Today is the 12th death anniversary of the country’s popular pop singer Azam Khan.
Mahbubul Haque Khan, popularly known as Azam Khan, was born on February 28 in 1950. He was a valiant a freedom fighter.
He was addressed as Pop Guru of Bangladesh. Azam Khan, together with pop music contemporaries artistes like Fakir Alamgir, Ferdous Wahid, Firoz Shai, Najma Zaman and Pilu Momtaz, is credited with pioneering and popularising Bangla pop music.
Azam Khan won the hearts of millions by rendering the popular songs, including ‘Ore Saleka, Ore Maleka’, ‘Jibone Kichhu Pabona Re’, ‘Ami Jare Chaire’, ‘Ashi Ashi Bole Tumi’, ‘Obhimani’, ‘Rail liner Bostite’, ‘Hei Allah Hei Allah Re’ and ‘Alal O Dulal’.
The Pop Guru will remain alive in million’s heart for his albums like ‘Didi Maa’, ‘Bangladesh’, ‘Keu Nai Amar’ and ‘Neel Noyona’.
Azam Khan breathed his last at Dhaka CMH hospital on June 5 in 2011.