High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Rafiq Azad (Born as Rafikul Islam) (1943-) is a prominent poet of Bengali literature and is the author of 25 collections of poetry including his Collected Poems. He was a freedom fighter in 1971. His poetry reflected his experience of the war. Mr. Azad is currently the Director of National Book Center of Bangladesh. He previously worked as the director of the Upajati Shangishkriti Kandra, Netrakona in the 90s and taught at the Jahangir Nagar University, Dhaka, as a visiting professor. Rafiq Azad is one of the leading Poets of Bangladesh. He is one of the Recipients of Bangla Academy Award in 1984..