Hason Raja: Born
December 21, 1854
Lakkansree, Sunamgonj, SylhetDied
December 6, 1922 (aged 67)
Hason Raja (Bengali: হাসন রাজা, literary meaning - Hason the King), also known as Dewan Hason Raja, was a Bengali poet, mystic philosopher and folksongs writer and composer. He gained international recognition few years after his death, when Nobel prize laureate, poet Rabindranath Tagore mentioned him in his lectures at Oxford University.
Lalon Shah: Born
Kushtia, Bengal (present-day Bangladesh)Died:
17 October 1890
Cheuriya, Kushtia, BengalTitle:
Fakir Lalon Shah (Bengali: ফকির লালন শাহ, also known as Lalon Shah) was a Bengali Baul saint, mystic poet, song composer, social reformer and secular thinker. His works and ideology have an immense influence on Bengali culture. He has become an iconic figure for preaching religious tolerance and secularism.Humayun Azad:Born
April 28, 1947
Rarhi Khal, Munshiganj District, British IndiaDied
August 11, 2004 (aged 57)
Humayun Azad (Bengali: হুমায়ূন আজাদ; ) was a Bangladeshi author and scholar. He wrote more than seventy titles. He was widely known for his anti-establishment, anti-religion and anti-military voice and was reputed for caustic remarks. In 2012, the Government of Bangladesh honored him with Ekushey Padak posthumously.