Fakir Alamgir

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Fakir Alamgir
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Alamgir (Feb 2014)
Born (1950-02-25) February 25, 1950 (age 67)[1]
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".[1]

Career[edit]

Alamgir started his music career in 1966. He played his role as a singer in 1969 uprising in East Pakistan.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fakir Alamgir performs live on Rtv". The Daily Star. Feb 25, 2010. Retrieved Nov 2, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Wrishij celebrates Fakir Alamgir's 40 years in music". The Daily Star. August 1, 2005. 
  3. ^ Harun ur Rashid (February 23, 2005). "Fakir Alamgir: A singer of the masses". The Daily Star. Retrieved Nov 2, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Fakir Alamgir turns to fine print". The Daily Star. February 16, 2013. Retrieved Nov 2, 2015.