Nolok Babu

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Nolok Babu
Also known as CloseUp1 2005
Origin Jamalpur, Bangladesh
Genres Folk
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Singing
Years active 2005–present
Labels NTV
Associated acts CloseUp1 Top 11 2005
Website Official Website

Nolok Babu (Bengali: নোলক বাবু) is a Bangladeshi Singer. He won the first CloseUp1 Competition, an adaptation of Pop Idol, a TV show to decide the best new young singer based on voting and participation.

Early life[edit]

Nolok was born in Jamalpur. His family name was Farhad. He grew up in a poor family and struggled hard. He had no opportunity to get formal training. However he got some assistance in Jamalpur Shilpakala academy (Musical Academy). His mother was bread earner of his family and when his mother very sick he collected funds by singing in Train.

In 2005, when closeup started Farhad registered his name as Nolok Babu.

Close Up1[edit]

In selection round came into notice with "Sua Chan Pakhi", a popular song of late folk musician, Ukil Munsi. In next rounds, he performed "Amar gaye joto dukkho soy", "Megh bhanga Rod", "Keno ei Nissongota", "Tara bhora rate" and "Ma go Bhabna keno". Eventually he was declared winner from huge Internet and SMS votes.

Solo albums[edit]

Se Je konya Bhalo (2006) Dui Chokher Kadon (2008)

Dui Chokkher Kadon

  • Amar Maje Bilin Tumi
  • Bhalobasar Durbhikkho
  • Dui Chokher Kandon
  • Dukkho Debe Kare
  • Eto Bhalo Mon
  • Eto Rup Onge
  • Keu Base Na
  • Koto Jontrona Kine Kine
  • Matire Mati
  • Naire Porokaal
  • Nijer Kadhe Nijer Lash
  • Oporadhi

She Je Konya Bhalo

  • Ami Tomay Pabo
  • Jar Shonge Chilona Porichoy
  • Maa Re Behest Tumi
  • Mon Pakhi
  • O Amar Chokhu Nai
  • Oi Durer Gaye
  • Ontorer Bhitor
  • Prem Jare Khuje Fere
  • She Je Konna Bhalo
  • Shopno Maye

Criticism[edit]

Nolok was criticized for his rapid change of lifestyle and rude behaviour.

  • In 2007 he beat a passer-by in the street and was jailed for few days.[1][2]
  • In 2013 Nolok was handed over to police for rowdy behaviour[3][4]

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