October 23, 2021, 5:36 am
Patheo Desk :: The 119th birthday of the philosopher Aroj Ali Matubbar was celebrated at the Bangladesh Plaza Auditorium in Jackson Heights of the US on Tuesday.
More than fifty free-thinkers participated in an open discussion on the life and work of Aroj Ali.
Journalists Tofazzal Liton initiated the discussion with Professor Matlub Ali, writer Ahmad Mazhar and community activist Zakir Hossain Bachchu. The event was organized by the Birthday Celebration Council, New York.
In a welcoming address, Zakir Hossain Bachchu introduced the short life of Aroj Ali and recalled him.
In his speech, Professor Matlub Ali discusses Aroj Ali’s various inquiries about religion, the world and life.
Ahmad Mazhar in his commentary highlighted the contemporary relevance of his general lifestyle and philosophy.
According to researcher Jewel Malik, the honest life based on Aroj Ali’s reasoning is to follow forever.
“He [Aroj Ali] had honestly applied what he says in his life. Aroj Ali Matubbar, the philosopher of the soil and human of Bengal, had questioned the conventional concept but he did it with simplicity from a scientific point of view. So he needs to be read more.”
The event was supported by activist Mujahid Ansari, Biswajit Saha, CEO of Muktadhar, Syed Zakir Ahmed Roni, founder of Gonzagaran Manch, and journalist Sanjivan Sarkar, Rahman Mahbub, Bibash Mallick and Shah J Chowdhury, the Bengali Channel’s coroner. Columnist Subrata Biswas, journalist Fahmida Artist, researcher Jewel Malik, Subakat Gin Saki, filmmaker Raushan Ara Nipa also expressed their views.
Aroj Ali Matubbar was born on December 17, 1900 in Barisal. He was a philosopher, humanist, thinker and writer. In his own efforts and pursuit, he acquired knowledge in various fields including science, history, religion and philosophy. His book contains the mysteries of creation in the search for truth (1) hypothesis (1) souvenirs (12) McGlasan stove (1).
Aroj Ali Matubbar’s writings have come up with various inquiries about religion, the world and life. He built his ‘Aroj Manzil Public Library’ with his acquired resources. He died at Barisal Sher-i-Bangla Medical University on March 15.