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|Known for||Bengali folk music|
Kafil Ahmed (Bengali: কফিল আহমেদ; born 1 September 1962) is a contemporary Bangladeshi poet, singer and artist. He is famous as a folk singer. In addition to this, he left his great artistic skills through his water-colors and acrylic paintings.
Early life and education
He had other publications in different literature magazines, literature supplements and other forms of non-traditional publications medias.
Kafil was born on 1 September 1962 at Kishoreganj in East Pakistan (present-day Bangladesh). His father was a district Education official. Kafil, in 1987, completed his Bachelor of Arts (honours) degree in English from Jahangirnagar University. He published his first collection of poetry "Junction" as a university student. The book was published by Brintok Publishers (1987).
A self-taught musician, Kafil's musical work started with adding tunes to the years old Chorjageeti in the 1990s. The live performance in different parts of the country of the age-old rhymes was along with instruments and drama. The performance also included songs from his own creation and arrangement. In 2002, Kafil's first collection of his written songs entitled Mighty power in wings of feather, Maya in the eyes of cows was released from Ghorautra Production, Dhaka. The album consisted of tracks such as Mesh your soul with the other one, Fire Eater, Fire Sleeper and Stands a horse with a broken neck. The album is considered as one of the pioneers in the trend of new songs in Bangla music by rejuvenating the thousand years old trend of Shomogeet and Gonoshongeet.
Kafil is also a painter whose works have been published in books and little magazines since the 1980s. His artworks with water color and acrylic have long been considered as new trend setters in modern art of Bangladesh.
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