Friday, 3 December, 2021

Bari Siddiqui’s 4th death anniv today

Bari Siddiqui’s 4th death anniv today

Today is the 4th death anniversary of legendary folk singer and composer Bari Siddiqui. Different cultural organisations have arranged elaborate programmes to mark the day.   

 Bari Siddiqui was singer-songwriter, flutist and folk musician of the country. He got his formal vocal training at the age of 12 from Gopal Dutt of Netrokona. Since 1981, Bari took lessons from Ustad Aminur Rahman for six years. Later, he got professional tutelage from V G Karnaad in Pune, India.

 Siddiqui made his first appearance on television in 1995 through a musical programme named ‘Ronger Baroi’ produced by Humayun Ahmed.

Afterwards, he came to the mainstream by singing and directing playback songs in Humayun’s film ‘Srabon Megher Din’.  

Siddiqui was awarded the Bachsas Award for the song ‘Showa Chan Pakhi’.  In April 2000, he also released a folk album titled ‘Lokhkho Tara’. 

Bari Siddiqui breathed his last in Dhaka on November 24 in 2017.