Shah Abdul Karim
Shah Abdul Karim
Karim in his later life
শাহ আবদুল করিম
|Died||12 September 2009 (aged 93)|
Shah Abdul Karim (15 February 1916 — 12 September 2009) was a Bangladeshi Baul musician. Dubbed "Baul Samrat", he was awarded the Ekushey Padak in 2001 by the Government of Bangladesh. Some of his notable songs include Murshid Dhono He Kemone Chinibo Tomare, Nao Banailo Banailo Re Kon Mestori, Ashi Bole Gelo Bondhu and Mon Mojale Ore Bawla Gaan. He referred to his compositions as Baul Gaan.
Karim was born on 15 February 1916 in Derai Thana, in Sylhet. He first learnt music from Baul Shah Ibrahim Mastan Baksh. In 1957, Karim had started living in Ujan Dhol, a village near his home, with his wife, Sarala Bibi.
Karim had a son named Shah Nur Jalal.
Karim's songs are organized in six books:
- Aftab Sangeet (1948)
- Gano Sangeet (1957)
- Kalnir Dheu (1981)
- Dholmela (1990)
- Bhatir Chithi (1998)
- Kalnir Kooley (2001)
- Jhil Mil Jhil Mil Kore re
- Bonde Maya Lagaise
- Ashi Bole Gelo Bondhu
- Kano Piritee Barailarey Bondhu
- Gari Cholena Cholena
- Ami Koolhara Kolonkini
- Agey Ki Shundor Din Kataitham
- Ami Tomar Koler Gari
- Shokhi Kunjo Shajao
- Ailai Na Ailai Na
- Boshonto Batashey
- Krishno Aila Radhar Kunje
- Tumi Bine Akul Poran
- Ager Bahaduri Ekhon Gelo Koi
- Periti Modur Milona
- Ar Kichu Chay Na Mone Gaan Chara
- Notun Preme Mon Mojaia Korilam Ki Mosto Vul
- Murshid Dhono He Kemone Chinibo Tomare
- Bondhure Koi Pabo Shokhi Go
- Mon Mojale Ore Bawla Gan
- Shokhi Tora Prem Koriona
- nao banailo banailo re kon mestori
- "Shah Abdul Karim's 97th birth anniversary celebrated". The Daily Star. 2013-02-17. Retrieved 2019-09-13.
- "'Baul Samrat' Abdul Karim laid to rest". The Daily Star. 13 September 2009. Retrieved 24 September 2009.
- "'Baul king' Shah Abdul Karim buried". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 2019-09-13.
- "একুশে পদকপ্রাপ্ত সুধীবৃন্দ" [Ekushey Padak winners list] (in Bengali). Government of Bangladesh. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
- "10th death anniversary of Shah Abdul Karim". The Daily Star. 2019-09-12. Retrieved 2019-09-13.
- Karim Waheed (2006-05-18). "Musical tribute to a living legend -- Shah Abdul Karim". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2013-02-17.
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