Bari Siddiqui

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Bari Siddiqui
শাবিপ্রবিতে বারী সিদ্দিকী.jpg
Siddiqui at a concert in SUST campus (2012)
Background information
Native name
বারী সিদ্দিকী
Born(1954-11-15)15 November 1954
Netrokona, East Bengal, Dominion of Pakistan
Died24 November 2017(2017-11-24) (aged 63)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
GenresFolk, classical
Years active1981–2017

Bari Siddiqui (Bengali: বারী সিদ্দিকী; 15 November 1954 – 24 November 2017)[1] was a Bangladeshi singer-songwriter, flutist and folk musician.[2]

Early life and career[edit]

Siddiqui got his formal vocal training at the age of 12 under Gopal Dutt of Netrokona. Since 1981, Bari took lessons for six years under Ustad Aminur Rahman. He later got professional tutelage under V. G. Karnaad in Pune, India. He studied his intermediate study in Netrakona Govt College, he earned his bachelor's from the University of Dhaka and joined Bangladesh Television in about 1985.[3]

Siddiqui made his first television appearance in 1995 on Ronger Baroi, a musical program produced by Humayun Ahmed. He came to mainstream with the release of Ahmed's film Srabon Megher Din (1999).[4]

Siddiqui was awarded the Bachsas Award for his music direction in Srabon Megher Din for rendering the song Showa Chan Pakhi.[5] In April 2000, he released a folk album titled Lokhkho Tara.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Abdul Bari Siddiqui's wife Farida Yeasmin, they had one daughter Elma Siddiqui and two sons.[6][7]


Siddiqui was admitted to Square Hospital in Dhaka on 17 November 2017, when he was suffering from a heart disease. He died on 24 November under treatment.[8][9]


  1. ^ "Eminent folk singer, flautist Bari Siddiqui passes away" (in Bengali). Retrieved 2017-11-24.
  2. ^ Zahangir Shah (May 31, 2011). "Bari Siddiqui Performance in Manikganj". The Daily Star. Manikganj. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Sadya Afreen Mallick (January 14, 2009). "Bari Siddiqui unplugged". The Daily Star. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  4. ^ "Bari Siddiqui on life support". The Daily Star. 2017-11-19. Retrieved 2017-11-19.
  5. ^ Zahangir Alom (November 15, 2015). "A Medley of Soul-searching Melodies". The Daily Star. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  6. ^ Aminul Islam (May 24, 2016). "Bari Siddiqui performs in Mymensingh". The Daily Star. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  7. ^ "বারী সিদ্দিকী মারা গেছেন" (in Bengali). Retrieved 2017-11-23.
  8. ^ "Folk singer Bari Siddiqui no more". Retrieved 2017-11-24.
  9. ^ "প্রখ্যাত সঙ্গীতশিল্পী বারী সিদ্দিকী আর নেই". Kaler kantho. Archived from the original on 24 November 2017. Retrieved 24 November 2017.