Happy Birthday Pop Samrat

Dhaka, Friday   10 April 2020

Akash

Happy Birthday Pop Samrat

 Entertainment Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 10:57 AM, 28 February 2020  

Legendary singer Azam Khan

Legendary singer Azam Khan

Azam Khan, the undisputed emperor of Bengali pop music is well known as Pop-Samrat. Through his musical steps in the Bengali culture, an exceptional stream of music was revealed. He created the new sunrise in the sky of the native pop-song. That is why all the stars of Bangladesh's pop music have serenaded him in the seats of heavenly honor with unwavering love and boundless respect. Today is the birthday of Guru Azam Khan, the legendary male popular singer of Bangladesh's pop music world.

Childhood

Azam Khan was born in Azimpur, Old Dhaka, on this day. His full name is Mohammad Mahbubul Haq Khan. His father's name is Mohammad Aftab Uddin Khan, mother Zobeda Khatun. He spent five years in his childhood in Azimpur Colony. They were four brothers and one sister. He was a freedom fighter. But for generations after generation, he has been known as a music guru. Among the popular songs of Azam Khan are - Bangladesh (Rail Liner Oi Bostite), Ore Saleka, Ore Maleka, Alal O Dulal, Anamika, Abhimani, Asi Asi Bole, etc.

He was first admitted to Baby at Dhakeswari School in Azimpur in 1955. In 1955, his father built a house in Kamalapur. Since then they have settled there. There he attended at Kamalapur Primary School. Then he joined the commerce department at Siddeswari High School in 1965. He passed the SSC in 1968 from this school. He passed HSC with the second division in Commerce from T&T College in 1970. After the liberation war, he could no longer go on to study.

 

Freedom fighter Azam Khan

Azam Khan took a stand against the Pakistani ruling elite during the 1969th mass uprising. He was then an active member of the Kranti Shilpi Gosthi and preached mass songs against the exploitation of Pakistani rulers. In 1971, Azam Khan's father Aftab Uddin Khan was in service as a senior officer in the secretariat. He decided to participate in the Liberation War under the inspiration of his father. When the war started in 1971, He walked to Agartala on foot. On the way to Agartala, his two friends became entourage. His aim at the time was to join the war in Sector 2 under Khaled Mosharraf. Azam Khan participated in the liberation war at the age of 21. His songs used to encourage freedom fighters in the training camps. He received his initial training at Melaghar camp in India. After the war training, he began to fight against the Pakistani army in Cumilla. He first fought face to face against Pak military in Salada of Cumilla. Shortly thereafter, he returned to Agartala again. He was then sent to participate in the guerrilla war in Dhaka. Azam Khan was in-charge of a section of sector two. Sector Commander was Colonel Khaled Mosharraf. As a section commander in Dhaka, he participated in a number of guerrilla attacks in and around Dhaka. Azam Khan was originally responsible for managing the guerrilla operations in Jatrabari-Gulshan area. Among the guerrilla attacks in the area under his leadership, the ‘Operation Titus’ is the most notifiable. Their responsibility was to dismantle some of the gas pipelines in Dhaka, especially the Hotel Intercontinental (now Sheraton Hotel), and to disrupt the supply of Hotel Purbani. Their goal is to have foreigners staying in those hotels to understand that a war is taking place in the country. He was injured in his left ear in this fight. Which subsequently impedes his hearing. Azam Khan, with his companions, entered Dhaka in the middle of December 1971. Earlier, they defeated the Pak army in the organized battle at Trimohani near Madertek, the suburb of the capital city. The foreigners staying in those hotels will know that a war is going on in the country. He was injured in his left ear in this fight. Which subsequently impedes his hearing. Azam Khan, with his companions, entered Dhaka in the middle of December 5th. Earlier, they defeated the Pak army in the organized battle at Trimohani near Madertek.

Singer Azam Khan

Azam Khan's career actually began in the sixties. After 1971, his band Uccharon and Akhand (Lucky Akhand and Happy Akhand) created a huge stir throughout the country. Friends Nilu and Mansur for the guitar, Sadek drum, and Azam Khan himself was in main vocals. In 1972, his songs Ei Sundor Doniya Kichui Robenare and Char Kalema Sakkhi Dibe aired on BTV brought huge acclaim and popularity. In 1974-1975, he made a huge response after singing 'Bangladesh (Rel Liner Oi Bostite)' on Bangladesh Television. Many of his follower singers claim that he was the first Hard-Rock in the Bengali music.

Family life

He married Saheeda Begum in Maderatak, Dhaka in January 1981 while he was 31 years old. He has one son and two daughters. He has been living a lonely life since his wife died.

Death

Pop-Samrat Azam Khan left his last breath on 5th June 2011 at 9:20 am at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH)in Dhaka.

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