Today is the first death anniversary of Ekushey Padak winning lyricist, composer, music director and freedom fighter Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul, who had made immense contribution to the country’s music scene.
Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul was born in Dhaka on January 1, 1956. He joined the liberation war at the age of 15, while still a student of West End High School, Azimpur.
Bulbul emerged as a lyricist-composer in the late 1970s and eventually became a legend in his field with hundreds of fan-favourite songs to his credit.
Playbacks such as Amar shara deho kheyogo mati, Amar babar mukhe, Amar buker moddhekhane, Ami tomar duti chokher, O chand mukhe jeno lage na grahan, Bajare jachai kore, Tumi mor jibaner bhabona, Jiban furiye jabe, Porena chokher polok and patriotic songs including Ekatturer ma janani and many more had been either penned or composed by Bulbul. He was the composer of Sabkota janala khule daona, a song that is often described by many as epic success.
He received the National Film Award in Best Music Director category in 2001 for his work in Premer Tajmahal and in 2005 for Hajar Bochor Dhore.
He was awarded the Ekushey Padak for his outstanding contribution to the country’s music industry.
Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest on January 22, 2019.
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