The time was 1985-86. There will be a poetry reading session by a Japanese poet invited to Bangla Academy. The poet himself will recite the poem in his own language. Poems translated into Bengali will be recited by Rini Reza and Lutfun Nahar Lata. The session was held on a comfortable Persian carpet in the seminar room of Bangla Academy
In the presentation of the poet Muhammad Nurul Huda, the director general of the academy made an interesting speech welcoming the invited Japanese poets and the invited audience. Abu Hena Mustafa Kamal. I remember the Japanese poet reading his poems very dramatically. A Japanese poet’s wife, who was extremely beautiful from Belgium, came as a companion Rini Reza’s poetry translated into English and Lutfun Nahar Lata’s recitation in Bengali have been mesmerized. Even after 35 years it is not about that wonderful Belgian form, but the mesmerizing vocal resonance of Bad Lata’s wonderful recital in my memory. After many years she became ‘Miss Milli’ in the love drama Bahubrihi of both Bengali.
Talked with this wonderful artist for many years. A person gets to know Lata. And I have two words about this.
Such artists who pursue any medium of art usually like to reach the pinnacle of success through that art. But, to Lutfun Nahar Lata, acting, reciting, writing poetry-stories, protesting etc. are human beings at the root of everything. That people are sensitive. That man is humane. Man who sacrifices himself to the demands of the motherland is universal. Man who owes every moment to the blood of martyrs. In fact, whatever Lutfun Nahar Lata is doing – her success is not adorable to her Rather, through these works, he continues to plant the dream of a non-sectarian humane world. He is like Dhaka in any city in the world. He is also from New York. And of course he’s also from Toronto. As he rejoiced in the success of many in this city; Likewise, he was saddened by the ill-health of some in this city. Exclaimed.
In fact, this one person is writing a word for people every moment with Maya Kajol: Love!
Happy Birthday Lutfun Nahar Lata, our Lata Apa!