Language warrior Professor Abdul Aziz said that Hasan Raja was a genius who held control over many areas of intellect in himself. He was not a very educated person but he was self-taught. Whatever he wrote, whatever he composed, all are beyond compare. It is not very easy to write a book on his life and work. Writer Samiran Dewan worked tirelessly and diligently to complete this book. People who want to know about Hasan Raja, they should read this book.
Professor Abdul Aziz was saying this at the publication ceremony of ‘Hasan Raja Jibon O Kormo’ (Hasan Raja: Life and Works) which was held in Shohid Suleiman Hall in Dorga Gate in Sylhet. Former language warrior and former President of Kendrio Muslim Shahitya Shangshad, Principal Maswud Khan presided over the ceremony.
Mini literary publications Choto Kagoj’s Editor Syed Mubnu presented the whole event where President of the association, Professor Dewan Raja Chowdhury and General Secretary Advocate Abdus Sadek Lipon delivered welcoming speeches. Assistant Professor of Bengali Department of Shahjalal Science and Technology University, Dr Mohammod Foyjul Haque read the main article.
Special guests who addressed the audience included Executive Editor of Sylheter Dak, Abdul Hamid Manik; Managing Editor of Dainik Sylheter Dak, Dewan Towfiq Majid Layek; Editor of Dainik Jalalabad, Ajijul Haque Manik; Editor of Dainik Sylhet Surma, Dr Md Najmul Islam; Executive Editor of Daily Kajirbazar, Syed Sujat Ali; and Editor of Dainik Sunamganj Shergul Ahmed.
Former Principal of Madan Mohon College Ataur Rahman Pir gave introductory speech.
Assistant Editor of Sylheter Dak Selim Awal, General Secretary of Shommilito Shankshkritik Oikkojote poet Shamsul Alam Shelim, Retired engineer of Roads and Highways Manoj Bikash Dev Roy and member of National Hasan Raja Association journalist Aminul Islam Rokon also addressed the audience.
Rhymester Kamal Ahmed recited from Quran at the beginning of the event.
In his speech Principal Maswud Khan said that Hasan Raja was truly a legendary person. To reach the philosophy of his lyrics and writings, one must know him in real terms and posses his philosophy in his heart.
Dr Foujul Haque said that Samiran Dewan stands in fourth generation of Hasan Raja and as a member of the family, he possesses lot of knowledge on him.
Abudl Hamid Khan Manik said that Samiron Dewan’s book is rich with information. He also said that this book did not limit itself within Hasan Raja, it also reached Chorjapod, Lalon and Shah Abdul Karim.
Dewan Towfiq Majid Layek said that Samiron Dewan worked tirelessly for last eight years to inform the population of Bangladesh about Hasan Raja. He also urged the Bangladesh Government to include Hasan Raja in national curiculam.
Expressing his feelings about the book, Samiron Dewan mentioned that he just tried to fulfil the void in emptiness of Hasan Raja’s biography.
Prominent singers Himangshu Biswas, Kala Miah, Popy Kor and Mysha performed Hason Raja songs at the end of the event.