Robin Ghosh

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Robin Ghosh
Native name রবিন ঘোষ
Born Baghdad, Iraq
Origin Dhaka, Bangladesh
Genres Film music
Occupation(s) Music director
Years active 1961–1986

Robin Ghosh (born in Baghdad, Iraq) is a Bangladeshi musician and music composer. Famous playback singer Ahmed Rushdi has a notable contribution to Ghosh's success. Ghosh gained fame in the mid-1960s when Rushdi sang his compositions in films like Chakori, Jahan tum wahan hum, Paisa, etc.

Early life[edit]

Ghosh's father worked for the International Red Cross and was posted to Baghdad, Iraq during the Second World War, where Ghosh was educated in a convent school. When Ghosh was young his father S.M Ghosh left the family and married another person. His brother, Ashok Ghosh, was a famous film director in the film industry of Bangladesh.

When the Second World War ended in 1945, the six-year-old Ghosh along with his family moved to Dhaka, in Bengal (in pre-partitioned India). He showed great interest in music, collecting gramophone records and playing the harmonium, and finally graduated with music major in Dhaka.

Family life[edit]

In the late 1950s, Ghosh was offered a job at the Dhaka Radio Station by a friend. This friend's sister, Jharna Basak (now better known as the film actress Shabnam) who occasionally played in various Bengali films became friends with him. The two finally got married. They have a son, Ronnie, who was born in 1966. Robin Gosh now lives with his wife Shabnam in Bangladesh.

Film career[edit]

In the early 1960s, film director Ehtesham visited the radio station, and offered Ghosh a contract as composer for his films. His debut was for the Bengali film Raj Dhanir Bookay in 1961, and followed by numerous other Bengali and Urdu films, including Talaash, Paisa, Chakori and Bhaiya. After the release of Tum Meray Ho, Ghosh moved to Karachi, continuing to compose film music into the 1980s. He composed songs for the film Aaina, one of the greatest films ever made in the Pakistan film Industry.[1]

Nigar Awards[edit]

Ghosh earned the Nigar Award for best composer in the films Talaash (1963),[2] Chakori (1967), Chahat (1974), Aaena (1977), Amber (1978) and Dooriyan (1984).[3]


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  2. ^ Nigar awards 1957-1971
  3. ^ Nigar awards 1972-1986

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