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Following dreams

  • Published at 11:41 am November 9th, 2018
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Being a great admirer of Asaduzzaman Noor for a long time, Milon asked him enthusiastically whether he saw himself primarily as an actor or a politician

Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor joined popular author and editor Imdadul Haque Milon in a session titled “Somoyer gan, osomoyer kobita,” to share stories of their lives and careers. The panel was moderated by poet Shamim Reza.

 On being asked what his lifelong dreams were, Asaduzzaman Noor replied, “I do not live with dreams, I walk hand in hand with the time.” 

The many stages of his illustrious life as a freedom-fighter during 1971, a theatre actor and activist reflecting on the experiences of the people of Bangladesh, and becoming a politician later on to serve the nation were reminisced about in the session.

Imdadul Haque Milon opined that his appearance in the literary scene was nothing more than an accident. In contrast to Noor’s motto—“to try everything,” he chose writing when he couldn’t make a mark in anything else. Raised in his grand-mother’s residence, his creativity flourished in his childhood solitude and he never looked back. The rest was history. 

Being a great admirer of Asaduzzaman Noor for a long time, Milon asked him enthusiastically whether he saw himself primarily as an actor or a politician. In reply, Noor recounted how his audience had accepted him as both and therefore it was impossible for him to choose between the two.

Asaduzzaman Noor said that he felt blessed with the company he had the good fortune to make over the years with  many good-natured peoples. The session ended with Noor reciting a poem by Tarik Sujat on the Holey Artisan massacre, and Syed Shamsul Haque’s “Nuruldiner Sara Jibon”.