Musician Farid Ahmed passes away

Culture Desk

14 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Musician Farid Ahmed passes away

National Film Award-winning music director Farid Ahmed passed away at a hospital in the capital on Tuesday. He was 60.

He breathed his last around 09:00am in the morning. 

The musician was put on life support at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Square Hospital. He tested positive for corona last month along with his wife Shiuly Akhter.

He was taken to the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital (BSMMU) on March 25. Then he was shifted to the Square Hospital on April 10.

Alongside coronavirus, he was battling kidney and diabetes-related complications.

Eminent cultural personalities of the country, including, singers, directors, producers, lyricists, screenwriters, actors mourn the death of Farid Ahmed.  Singers Runa Laila, Sabina Yasamin,  Kumar Bishwajit, Tapan Chowdhury, Samina Chowdhury, Fahmida Nabi, Momotaz, Kanak Chapa, S I Tutul, Polash, Bappa Mazumder, Akhi Alamgir, Dinat Jahan Munni, Kona, Muhin,  Luipa, Liza, Champa Banik among others, expressed deep shock at the death of the noted musician.

Farid Ahmed was laid to rest at Martyred Intellectuals’ Graveyard at Rayer Bazaar in the capital following namaz-e-janaza at Kalabagan Second Lane’s Law College field after Asr prayers, said   his nephew noted small screen director Dipu Hazra. 

M Farid Ahmed Hazra known as Farid Ahmed was a composer and music director. He won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Music Director for his music direction in the film ‘Tumi Robe Nirobe’ (2017).

Farid Ahmed started his career in music direction with Nur Hossain Bolai’s film Nishpotti in 1987.

Ahmed got his breakthrough by the composition of Kumar Bishwajit’s ‘Tumi Chhara Ami Jeno Morubhumi’. The theme songs of ‘Jolkona’ and ‘Hridoye Mati o Manush’ by Sabina Yasmin, ‘Ferari Siren’ by Runa Laila, ‘Griho Bibad’ by Momtaz Begum, ‘Gohine Shobdo’ by Rezwana Chowdhury Bonna are composed by Farid Ahmed.

Farid Ahmed composed the theme songs for television show Ittyadi, Shera Kontho, Khude Gaanraj and Amaar Channel i. He is also credited for directing more than 300 background scores for television serials and over 3 thousand background scores for package dramas.