Firoza Begum’s 5th death anniversary today

Culture Desk

9 September, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Firoza Begum’s 5th death anniversary today

Legendary Nazrul Sangeet maestro Firoza Begum’s fifth death anniversary will be observed today.

Different socio-cultural organisations have chalked out elaborate programmes to pay tribute to the singer.

Firoza Begum was born to Mohammad Ismail and Begum Kowkabunnesa in Faridpur on July 28, 1930. She was such a singer, who not only popularised Nazrul songs in subcontinent, but also exposed the depth, versatility and sophistication of this genre of music.

Firoza started her career in 1960s. She is one of the pioneer Nazrul Sangeet singers in Bangladesh who popularised the genre in the sub-continent.

For her unstinting dedication to music, Firoza Begum received many awards in home and abroad.  The great singer died on September 9 in 2014 in Apollo Hospital, Dhaka due to heart and kidney problems.