bahaman Hey Udar Amiyo Batas and others. He was a freedom fighter during the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971. Azad was called as one of the most important young poets in the post-Liberation War period.

Azad died in Dhaka, Bangladesh from a stroke on March 12, 2016. He was aged 74.

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