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Alamgir (Feb 2014)
|Born||February 25, 1950|
|Occupation||Folk singer, writer|
|Years active||1966 – present|
Fakir Alamgir (born February 14) is a Bangladeshi folk singer. After the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971, he emerged as a Gono Sangeet (inspiration songs for the masses) singer. Some of his notable songs are "O Sokhina", "Shantahar", "Nelson Mandela", "Naam Tar Chhilo John Henry" and "Banglar Comrade Bondhu".
Alamgir has worked with Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra during the Liberation War.
Alamgir is the founder of the cultural organization "Wrishiz Shilpi Gosthi" in 1976. He serves as the president of Gono Sangeet Shamanya Parishad (GSSP) .
Alamgir is also a writer. He published his first book Chena China in 1984. His next two publications were Muktijuddher Smriti Bijoyer Gaan and Gono Sangeeter Otit O Bortoman. In 2013 he published 3 books - Amar Kotha, Jara Achhen Hridoy Potey and Smriti Alaponey Muktijuddho. So far, he has authored nine books.
- "Fakir Alamgir performs live on Rtv". The Daily Star. Feb 25, 2010. Retrieved Nov 2, 2015.
- "Wrishij celebrates Fakir Alamgir's 40 years in music". The Daily Star. August 1, 2005.
- Harun ur Rashid (February 23, 2005). "Fakir Alamgir: A singer of the masses". The Daily Star. Retrieved Nov 2, 2015.
- "Fakir Alamgir turns to fine print". The Daily Star. February 16, 2013. Retrieved Nov 2, 2015.
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