Siddiqui at a concert in SUST campus (2012)
|Born||15 November 1954|
Netrokona, East Bengal, Dominion of Pakistan
|Died||24 November 2017 (aged 63)|
Bari Siddiqui (15 November 1954 – 24 November 2017) was a Bangladeshi singer-songwriter, flutist, and eminent folk musician. He is widely known as the singer of the heartfelt "Shua Chan Pakhi", “Amar Gaye Joto Dukkho Shoy,” “Pubali Batashe,” and “Manush Dhoro Manush Bhojo". He was considered as one of the most popular folk singers in Bangladesh.
Siddiqui was born as Abdul Bar Siddiqui on November 15, 1954 in Netrokona. He 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.
Siddiqui made his first television appearance in 1995 on Ronger Baroi, a musical program produced by Humayun Ahmed who was considered as one of the patronizers of him. He came to mainstream with the release of Humayun Ahmed's film Srabon Megher Din (1999). For his song "Shua Chan Pakhi" in the movie Srabon Megher Din, he was awarded the Bachsas Award as the Best Male Playback Singer.
Siddiqui had a very deep and vibrating voice that enticed millions of Bengali speaking people around the world. The main features of his songs were pain, love, human life, and existence. These features were sparkled in his voice. He always used to play his flute during a performance. This folk maestro has voice around 160 tracks in his career  and released a folk album titled Lokhkho Tara in April 2000.
Siddiqui appeared in the drama “Pagla Ghora,” directed by Amol Palekar, in 2013 to extend his artistic quest.
Death and Legacy
To continue his legacy and the Baul tradition of music, Siddiqui established a Baul research centre, “Baul Bari,” near his village in Netrokona.
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