Khoda Box

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Khoda Box

Sain
Born1928
DiedJanuary 15, 1990(1990-01-15) (aged 61–62)
NationalityBangladeshi
OccupationBaul musician

Khoda Box (1928 – January 15, 1990) was a Bangladeshi Baul singer and composer.[1] He was awarded Ekushey Padak by the Government of Bangladesh in 1990 for his contribution to Baul music.[2]

Career[edit]

Box began singing at the age of ten. He was a regular singer of Bangladesh Betar and Bangladesh Television.[1] He spent most of his life at Lalon's shrine. He took part in establishing Lalon's shrine at Cheuriya in Kushtia.[1]

Box composed around 900 Baul songs.[1]

Personal life and legacy[edit]

Box was married to Rahela Khatun. They had a son Baul Abdul Latif Shah.[1] In 1997, Khondokar Riazul Huq edited a book Moromi Kobi Khoda Box Shahconsisting 148 songs by Box.[3]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Amanur Aman (January 18, 2016). "Baul festival ends in Chuadanga". The Daily Star. Retrieved June 6, 2016.
  2. ^ Abdul Karim (January 26, 2016). "Sponsor Khoda Box Sain Baul fest". The Daily Star. Retrieved June 6, 2016.
  3. ^ Asman Fakir. "লালন উত্তরসাধক খোদা বক্স সাঁই". lalongeeti.com. Retrieved June 6, 2016.