House of Poet Quazi Kader Newaj

Type: Building / Skyscraper
Contributed By: Nayeem
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Brief

Historic and archaeological importance of the majestic house of poet Quazi Kader Newaj, an icon of Bangla literature, has been lying uncared in Sreepur upazila town under Magura district, as the authorities concerned are ignoring its tourism potentials.

The poet is specially recalled for his masterpiece of poetry ‘Shikhaker Marjada’. The poet was also a freedom fighter as he played an important role during the liberation war. He was also a good teacher. The poet and his kin were buried along this majestic building.

house of poet Quazi Kader Newaj4The splendid building still stands tall along the bank of the Kumar River beckoning the people passing by it to have a look of its grandeur and magnificence. None can resist the temptation of taking a look at the captivating old structure when one passes by it.

house of poet Quazi Kader Newaj3In the absence of proper maintenance and renovation, weeds have grown in and around the house while the mossy bricks are crumbling down from the decaying structure. The house has lost much of its charm of terracotta due to the authorities’ negligence. Locals have already taken away many of the bricks, plaques, wooden doors and windows. The house has become a safe haven for drug addicts and gamblers due to lack of proper initiatives for its preservation and maintenance. Local people use the building as their cowshed and it has turned into the public toilet.

Unfortunately, the government has done nothing to renovate the palace, though the historic site can fetch a large amount of revenue every year.

How to go

After reaching in Magura District, take local transport to go Sreepur Upazila to visit this old house.

How To Reach: Magura district

You can take a bus to reach Magura from Dhaka. From Gabtoli terminal of Dhaka, Magura is 180 kilometers to its south-west. Some of the bus services from Dhaka to Magura are listed below for your assistance:

1. Hanif Enterprise
Contact: 88-02-8011750, 9003380, Cell: 01190-188 169,

2. Shohag Paribahan
Contact: 8012148, 8012674

3. Eagle Paribahan
Contact: 8017698, 8017320

4. Druti Paribahan
Contact: 9002989, 8012290

Where to Stay

Although Magura is a beautiful district, it lacks good accommodation facilities. There are no notable hotels to stay in Magura. Few hotels are available but their quality of service is likely to be disappointing.

1. Hotel Chalantika
Manager/Owner: Sagar Biswas
Address: Chourangir Mor, Sayed Ator Ali Road, Magura Sadar Upazila
Contact: 880 1712-752754
You can also find foods in this hotel.

2. Chaya bithi (Government)
Manager/Owner: Zila Parishad
Address: Magura Sadar Upazila, Magura

3. Dak Banglo (Government)
Owner/Manager: Zila Parishad
Address: Magura Sadar Upazila, Magura

4. Magura Circuit House (Government)
Owner/Manager: Deputy Collector, Magura
Contact (Deputy Collector): 0488-62715
Contact (Circuit House): 0488-62201
Address: Magura Sadar Upazila, Magura

Eating Facilities

Referred to where to eat in Magura, click here

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