Expatriation

The death of the struggling poet Aleya Chowdhury

সংগ্রামী কবি আলেয়া চৌধুরীর ইন্তেকালAleya Chowdhury, the poet of the poem ‘I am Harlem’s Negro’, is no more (Innalillahi wa inna ilaihi rajeun). Local police recovered his body from the bathroom of his home in Rockland, New York, on Monday, August 3. He was 59 years old. He lived in that house alone. The exact cause of his death was not known. Present is waiting for the report. He had been suffering from various diseases including diabetes for a long time. Police believe he died two or three years ago. In private life she was unmarried. His death casts a shadow of mourning over the community. News from UNA.
Biswajit Saha of Muktadhara New York quoted Manjushree Banerjee, a close friend of the late Aleya Chowdhury, as saying that Manjushree had been calling all day, he was not picking up the phone. Aleya Chowdhury wants to know the news. But there is no news. Manjshree Banerjee sent his son to Aleya Chowdhury’s house to see him. The door is closed. The boy has been playing the bell for a long time. Then on August 3, at 6 pm, Manjushree called the police. Police came and broke down the door and found Aleya Chowdhury’s frozen body lying in the bathtub.
Aleya Chowdhury lived in Spring Valley, Rockland County, New York. Aleya Chowdhury has two houses in Rockland County, 20 miles north of George Washington Bridge. Aleya Chowdhury has no relatives in New York. Aleya Chowdhury used to live in Manjushree Banerjee’s house at one time. After he sold the house, Aleya Chowdhury started living separately.
Tahmina Shahid, a New York musician, shared her post on August 1 at 9.45 pm saying that she was last seen on her favorite Facebook page (she used to spend a lot of time on Facebook).
Meanwhile, Aleya Chowdhury’s younger brother called from Bangladesh and expressed interest in taking the body to Bangladesh, but in reality, his body was buried in New York. His body was kept at a local funeral home before the janaza and burial. His body was laid to rest at a local cemetery after Janazah on Wednesday at the Islamic Center Rockland (ICR).
It is known that poet Aleya Chowdhury was born in 1971. His mother’s name is Ambia Khatun and his father’s name is Sultan Alam Chowdhury. He could not study much due to lack of money. She was a self-taught woman. He read his first self-written poem in the playroom of the now defunct daily Azad Patrika in Azimpur, Dhaka. Then in 1980 his poem was published in Begum Patrika. In 1973, his first book of poetry, Jiboner Station, was published by Padma Publishing. At the age of 18, he traveled to Iran and Germany. Finally, at the age of 20, he immigrated to the United States in a fishing boat. Expressing hatred for imperialism, militancy and peace, he used his poems as a tool of protest.
Aleya Chowdhury Aleya Chowdhury made a stir by writing an article while studying in fourth class. That Aleya Chowdhury, who never gave up in the struggle of life. In 1969, he fled the village out of anger at the inhumane treatment of the Gram Panchayat. His mother showed him the way to freedom and encouraged him to leave the village. Aleya Chowdhury came to Dhaka and took a job as a hawker. He started making a living by distributing newspapers and became the headline of sensational news. At the age of 13, his attempt to become a professional driver once again brought him fame in the column of journalist Hedayet Hossain on the Lok-Lokalaya page of the daily Bangla. The ‘Father of the Nation’ Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman then wanted to help him with a sewing machine, but the self-respecting Aleya Chowdhury did not accept it. Instead, he proposed passing a law recognizing women as drivers. Poet Aleya Chowdhury has proudly captured the history of literature and independence of Bangladesh. Poet Aleya Chowdhury grew up in the company of eminent writers. He could be the pride and icon of Bengalis / Bangladeshis.

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