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Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul's third death anniversary observed

Celebrity 2022-01-23, 7:18pm

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Ekushey Padak-winning music-director, lyricist, composer and freedom fighter Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul's third death anniversary was observed on Saturday



Entertainment Desk

Ekushey Padak-winning music-director, lyricist, composer and freedom fighter Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul's third death anniversary was observed on Saturday. The revered music icon passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest  on this day in 2019.

Family members and admirers of Bulbul observed the occasion remembering his life and works throughout the day.

Born in Dhaka on New Year's Day in 1956, Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul completed his schooling at the West End High School in Azimpur.

When Bangladesh stood against the oppression of Pakistani rulers in 1971 and declared Independence, Bulbul joined the Liberation War at the age of 15 and was stationed in Zinzira at a Mukti Bahini base during the War.

He trained in India before fighting in Dhaka's Lalbagh Thana and New Market Thana. While traveling to India for extra training in October, 1971 - he was apprehended by the Pakistani military and Razakars.

He was then taken to a jail in Mymensingh, where he was tortured and saw the Pakistan military execute 39 Mukti Bahini detainees. He was transported to Dana Miah's home, which operated as the East Pakistan Central Peace Committee's local office. Along with other Mukti Bahini members, he was tortured there.

After the Independence, Bulbul's glorious career started as the revered music icon, beginning with 'Megh Bijli Badol' in 1978.

He wrote and composed hundreds of fan-favourite songs. released independent albums and created works for a number of Bangladeshi performers in his four decades long career.

In addition to Bulbul's musical ventures, he also became a judge on the country's first-ever musical reality show 'Closeup 1 Tomakei Khujchhe Bangladesh' for three seasons.

For his excellence in the Bangladeshi music industry, Bulbul received the National Film Award in the Best Music Director category twice - first in 2001 for his work in 'Premer Tajmahal' and in 2005 for 'Hajar Bochhor Dhore'.

He was awarded the Ekushey Padak in 2010 for his outstanding contribution to the country’s music industry. He also received the coveted Bachsas (Bangladesh Cholochitra Sangbadik Samity) Awards for 11 time throughout his career.