Alauddin Ali laid to rest

Staff Correspondent

11 August, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Alauddin Ali laid to rest

Alauddin Ali (24 December 1952 – 9 August 2020)

Legendary music director, composer and lyricist Alauddin Ali was laid to rest at Mirpur Martyred Intellectuals Graveyard on Monday evening following his second namaz-e-janaza at the Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC) premises.

Earlier, his body was taken to his Banasree resident in the capital on Monday morning from BIRDEM hospital mortuary. Where his BTV colleagues and locals paid last respect to him. Then he was then taken to his old resident at Khilgaon.    

After Johr prayers his first namaz-e-janaza was held at Khilgaon’s Noor-e-Bagh mosque. Then his body was taken to BFDC where the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Bangladesh Film Director’s Association, Bangladesh Film Artiste’s Association, Music Industries Owners Association of Bangladesh, Gitikabi Shongho Bangladesh and many other organisations paid their floral respect to the music maestro.

Renowned artistes Kanak Chapa, Badsha Bulbul, Partha Barua, SI Tutul, Bappa Mazumder, Parvez, Muhin, Kishor, music director Farid Ahmed, lyricists Asif Iqbal, Kabir Bakul, Ahmed Rizvi, Zulfiqer Russel, Shafik Tuhin, actors Jahid Hasan and Omar Sani came to BFDC to bid farewell to the genius music director.

Alauddin Ali passed away on Sunday afternoon at a city hospital after fighting a long battle with lung cancer. He was kept on life support since Saturday morning following his admission in the hospital with lung complication and breathing problems.

Alauddin Ali was a prominent music composer and director of the country. Born in 1952, Alauddin Ali has contributed a lot to Bengali music and culture. He has composed many songs and directed music for more than 300 films.

He won the Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Music Director five times for the films Golapi Ekhon Traine (1978), Sundori (1979), Koshai (1980), Jogajog (1988) and Lakhe Ekta (1990). He won the Best Music Composer award for the film Laal Doriya (2002) and the Best Lyrics award for Premik (1985).