Kobi Jashimuddin's House in Faridpur District - 2013




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Published on Mar 16, 2014

Polli-Kobi Jasimuddin(mollah) was born in the village of Tambulkhana in Faridpur District on 1 January 1903 in the house of his maternal uncle. His father, Ansaruddin Mollah, was a school-teacher. Mother Amina Khatun (Rangachhut) মা আমিনা খাতুন ওরফে রাঙাছুট Jasimuddin received early education at Faridpur Welfare School. He matriculated from Faridpur Zilla School in 1921. Jasimuddin completed IA from Rajendra College in 1924.
He obtained his BA degree in Bengali from the University of Calcutta in 1929 and his MA in 1931. From 1931 to 1937, Jasimuddin worked with Dinesh Chandra Sen as a collector of folk literature. Jasimuddin is one of the compilers of Purbo-Bongo Gitika (Ballads of East Bengal). He collected more than 10,000 folk songs, some of which has been included in his song compilations Jari Gaan and Murshida Gaan. He also wrote voluminously on the interpretation and philosophy of Bengali folklore.
Jasimuddin joined the University of Dhaka in 1938 as a Lecturer. He left the university in 1944 and joined the Department of Information and Broadcasting. He worked there until his retirement in 1962 as Deputy Director. He was an admirer of Guru Mrityun Jay Shil. Tomb of Jasimuddin is in front of his fathers house near the road and Kumar Nodi.
I have visited his residence several times in Tambulkhana, Faridpur. newly a very big jashimuddin complex with shopping center has been build up by the bangladesh Govt beheind his House.....!!!

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Enamul Shaheen
Frankfurt/Main, Germany


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