Ashalata Sen Gupta

Wife of Kazi Nazrul Islam

Pramila Devi, also known as Ashalata Sen Gupta, was the wife of the renowned Bengali poet, Kazi Nazrul Islam. Let’s delve into her fascinating story:

  • Birth and Early Life:
    • Pramila Devi was born on May 10, 1908 (corresponding to the 27th day of the Bengali month of Baishakh) in Tewta, Shibalya, Manikganj, which is now in Bangladesh.
    • She passed away on June 30, 1962, in Mosjidbari Street, Kolkata, India.
  • Background and Marriage:
    • Pramila Devi, also known as Dolna or Duli, captured the heart of Kazi Nazrul Islam during his visit to Comilla in 1921.
    • Despite societal norms and challenges, they married on April 25, 1924.
    • Their union was a remarkable blend of love transcending religious boundaries: Pramila was a member of the Brahmo Samaj, while Nazrul was a Muslim poet and revolutionary.
    • Their marriage faced criticism from both Hindu and Muslim religious leaders, but their love prevailed.
  • Influence on Nazrul’s Work:
    • Pramila Devi became the muse for Nazrul’s poetic endeavors.
    • She inspired him, and her name is immortalized in his literary works.
    • Their love story defied conventions and showcased the power of love beyond religious affiliations.

Pramila Devi’s unwavering support and influence on Kazi Nazrul Islam’s creative journey remain an indelible part of their legacy. 🌹📜

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