Abdul Jabbar (singer)

Mohammad Abdul Jabbar (10 February 1938 – 30 August 2017)[1][2] was a Bangladeshi singer. "Tumi Ki Dekhechho Kobhu Jiboner Porajoy", "Salam Salam Hajar Salam" and "Joy Bangla, Banglar Joy" were three of his songs which made it to the top 20 all-time Bangla songs in 2006 survey by the BBC Bangla.[3] He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 1980 and Independence Day Award in 1996 by the Government of Bangladesh.[3]

Abdul Jabbar
আব্দুল জব্বার
Mohammed Abdul Jabbar (cropped).jpg
Background information
Born(1938-02-10)10 February 1938
Kushtia, Bengal Presidency, British India
Died30 August 2017(2017-08-30) (aged 78)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
GenresPlayback singing
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active1971–2017

Early life and careerEdit

Jabbar was born in Kushtia. He passed SSC in 1956.[1] He first took music lesson from Muhammad Osman in Kushtia and later from Moksed Ali Shai, Lutfel Haque and Shibkumar Chatterjee in Kolkata.[3] In 1958, lyricist Azizur Rahman helped Jabbar get listed as an artiste of the radio station.[3] He debuted his playback singing career in 1962 with music director Robin Ghosh. In 1964, he was enlisted as a TV artiste.[3]

In 1969, Jabbar founded a musical group Bangabandhu Shilpagosthi. On 25 March 1971, he crossed the border into India and gradually joined a host of artistes of the Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra.[3]

After the independence of Bangladesh, he started performing as a film playback singer. In 2008, after a five-decade career of playback singing, he started working on his only album Kothay Amar Neel Doriya, which was released in 2017.[3] The songs of the album are written by lyricist Md Amirul Islam and composed by Md Golam Sarwar [4][5] In the same year, he opened an album with songs on Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The album remains unfinished as this great artiste fell ill seriously before giving voice to the song titled " Bangabandhu Dekhechi Tomay Dekhechi Muktijuddho " penned by lyricist Amirul Islam.[6][7]

Jabbar served as the president of Bangladesh Sangskritik Parishad.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Jabbar was married to Halima Jabbar.[8] Together they had two sons and one daughter Mithun Jabbar, Jasmin Jabbar and Babu Jabbar.[2]

AwardsEdit

List of selected songsEdit

Song Film Music director Lyricist Year Co-singers Notes/Sang for
A Bhubone Ke Apon Por Apon Por Khan Ata Khan Ata 1970
A Maalik E Jahan Ami Boro Datha Hatim Tai 1977
Amar Se Prem Amake Firiye Binimoy
Amar Ei Chokh Duto Ayna
Ami Bashanto Hoye Eshe
Ami Ek Neer Hara Jhorer Jhorer Pakhi Khan Ata Khan Ata Razzak
Ami Nirobe Jolite Chaai
Ami Prodiper Motho Raat
Amito Bondhu Matal Noi Beiman Anwar Parvez Gazi mazharul Anwar 1974 Razzak
Bhalobasha Jadi Jontrona
Biday Daugo Bondhu tumra Maa 1977
Du Jahaner Malik Tumi Joy Porajoy Satya Shaha Gazi Mazharul Anwar
Dukkho Korona Bondhu Alor Michil Satya Shaha Mustafizur Rahman 1974
Duti Mon Jokhon Kachhe
Ei Adhaar Kokhono jabena Jiban Trishna Nilufar Yasmin
Ek Buk Jala Niye Bodhu Mastaan
Emonto Kotha Chhilona
Fuler Arale Chhilo Bish
Jani Kobitar Cheye Tumi Megher Pore Megh
Jibono Adhare Peyechhi Sabina Yasmin
Ke Jeno Amay Dake Priyo Odhikar Ali Hussain
Khela Ghar Baare Baare
Ki Gaan Shunabo Ogo
Ki Sukh Pao Tumi Amake Slogan
Mon Tui Dekhlinare Aguner Alo
Mukh Dekhe Bhul Korona Shadu Shoytan 1975
Neerab Prithibi Duware Je Agune Puri
Neerobota Shudhu Dheke
Nitur Prithibi Diyechho
O Moner Moyna Ayna Kachhe
Ogo Kajal Kalo Megh
Ogo Tonni Tonulata Bonni
Oi Chand Dur Theke Joto
Omon Kore Jeonako tumi Imaan Runa Laila
Onek Bochor Paar Hoye
Ore Neel Doriya Amay De Re De Chhariya Sareng Bou Faruk
Ore Pakhi Monowa Pakhi Ghar Jamai
Path Chirodin Shathi Hoye
Pakhi Chhatpataiya More
Pich Dhala Ei Pathtare Pich Dhala Path
Prem Tui Dena Amay Ektu
Prithibi Tumar Kumal mati Deep Nebhe Nai Satya Shaha Moniruz Zaman 1970
Salam Salam Hazar Salam
Sathi Amar Holona tho Keu
Shatru Tumi Bhondhu tumi Anuraag Shubol Das 1979
Shimahin Shagore Vashiye
Shohor Bashi Shuno Tumra
Shopno Bhora Noyon Amar
Shuchorita Jeonako Kichu Deuer Por Deu Raja Hussain Khan G M Anwar Razzak
Shudhu Gaan Geye porichoy Obuz Mon Shamsul Haque Gazi Mazharul Anwar 1972 Razzak
Shurer Bhubone Ami Ajo
Tara Bhora Raate Tomar Poet Azizur Rahman
Tumar Bhubone Eto Oshohay Manusher Mon 1972 Anwar Hossain
Tumader Jolsa Ghore Ami
Tumar Se Prem Tusharer
Tumi Achho Shobi Achhe
Tumi Ki Dekhecho Kobhu Eto Tuku Asha Satya Shaha Mohammad Moniruzzaman 1968
Tumi Saat Sagore Opar Koto Je Minoti Shahnaz Rahmatulla

Musical albumsEdit

Name Lyricist Music Director Genre Year of Recording Year of Release Notes/Sang for
Kothay Amar Neel Doriya Md Amirul Islam Md Golam Sarwar Classic Album 2008-2009 2017

Songs of album Kothay Amar Neel DoriyaEdit

SL. No. Song Title Lyricist Music Director Genre Banner Notes/Sang for
1 Ami Apon Gharer Janlam Na Khabor Md Amirul Islam Md Golam Sarwar Modern/Folk Mom Music center Title song
2 Ekhane Amar Padma Meghna Md Amirul Islam Md Golam Sarwar
3 Maa Amar Masjid Maa Amar Mandir Md Amirul Islam Md Golam Sarwar
4 Premer Bishkanta Bindheche Amay Md Amirul Islam Md Golam Sarwar
5 Nayone Mekhona Kajol Md Amirul Islam Md Golam Sarwar
6 Amake Tomader Bhalo Na Lagleu Md Amirul Islam Md Golam Sarwar
7 Ami Dukkho Ke Bolechi Md Amirul Islam Md Golam Sarwar

[12]

DeathEdit

Jabbar was admitted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on 1 August 2017 with kidney, cardiovascular, prostate and other ailments. He was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) as his health condition deteriorated. He died on 30 August 2017 at the ICU of the hospital while undergoing treatment.[13]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b c "Singer Abdul Jabbar passes away". The Daily Star. 30 August 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Abdul Jabbar's first album released online". Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). 15 June 2017. Archived from the original on 15 June 2017. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Singer Abdul Jabbar's first album released. Lyricist Amirul writes the songs". The Daily Sun. 14 June 2017. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Abdul Jabbar's first album released online". The Bangladesh Today. 19 June 2017. Archived from the original on 10 July 2017. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Abdul Jabbar's dream of album on Bangabandhu remains unfulfilled". The Daily Sun. 19 September 2017. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Abdul Jabbar's dream of album on Bangabandhu remains unfulfilled". bbarta24.net. 19 September 2017. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Health condition of Abdul Jabbar unchanged". Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha. 28 August 2017. Archived from the original on 30 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  9. ^ "List of Independence Awardees". Cabinet Division, The Government of Bangladesh. Archived from the original on 4 December 2012. Retrieved 29 November 2012.
  10. ^ Afsar Ahmed (28 June 2004). "32nd BACHSAS Awards: A glitzy night: Recognition of outstanding media talents". The Daily Star. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  11. ^ Alom, Zahangir (31 August 2017). "Beyond Neel Doriya". The Daily Star. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Abdul Jabbar's first album released online". The Poriborton. 15 June 2017. Archived from the original on 21 July 2017. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  13. ^ "Noted singer Abdul Jabbar passes away". UNB News. 30 August 2017. Archived from the original on 15 August 2018. Retrieved 15 August 2018.