Kabir Bakul is a Bangladeshi lyricist and journalist.[1] He won the Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Lyrics five times for the films Megher Kole Rod (2008), Swami Strir Wada (2009), Nisshash Amar Tumi (2010), Purno Doirgho Prem Kahini (2013) and Nayok (2018).[2][3][4][5] As of 2013, he wrote about 5000 songs.[1]

Kabir Bakul
কবির বকুল
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Bakul in 2012
Alma materUniversity of Dhaka
OccupationLyricist and journalist
Years active1988-present
Dinat Jahan Munni
(m. 1997)

Early life and careerEdit

Bakul was born and grew up in Chandpur.[6][1] He learnt singing from Shital Kumar Ghoshal.[7] In 1987, he first came to Dhaka and gave thirteen lyrics to singer Tapan Chowdhury.[7] Bakul's first song, Kaal Shara Raat, was featured in Ayub Bachchu’s album, Moyna.[6] The second was sung by Nasim Ali Khan from Souls band.[7] At that time, he was a masters student at the University of Dhaka.[6] He then started working with Monowar Hossen Tutul.[7]

Bakul became a reporter for the Daily Bhorer Kagoj.[8] He has been serving as the head of Prothom Alo's Ananda page since 2004.[9]

Bakul started writing songs professionally in 1991.[6] In 1994, he wrote his first song for a feature film, Agni Shantan.[6]

Bakul hosted a musical television program titled "Sur Shambhar," aired on Bangladesh Television.[6]


  • Keno Ei Nishongota
  • Bestota Amake Dei Na
  • Chandrima Ratri Te
  • Akash Chuyeche Matike
  • Deewana Deewana
  • Akta Chad Chara Rat
  • Prithibir Moto Hridoy Thake
  • Jodi Bhul Kore
  • Priyar Moner Kotha
  • Eto Valobesho Na Amay
  • Lajuk Patar Moto
  • Preme Poreche Mon[7]


Personal lifeEdit

Bakul is married to musician Dinat Jahan Munni since 1997.[10] Together they had two daughters, Prerona and Protikkha, and a son, Prochchhod.[11]


  1. ^ a b c বিবিসির সাথে গানগল্প. BBC News (in Bengali). Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  2. ^ "National Film Award winners announced". Dhaka Tribune. 2019-11-07. Retrieved 2019-11-17.
  3. ^ জাতীয় চলচ্চিত্র পুরস্কার ২০০৮ ঘোষণা. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). 2010-02-12. Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  4. ^ জাতীয় চলচ্চিত্র পুরস্কারে 'মৃত্তিকা মায়া'র জয়জয়কার. bdnews24.com (in Bengali). 2015-03-10. Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  5. ^ বকুলের হ্যাট্রিক. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). Retrieved 5 April 2012.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g "The power of lyrics". The Daily Star. 2009-02-28. Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  7. ^ a b c d e "Kabir Bakul". The Daily Star. 2019-09-14. Retrieved 2019-09-15.
  8. ^ "In Perfect Tune". The Daily Star. 2011-12-29. Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  9. ^ a b ""One can't take songwriting as profession in Bangladesh"". The Daily Star. 2016-02-23. Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  10. ^ "Dinat Jahan: An artiste of many dimensions". The Daily Star. 2009-09-13. Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  11. ^ "Munni From Folk To Film". The Daily Star. 2013-11-02. Retrieved 2018-09-26.

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