About this author
Helal Hafiz was born on 7 October 1948. He is a Bangladeshi poet.
He is considered a true representative of poets of his generation having certain creative traits in an age when his nation and countries in the neighborhood witnessed dramatic transitions, particularly in the arena of politics. He won Bangla Academy Literary Award in 2013.
He is from Netrokona where he studied until he moved town and got into Dhaka University.
Hafiz Never associated Himself directly with any political activity but his famous verses “Ekhon joubon jar judge jabar tar shreshtha samoy” (It’s the best time for one to go to war who is in his youth) was seen in wall writings, posters, leaflets and chanted in processions at university campuses and street side walls to inspire the youths to get prepared for the Liberation War against Pakistan.