Abdul Jabbar (singer)
Mohammad Abdul Jabbar (10 February 1938 – 30 August 2017) 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. He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 1980 and Independence Day Award in 1996 by the Government of Bangladesh.
|Born||10 February 1938|
Kushtia, Bengal Presidency, British India
|Died||30 August 2017 (aged 78)|
Early life and careerEdit
Jabbar was born in Kushtia. He passed SSC in 1956. He first took music lesson from Muhammad Osman in Kushtia and later from Moksed Ali Shai, Lutfel Haque and Shibkumar Chatterjee in Kolkata. In 1958, lyricist Azizur Rahman helped Jabbar get listed as an artiste of the radio station. He debuted his playback singing career in 1962 with music director Robin Ghosh. In 1964, he was enlisted as a TV artiste.
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. The songs of the album are written by lyricist Md Amirul Islam and composed by Md Golam Sarwar  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.
Jabbar served as the president of Bangladesh Sangskritik Parishad.
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|
|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|
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.
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