Abdul Jabbar’s 82nd birth anniversary today

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Feb 10,2020


Abdul Jabbar

Today is the 82nd birth anniversary of late renowned singer-freedom fighter Abdul Jabbar.

Abdul Jabbar was born on February 10, 1938. He took keen interest in music from an early age.

Jabbar took music lessons under local music teachers like Mohammad Osman, Moksed Ali Sai and Lutful Haque. He enlisted himself as a radio artiste in 1958.

His singing attracted the attention of eminent music director Robin Ghosh, who eventually roped Jabbar in for playback numbers.

Jabbar sang for films like ‘Natun Sur’, ‘Sangam’, ‘Jiban Theke Newa’, ‘Alingan’, ‘Dwip Nibhey Jay’, ‘Nacher Putul’, ‘Apanpor’, ‘Etotuku Asha’ and others.

Among Jabbar’s most popular playback numbers are Ore nil dariya and Tumi ki dekhechha kabhu.

Jabbar became a household name through the songs that he rendered during the liberation war at Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra. He inspired the masses singing songs like like Salam salam hajar salam, Banglar swadhinata anlo ke and others.

Abdul Jabbar received Ekushey Padak in 1980 and Independence Award in 1996.

He passed away on August 30, 2017.

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