Shah Abdul Karim’s Death Anniv Today

Shah Abdul Karim || Photo: Collected

Shah Abdul Karim || Photo: Collected

Today is the 13th anniversary of the death of the legendary folk bard Shah Abdul Karim.

Shah Abdul Karim was born on February 15, 1916 in Derai of Sunamganj. He won the hearts of millions of Bangla music lovers across the world with his timeless songs, namely Bonde Maya Lagaise, Keno Piritee Barailare Bandhu, Gari Chalena, Ami Kulhara Kalankini, Agey ki Sundar Din Kataitam, Dorodiya, and others.

He wrote and composed over 1,500 songs, which have been anthologised in six books titled Aftab Sangeet, Gana Sangeet, Kalnir Dheu, Dholmela, Bhatir Chithi, and Kalnir Kuley.

He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2001 for his contribution to music. He also received the Drohi Katha-Sahityik Abdur Rouf Choudhury Award in 2000.

Shah Abdul Karim passed away on September 12, 2009 in Sylhet.

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