Lyricist, composer and music director Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul’s first death anniversary was observed on Wednesday. Paying tribute to the icon, Channel i aired a special episode of musical programme ‘Gaan Diye Shuru’ at 7:40am. Two young artistes Tarik Mridha and Sumona from ‘Khhude Gaan Raj’ and ‘Channel i Sera Kantha’ rendered songs of Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul on the programme.
To mark the first death anniversary of the music legend, his son Samir Imtiaz released a song yesterday. The title of the song ‘Mati Amar Thikana’. Tune and music of the song have been directed by late musician Bulbul himself. Lyrics written by Gazi Tanvir, Rozen Rahman has rearranged the song.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 won Ekushey Padak and Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Music Director twice for the films Premer Taj Mahal (2001) and Hajar Bachhor Dhore (2005).
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.