Famed Bangladeshi singer-composer Lucky Akhand was remembered on her 63rd birth anniversary on Saturday.
Different socio-cultural organisations and his family organised different programmes including doa and milad mahfils and discussions to mark the day.Search engine giant Google also celebrated the 63rd birth anniversary of the renowned singer-composer.
It posted a doodle on its Bangladeshi homepage showing Akhand, donning a cap, playing guitar and singing.
Doodles are alterations made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artistes, pioneers, and scientists.
Lucky Akhand (07 June 1956– 21 April 2017) was a Bangladeshi singer-composer. He was associated with the musical band Happy Touch. He composed and gave vocal to songs including Ei Neel Monihar, Abar Elo Jey Shondhya and Amaye Deko Na. He served as the music director of Bangladeshi national radio network Bangladesh Betar.
Akhand got music lessons at the age of five from his father. He performed in music programmes for children on television and radio during 1963-1967. He was enlisted as a music composer of HMV Pakistan when he was 14 and a musician of HMV India at 16. He won the first prize in ‘Modern Bangla Songs’ category in 1969 from the Pakistan Art Council. He was an artiste of Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra, the radio broadcasting center of Bangladesh Government formed for Liberation Struggle during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971.
Akhand started his career with self-titled solo album Lucky Akhand in 1984 under the banner of Sargam. Some of the notable songs of that album are ‘Agey Jodi Jantam’, ‘Amay Dekona’, ‘Mamonia’, ‘Ei Neel Monihar’ and ‘Hridoy Amar’.He composed songs for the album of his brother in which ‘Abar Elo Je Sondha’ and ‘Ke Bashi Bajaire’ sung by Happy Akhand, ‘Shadhinota Tomake Niye’ and ‘Pahari Jhorna’ sung by Happy Akhand and himself and “Nil Nil Shari Pore” and “Hothat Kore Bangladesh” sung by himself are notable songs. Lucky was the music composer and also gave vocal to “Abar Elo Je Sondha” (main vocal was by Happy Akhand) and other songs in the Bangla film named Ghuddi in 1980.
Akhand stopped his career after the death of his younger brother Happy Akhand in 1987.
He returned after a decade with two albums named Porichoy Kobe Hobe and Bitrishna Jibone Amar in 1998.
He died on 21 April in 2017. He was buried at Martyred Intellectuals Graveyard in Mirpur.