Abdul Jabbar (singer)
February 10, 1938|
Kushtia, Bengal Presidency, British India
August 30, 2017 (aged 78)|
Mohammed Abdul Jabbar (7 November 1938 – 30 August 2017) was a Bangladeshi singer. "Tumi Ki Dekhechho Kobhu Jiboner Porajoy", "Salam Salam Hajar Salam" and "Joy Bangla, Banglar Joy" were the three of his songs made to the top 20 all-time Bangla songs in 2006 survey by the BBC Bangla. He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 1980 and Independence Day Award in 1996 by the Government of Bangladesh.
Early life and career
Jabbar was born in Kushtia. He passed SSC in 1956. He first took music lesson from Muhammad Osman in Kushtia and later from Moksed Ali Shai, Lutfel Haque and Shibkumar Chatterjee in Kolkata. In 1958, lyricist Azizur Rahman helped Jabbar get listed as an artist of the radio station. He debuted his playback singing career in 1962 with music director Robin Ghosh. In 1964, he was enlisted as a TV artist.
After the independence of Bangladesh, he started performing as a film playback singer. In 2008, after a five-decade career of playback singing, he started working on his only album Kothay Amar Neel Doriya, released in 2017. The songs of the album are written by lyricist Md Amirul Islam and composed by Golam Sarwar.  
Jabbar served as the president of Bangladesh Sangskritik Parishad.
- Bangabandhu Padak (1973)
- Ekushey Padak (1980)
- Independence Day Award (1996)
- Bachsas Awards (2003)
- Citycell-Channel i Music Awards – Lifetime Achievement Award (2011)
- Zahir Raihan Chalachchitra Purashkar
- Mother Teresa Award
List of selected songs
|Song||Film||Music director||Lyricist||Year||Co-singers||Notes/Sang for|
|A Bhubone Ke Apon Por||Apon Por||Khan Ata||Khan Ata||1970|
|A Maalik E Jahan Ami Boro||Datha Hatim Tai||1977|
|Amar Se Prem Amake Firiye||Binimoy|
|Amar Ei Chokh Duto Ayna|
|Ami Bashanto Hoye Eshe|
|Ami Ek Neer Hara Jhorer||Jhorer Pakhi||Khan Ata||Khan Ata||Razzak|
|Ami Nirobe Jolite Chaai|
|Ami Prodiper Motho Raat|
|Amito Bondhu Matal Noi||Beiman||Anwar Parvez||Gazi mazharul Anwar||1974||Razzak|
|Bhalobasha Jadi Jontrona|
|Biday Daugo Bondhu tumra||Maa||1977|
|Du Jahaner Malik Tumi||Joy Porajoy||Satya Shaha||Gazi Mazharul Anwar|
|Dukkho Korona Bondhu||Alor Michil||Satya Shaha||Mustafizur Rahman||1974|
|Duti Mon Jokhon Kachhe|
|Ei Adhaar Kokhono jabena||Jiban Trishna||Nilufar Yasmin|
|Ek Buk Jala Niye Bodhu||Mastaan|
|Emonto Kotha Chhilona|
|Fuler Arale Chhilo Bish|
|Jani Kobitar Cheye Tumi||Megher Pore Megh|
|Jibono Adhare Peyechhi||Sabina Yasmin|
|Ke Jeno Amay Dake Priyo||Odhikar||Ali Hussain|
|Khela Ghar Baare Baare|
|Ki Gaan Shunabo Ogo|
|Ki Sukh Pao Tumi Amake||Slogan|
|Mon Tui Dekhlinare||Aguner Alo|
|Mukh Dekhe Bhul Korona||Shadu Shoytan||1975|
|Neerab Prithibi Duware||Je Agune Puri|
|Neerobota Shudhu Dheke|
|Nitur Prithibi Diyechho|
|O Moner Moyna Ayna Kachhe|
|Ogo Kajal Kalo Megh|
|Ogo Tonni Tonulata Bonni|
|Oi Chand Dur Theke Joto|
|Omon Kore Jeonako tumi||Imaan||Runa Laila|
|Onek Bochor Paar Hoye|
|Ore Neel Daria Amay De||Sareng Bou||Faruk|
|Ore Pakhi Monowa Pakhi||Ghar Jamai|
|Path Chirodin Shathi Hoye|
|Pakhi Chhatpataiya More|
|Pich Dhala Ei Pathtare||Pich Dhala Path|
|Prem Tui Dena Amay Ektu|
|Prithibi Tumar Kumal mati||Deep Nebhe Nai||Satya Shaha||Moniruz Zaman||1970|
|Salam Salam Hazar Salam|
|Sathi Amar Holona tho Keu|
|Shatru Tumi Bhondhu tumi||Anuraag||Shubol Das||1979|
|Shimahin Shagore Vashiye|
|Shohor Bashi Shuno Tumra|
|Shopno Bhora Noyon Amar|
|Shuchorita Jeonako Kichu||Deuer Por Deu||Raja Hussain Khan||G M Anwar||Razzak|
|Shudhu Gaan Geye porichoy||Obuz Mon||Shamsul Haque||Gazi Mazharul Anwar||1972||Razzak|
|Shurer Bhubone Ami Ajo|
|Tara Bhora Raate Tomar||Poet Azizur Rahman|
|Tumar Bhubone Eto Oshohay||Manusher Mon||1972||Anwar Hossain|
|Tumader Jolsa Ghore Ami|
|Tumar Se Prem Tusharer|
|Tumi Achho Shobi Achhe|
|Tumi Ki Dekhecho Kobhu||Eto Tuku Asha||Satya Shaha||Mohammad Moniruzzaman||1968|
|Tumi Saat Sagore Opar||Koto Je Minoti||Shahnaz Rahmatulla|
|Name||Lyricist||Music Director||Genre||Year of Recording||Year of Release||Notes/Sang for|
|Kothay Amar Neel Doriya||Md Amirul Islam||Md Golam Sarwar||Classic Album||2008-2009||2017|
- "Abdul Jabbar: Inspiring the nation in '71 through songs". The Daily Star. 15 March 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
- "Singer Abdul Jabbar passes away". The Daily Star. 30 August 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
- "Abdul Jabbar's first album released online". Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). 15 June 2017. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
- "Singer Abdul Jabbar's first album released. Lyricist Amirul writes the songs". The Daily Sun. 14 June 2017. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
- "Abdul Jabbar's first album released online". The Bangladesh Today. 19 June 2017. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
- "Health condition of Abdul Jabbar unchanged". Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha. 28 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
- "List of Independence Awardees". Cabinet Division, The Government of Bangladesh. Archived from the original on 4 December 2012. Retrieved 29 November 2012.
- Afsar Ahmed (28 June 2004). "32nd BACHSAS Awards: A glitzy night: Recognition of outstanding media talents". The Daily Star. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
- Alom, Zahangir (31 August 2017). "Beyond Neel Doriya". The Daily Star. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
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