Lucky Akhand’s 2nd death anniv today

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Apr 21,2019 | Updated: 22:34, Apr 20,2019

 
 

Lucky Akhand

The second death anniversary of late popular musician and freedom fighter Lucky Akhand will be observed today.
Lucky was born in a culturally inclined family on June 18, 1956 and was introduced to music at an early age of five by his father.
During 1963-1967, he performed in music shows on television and radio as a child artiste.
In 1971, he joined Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra.
Lucky Akhand started his career with self-titled solo album Lucky Akhand in 1984 while he was enlisted as a music composer of HMV Pakistan when he was 14 and a musician of HMV India at 16.
His debut album was released under the banner of Sargam and featured songs like Agey jodi jantam, Amay dekona, Mamonia and others.
Lucky and his brother Happy Akhand literally popularised guitar among a new generation of musicians.
He composed many popular songs like Abar elo je sandhya, Ei neel manihar, Amay deko na, Ke banshi bajay re, Agey jadi jantam and more.
After the death of his brother Happy in 1987, Lucky withdrew from music scene for quite a while.
He made a comeback after a decade with two albums Parichay Kabe Habe and Bitrishna Jibane Amar in 1998.
He released another music album titled ‘Bitrishna Jibone Amar’ in the same year where six popular singers of the country lent their voices including James, Ayub Bachchu, Kumar Biswajit, and Samina Chowdhury.
Lucky released three music albums titled ‘Ananda Chokh’ ‘Dekha Hobe Bondhu’ and ‘Amay Dekona’
in 1999.
He released another mix album ‘Tomar Oronne’ in 2000.
He passed away on April 21, 2017 after suffering from lung cancer.

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