Shafin Ahmed

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Shafin Ahmed
শাফিন আহমেদ
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Shafin Ahmed performing in Seattle (Oct 2012)
Background information
Born February 14
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Genres Pop Rock,
Occupations Musician, Composer
Instruments Vocals, Bass
Years active 1984–present
Associated acts Miles[1]

Shafin Ahmed (Bengali: শাফিন আহমেদ; born February 14) is a Bangladeshi singer and composer. He is a member of the musical group named Miles. He is also a well known singer in West Bengal, India.[2]

Career[edit]

Shafin began his musical career at a young age, when he grew up in a musical family. His father, Kamal Das Gupta, was a noted music director, while his mother, Firoza Begum, was a Nazrul Geeti singer. Shafin took lessons about Nazrul Geeti in his childhood. He was exposed to western musical influences since he studied in England, along with his elder brother, Hamin Ahmed. They then founded Band Miles which went on to become a leading musical group in Bangladesh. Shafin produced several songs including Chand Tara Shurjo, Firiye Dao, Jala Jala, Prothom Premer Moto and Fera Alena. His first song, It’s Magic (Ki Jadu) was written during his school years.

Rhythm of Life[edit]

On 12 January 2010, Shafin left Miles citing personal differences with the band.[3] He formed a new band group - Rhythm of Life.[4] The others members who joined were - Wasiun (Guitar), Shahin (Guitar), Sumon (Keyboard), Shams (Base Guitar), Ujjal (Percussion), and Rumi (Drums). But Shafin disbanded the new group and returned to Miles at the end of the year.

Personal life[edit]

Shafin is the youngest of three brothers. He has three children - a son, Azraf Rakin Ahmed and a daughter, Raniah Safa Ahmed. They both were born to his ex-wife, Rumana Dowla.[citation needed][citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Band Profile:Miles". Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  2. ^ Banerjee, Subhajit (2 October 2004). "Connecting with cross-border beats". The Telegraph (Kolkata) (Calcutta, India). Retrieved 14 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Shafin leaving Miles". Prothom Alo. Retrieved 2010-01-16. 
  4. ^ "Shafin formed Rhythm of Life". Prothom Alo. Retrieved 2012-10-30. 

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