Saturday, 22 January, 2022

Shafin Ahmed quits Miles

Country’s popular singer and rock bassist Shafin Ahmed has left the band ‘Miles’. He announced   the decision in a post on his Facebook page on Saturday.  

The post reads, “I took this decision because of many unfair and unjust activities going on within the band Miles for a long time.  However, I will continue to do music as an artiste and I hope you all will be respectful of my decision.”

He also posted a video message of his Facebook. He said, “I have been attached to ‘Miles’ since 1979 and I have worked a lot to establish the band as a popular music band of the country. Many of you are aware of my contribution to Miles. At the beginning of this year, I decided to leave Miles as I cannot do any musical work with the current line-up.” 

 Shafin Ahmed is a rock bassist, singer-songwriter and record producer of the country. Born in Kolkata, Shafin is the youngest son of Indian classical music singer Kamal Dasgupta and Bangladeshi singer Firoza Begum. Their family was traditionally a musical family. He started his musical career at the age of 9. They moved to Dhaka in the late 60s. He was exposed to rock and roll music in the late 70s, when he went to London for higher education.

He joined Miles in 1979, first as an acoustic guitarist, and later lead singer and bassist in 1991. 

 To note:  Earlier On January 12, 2010, Shafin left Miles citing personal differences with the band. He formed a new band group – Rhythm of Life.  Shafin disbanded the new group and returned to Miles at the end of the year.