Sabina Yasmin

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Sabina Yasmin
Sabina Yasmin(সাবিনা ইয়াসমিন) 2.jpg
Yasmin in 2014
Native name
সাবিনা ইয়াসমিন
Born1953 (age 65–66)[1]
Alma materUniversity of Dhaka
OccupationSinger
Years active1967-present
Spouse(s)
  • Anisur Rahman (divorced)
  • Amir Hossain (divorced)
  • Kabir Suman
Children
  • Fairooz Yasmin (daughter)
  • Srabon (son)
Parents
  • Lutfar Rahman (father)
  • Begum Mouluda Khatun (mother)
Relatives
Awardsfull list

Sabina Yasmin (Bengali: সাবিনা ইয়াসমিন; born 1953) is a Bangladeshi singer. She is best known as a playback singer in Bengali cinema. She has won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer a record 12 times.[2] She has recorded more than 1,500 songs for films and over 10,000 songs in total.[3]

Yasmin was awarded Ekushey Padak in 1984 and Independence Day Award in 1996 by the Government of Bangladesh.[4][5]

Early life[edit]

Yasmin was born in 1953 to Mouluda Khatun.[2][6] The first song that Yasmin learned with the household harmonium was Khokon Moni Shona.[6] In 1964, she sang regularly in Khela Ghar, a radio program.[6] P.C. Gomez was her classical music mentor.[6] Musician Altaf Mahmud came to know her singing voice while visiting her neighbor's house.[6] She made her debut in playback singing through the song Modhu Jochnar Dipali for the film Agun Niye Khela (1967), directed by Zahir Raihan. As child artists, she and Shahnaz Rahmatullah won awards from President Ayub Khan.[7]

Career[edit]

Yasmin got her first breakthrough through the song titled Shudhu Gaan Geye Porichoy.[6] She then started working under Altaf Mahmud in films including Anowara', 'Nayantara' and 'Taka Ana Pai'.[7] She gradually performed along with Satya Saha, Subal Das, Khan Ataur Rahman, Ali Hossain, Alauddin Ali, Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul and Gazi Mazharul Anwar.[7]

1960s[edit]

Yasmin has sung for films, radio, television and gramophone companies. She has been active in the Bangladeshi music industry since the 1970s.[8]

1970s[edit]

When Yasmin entered the film industry, her co-eval Shahnaz Rahmatullah was the number one singer. In 1970, the film Jibon Theke Neya was released. It contained the song "Eki Sonar Aloy" which elevated Yasmin as the leading singer. She sang some patriotic songs "Sob Kota Janala","Swajan Harano Diner Samarane","Sei Railliner Dhare","Swadhinata Tumi" etc.

She garnered fame with the song "Sudhu Gaan Geye Porichoy" in 1972 film 'Abujh Mon'. She sang "Tumi Je Amar Kobita","Tumi Achho" etc. duets with Mahmudunnabi. She received the first Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer in 1975 for her songs in Sujon Sokhi. She received three consecutive National film awards: in 1978 for Golapi Ekhon Train E; in 1979 for Sundari; and in 1980 for Kosai.

1980s[edit]

Veterans such as Ferdausi Rahman, Shahnaz Rahmatullah left playback singing. She sang numerous timeless hits for Yasmin including "Koto Sadhonay Emon Bhagyo Mele", "Shoto Jonomer Sadh", "E Jibone Tumi Ogo Ele" and many more. Her rising popularity dragged her to Indian cinema. In 1985, she sang "Cherona Cherona G Haat" and "Jalpari" with Kishore Kumar in the Indo-Bangladesh joint production Anyay Abichar which had music by R. D. Burman.

1990s[edit]

Yasmin earned National Awards in 1991 for Danga and 1992 for Radha Krishna. In 1994, Kanak Chapa came to the music scene with the film Tomakei Chai. Yasmin sang many songs in the 1990s.

2000s[edit]

By the year 2000, Kanak Chapa was already most sought after playback singer. Yet Yasmin got to sing numerous hit songs composed by top-notch music directors. She achieved National Film Award for her rendition of Tagore song "Boroshar Prothom Dine" in Dui Duari (2000). In 2004, her song "Preme Poreche Mon" in 'wrong number' topped the music top charts. She achieved her 12th and last National Film Award for 'Dui Noyoner Alo'.

2010s[edit]

Yasmin sang several hits in the 2010s also. She sang a duet with the winner of Channel I Sera Kontho, Imran. In these years she sang for new generation of actresses like Apu Biswas, Sahara, Racy etc. Her song "Premiker Buk Jeno Sukher Nodi" featured in top charts for many weeks.

Personal life[edit]

Yasmin has three sisters — Farida Yasmin, Fauzia Yasmin and Nilufar Yasmin.[7] Her father, Lutfar Rahman, worked in Provincial Civil Service of British India and her mother Begum Mouluda Khatun was a vocal artist who took lessons from the musician Ustaad Kader Baksh. Sabina is the aunt of Agun (son of Khan Ataur Rahman and Nilufar Yasmin), a musician and Reenat Fauzia, a sitar player.[citation needed]

Yasmin has married three times. She has a daughter, Fairooz Yasmin (Badhon), a singer, from her first marriage with Anisur Rahman, and a son, Srabon, from her second marriage with Amir Hossain. She met Kabir Sumon, and Indian-Bengali musician and political activist, in 1998 and later the couple got married.[9][10]

In July 2007, Yasmin was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.[11]

Works[edit]

Popular songs
  • "Cherona Cherona Haat"
  • "Jalpari"
  • "E Jibone Tumi Ogo Ele"
  • "Koto Sadhonay"
  • "Shoto Jonomer Swapno"
  • "O Majhi Nao Chhaira De
  • "Majhi Nao Chhaira De Choluk Mach Dhoira Diya"
  • "Ei Mon Tomake Dilam"
  • "Shukher Pakhi Re"
  • "Tumi Boro Bhagyoboti"
  • "Boroshar Prothom Dine"
  • "Moneri Range Rangabo"
  • "Shudhu Gaan Geyei Pirichoy"
  • "Ekbar Jete Dena" (compilation)
  • "O Amar Rosiya"
  • "Ei Prithibir Pore"
  • "Mohakal Seto Akul Mahasamudra"
  • "Swajon Harano Diner Smarane"
  • "Sei Railliner Dhare"
  • "Ek Je Chhilo Meye Tar Poribanu Naam"
  • "Shadhinota Tumi"
  • "Sundor Suborno"
  • "Amar Hridoyer Aina"
  • "Tumi Je Amar Kabita"
  • "Boner Kokil"
  • "Premiker Buk Jeno Sukher Nodi"
  • "Amar Mon Kande"
  • "Kaunse Dariya" (Hindi)
  • "Ami Rajanigandha"
  • "Badla Dine"
  • "Achar Khaile Bhuchar Hobe"
  • "Baba Bole Gelo"
  • "Eki Sonar Aloy"
  • "Ekdin Chhuti Hobe"
  • "Amay Jodi Proshno Koro Hira Motir Desh"
  • "Sob Kota Janala"
Filmography
  • Jibon Theke Neya (1970)
  • Abujh Mon(1972)
  • Ora Egaro Jon(1972)
  • Titas Ekti Nodir Naam(1972)
  • Orunodoyer Ogni Sakkhi(1973)
  • Otithi(1973)
  • Dhire Bohe Meghna (1973)
  • Masud Rana(1973)
  • Swarolipi(1974)
  • Chokher Joley(1974)
  • Beiman(1974)
  • Abar Tora Manush Ho(1974)
  • Alor Michil(1974)
  • Shujon Sokhi (1974)
  • Shadhu Shoytan(1975)
  • Badi Theke Golam(1975)
  • O Bondhu(1976)
  • Rajmahal(1976)
  • Shomadhi(1976)
  • Ki Je Kori(1976)
  • Anirban(1976)
  • Chondro Hariye Gelo(1976)
  • Miss Lanka(1977)
  • Ashami(1977)
  • Ashikkhito(1977)
  • Mustafiz(1977)
  • Jadur Bashi(1977)
  • Golapi Ekhon Traine (1978)
  • Rosher Baidani(1978)
  • Alankar(1978)
  • Sareng Bou (1978)
  • Chokher Moni(1978)
  • Pratinidhi(1979)
  • Matir Ghar(1979)
  • Joker(1979)
  • Sonar Cheye Dami(1979)
  • Sundari (1979)
  • Abirbhab(1980)
  • Simana Periye(1980)
  • Matir Manush(1980)
  • Kosai (1980)
  • Abhiman(1980)
  • Anarkali(1980)
  • Emiler Goyenda Bahini(1980)
  • Chhutir Ghonta(1980)
  • Shukhe Thako (1981)
  • Shahar Theke Dure(1981)
  • Bokul Phuler Mala(1981)
  • Sohag Milan(1981)
  • Sot Ma(1981)
  • Bondini(1981)
  • Devdas(1982)
  • Desh Pardesh(1982)
  • Ronger Manush(1982)
  • Rajnigandha(1982)
  • Bhat De(1982)
  • Boro Bhalo Lok Chilo(1982)
  • Palki(1983)
  • Mayer Dowa(1983)
  • Bini Sutar Mala(1983)
  • Shasti(1984)
  • Mahanayak(1984)
  • Rakhe Allah Mare Ke(1984)
  • Rajlokkhi Srikanto(1984)
  • Chor(1985)
  • Ranga Bhabi(1985)
  • Anyay Abichar(1985)
  • Tin Konya(1986)
  • Bicharpati(1986)
  • Dui Poisar Alta(1986)
  • Loraku(1986)
  • Sontrash(1986)
  • Shondhi(1987)
  • Kajer Beti Rahima(1987)
  • Shakkhor(1988)
  • Beder Meye Jyotsna(1989)
  • Shorto(1989)
  • Ekdin Tomay Na Dekhile(1989)
  • Swadhin(1990)
  • Fire Fire Asi(1991)
  • Chokher Pani(1991)
  • Padma Meghna Jamuna(1991)
  • Rupban(1991)
  • Beder Meye Jyotsna(1991)
  • Shradhha(1992)
  • Somor(1992)
  • Shankhanil Karagar (1992)
  • Premer Nam Bedona (1992)
  • Keyamot Theke Keyamot (1993)
  • Tomakey Chai (1994)
  • Bikkhov (1994)
  • Don (1994)
  • Khudha (1994)
  • Sneha (1995)
  • Ananda Asru (1995)
  • Satyer Mrityu Nei (1995)
  • Banglar Nayok (1995)
  • Dipu Number Two (1996)
  • Hangar Nadi Grenade (1997)
  • Bhondo (1997)
  • Praner Cheye Priyo (1997)
  • Swapner Nayok (1998)
  • Swapner Prithibi (1998)
  • Amma (1998)
  • Paradhin (1998)
  • Biyer Phul (1999)
  • Madam Fuli (1999)
  • Ammajan (1999)
  • Ragi (1999)
  • O Priya Tumi Kothay (2000)
  • Itihas (2001)
  • Hason Raja (2002)
  • Artonad (2002)
  • Phul Nebo Na Osru Nebo (2003)
  • Wrong Number(2004)
  • Megher Opare Megh(2004)
  • Hajar Bachhar Dhore (2005)
  • Molla Barir Bou(2005)
  • Sajghar(2006)
  • Jiboner Golpo(2006)
  • Ek Takar Bou(2007)
  • Ei Je Duniya(2007)
  • Megher Koley Rod(2008)
  • Pashaner Prem(2008)
  • Meye Sakkhi(2008)
  • Ki Jadu Korila(2008)
  • Swami Bhagya (2012)
  • Tomar Sukhei Amar Sukh (2012)
  • Judge Barrioster Commissioner (2013)
  • Tumi Sei Anamika (2013)
  • Nishpap Munna (2013)
  • Rupgawal (2013)
  • Jiban Nadir Teere (2013)
  • Shabnam (2014)
  • Kusumpurer Golpo (2014)
  • Moner Ajante (2015)

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and again returning to career[edit]

Sabina Yasmin was suffering from lymphoma (a cancer of lymph system). She was admitted to Labaid Hospital on June 12. Doctors found that she was suffering from an infection of spleen. An emergency operation held on June 21. But her health didn't improve. So, she flew to Singapore for better treatment on July 11. After taking treatment three and half months, she returned to Bangladesh from Singapore. [12] [13]

Awards[edit]

Year Category Film
1975 Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer Sujon Sokhi
1978 Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer Golapi Ekhon Traine
1979 Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer Sundari
1980 Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer Kosai
1984 Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer Chandranath
1984 Ekushey Padak
1985 Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer Premik
1987 Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer Rajlakshmi Srikanto
1988 Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer Dui Jibon
1991 Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer Danga
1992 Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer Radha Krishna
1996 Independence Day Award
2000 Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer Aaj Gaye Holud
2005 Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer Dui Noyoner Alo
2012 Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer Devdas
2016 Firoza Begum Gold Medal[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alom, Zahangir. "Sabina Yasmin weaves magic with her voice". archive.thedailystar.net. The Daily Star. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b Alom, Zahangir (19 July 2010). "Sabina Yasmin honoured". The Daily Star. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  3. ^ Alom, Zahangir (19 July 2010). "Sabina Yasmin honoured". The Daily Star. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  4. ^ "একুশে পদকপ্রাপ্ত সুধীবৃন্দ" [Ekushey Padak winners list] (in Bengali). Government of Bangladesh. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Independence Day Award" (PDF). Government of Bangladesh. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Celebrating Greatness". The Daily Star. 2017-10-21. Retrieved 2017-10-22.
  7. ^ a b c d "In reminiscence and reverence: Sabina Yasmin". The Daily Star. 2015-07-11. Retrieved 2017-10-26.
  8. ^ "Sabina Yasmin: Spring in the air". The Daily Star. 2012-04-02. Retrieved 2017-10-26.
  9. ^ "Kabir Suman and his 'Jibonmukhi Gaan'". The Daily Star. 2009-11-22. Retrieved 2017-10-26.
  10. ^ "স্বামীর বাড়ি গেলেন সাবিনা ইয়াসমীন". HollywoodBangla. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 8 March 2011.
  11. ^ "Sabina Yasmin returns from Singapore". bdnews24.com. 2007.
  12. ^ "Sabina Yasmin returns from Singapore".
  13. ^ "Face to face with cancer specialists".
  14. ^ "Sabina Yasmin gets Firoza Begum Gold Medal". The Daily Star. Retrieved 23 March 2017.

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