Kazi M. Belal
Mr. Kazi M. Belal is the Director of Asian Business Development at The Rogovin Group, a market/management consulting firm. Dr Gulshan Ara Kazi is the Group Leader, Cancer Drug Development, CuraGen Corporation, Branford, CT.
Mr. Belal and Dr. Gulshan Ara (Connecticut, USA) have been instrumental in Nazrul-related initiatives in North America. In 2002, under the leadership of Dr. Ara & Mr. Belal, the 8th North America Nazrul Conference (NANC) was held in Los Angeles, California. This significant conference was organized and hosted by the Taranga of California in collaborations with the California State, University, Northridge (CSUN), the South Asia Club of CSUN, the East Asia Club of UCLA, Simi Valley Cultural Art Center and the California Council for the Humanities.
Along with others, their pivotal role led to the establishment of a Nazrul Endowment Fund at CSUN. They also led the initiative behind the 2006 Nazrul Symposium held at the University of Connecticut (UCONN), in conjunction with the Asian American Studies Institute & the Asian American Cultural Center of UCONN. The Symposium was jointly hosted by the University of Connecticut and the members of the Bangladeshi community of greater Hartford.
Both of them are avid patrons of the Nazrul site and the networking of the website with them has led to a number of significant things in better introducing Nazrul to the world.