Shomi Kaiser is the daughter of Shahidullah Kaiser, a famous journalist and writer from Bangladesh who was kidnapped and killed by Pakistan army and their collaborators during the liberation war in 1971.
Shomi was a very small child when her father Shahidullah Kaiser was picked up and was never to return again. Shomi grew up by painting pictures of natural scenes in Bangladesh and inherently began loving the country while gradually knowing that her father and uncle Zahir Raihan , an eminent writer and film maker , were amongst the martyrs of Bangladesh.
In this exclusive interview with VOA Bangla , Shomi Kaiser narrates how she journeyed into the novels of her illustrious father and uncle , how she inherited an inborn love for progressive national organizations like Khelaghar or Udichi .
The more she got involved with these organizations and more she got to know the friends of Shahidullah Kaiser and Zahir Raihan , she explored into their lives and ideology .
The ideologies that she possesses and she has learnt to honor are love for humanity, Bengali Nationalism, Bangladesh and its founding father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.