Subir Nandi (19 November 1953 – 7 May 2019)[2][3] was a Bangladeshi musician. He won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer five times for his performance in the films Mahanayak (1984), Shuvoda (1986), Srabon Megher Din (1999), Megher Pore Megh (2004) and Mohua Sundori (2015).[4][5] He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2019 by the Government of Bangladesh.[6]

Subir Nandi
সুবীর নন্দী
Subir Nandi.jpg
Background information
Born(1953-11-30)30 November 1953
Baniachong, East Bengal, Pakistan
Died7 May 2019(2019-05-07) (aged 65)[1]
Singapore
InstrumentsVocal
Years active1970s—2019

Early lifeEdit

Nandi was born in Nandi Para, Baniachong, Habiganj in present-day Bangladesh. He spent his childhood in Teliapara Tea Estate, Habiganj. His father was a doctor (Medical Corps of The British Army) and medical officer at Teliapara Tea Estate. Nandi has eight siblings. All nine of them learnt music from Ustad Babar Ali Khan. He grew up listening to Pankaj Mullick, Kundan Lal Saigal, Sandhya Mukhopadhyay, and Manna Dey.[7]

CareerEdit

Nandi's musical career started since 1970s.[8] His works in the film Mahanayak (1984) got him the breakthrough and also received his first national film award. He went on singing songs like Shrabon Megher Din and Megher Opare Megh. In an interview with BTV he claimed that he had sung already 2000 film songs setting the record of second highest number of songs sung by any male singer only after Andrew Kishore.[9]

In 1972, Nandi recorded his first song, Jodi Keu Dhup Jele Deye, written by Mohammed Muzakker and composed by Ustad Mir Kasem.[2] In 1979, he sang Din Jaye Kotha Thake from a film with the same title. The lyrics were written by Khan Ataur Rahman.[2]

Nandi learnt folk music from Bidit Lal Das, a folk singer. Nandi became a member of a musical band named Bidit Lal Das and His Team, founded in 1972. Other members included Akramul Islam, Jamaluddin Banna, Rakhal Chakrabarty, Himangshu Goswami and Himangshu Biswas.[2]

In 1994, Nandi rendered songs at the House of Commons of the United Kingdom.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Nandi married Purabi Nandi in 1981.[7] Together they had a daughter, named Falguni Nandi.[2]

AwardsEdit

DiscographyEdit

Studio albums
  • Dukher Pore Shukh
  • Prem Bole Kichu Nei
  • Valobasha Kokhono Morena
  • Surer Bhubone
  • Ganer Sure Amay Pabe 2015
Films
  • Devdas (1982)
  • Mahanayak (1984)
  • Simana Periye (1985)
  • Ammajan (1999)
  • Srabon Megher Din (1999)
  • Chandrokotha (2004)
  • Megher Opare Megh (2004)
  • Shudha (2004)
  • Shasti (2006)
Songs
  • Amar E Duti Chokh
  • Ekta Chilo Sonar Konna
  • Bha-lobashi Shokaley
  • Tomare Chharite Bondhu
  • Tumi Emoni Jaal Pe-techho Shongshare
  • Ami Brishtir Kachh Theke
  • Koto Je Tomake Beshechhi Bhalo
  • Chandey Kolongko Achhey Jemon
  • Keno Bha-lobasha Hariye Jaye
  • O Amar Ural Pongkhirey
  • Bondhu Hote Cheye
  • Bondhu Tor Borat Niya
  • Paharer Kanna Dekhe
  • Hajar Moner Kachhe[2]

Film songs[12]Edit

Year Film Song Composer(s) Songwriter(s) Co-artist(s)
1978 Abhiman "Amar Praan Kande" Sabina Yasmin
Ashikkhito "Master Saheb Ami Naam Dostokhot" Satya Saha Gazi Mazharul Anwar solo
1979 Bela Shesher Gaan "Bondhu Dimuna Jaite" Khandaker Nurul Alam Gazi Mazharul Anwar solo
Matir Ghor[13] "Amar Naoye Par Hoite" Satya Saha Gazi Mazharul Anwar Shammi Akter
1980 Shesh Uttar N/A Robin Ghosh Ahmed Zaman Chowdhury solo
1981 Bhalo Manush "Kache Eso Aaro Kachhe" Subal Das Masud Karim Runa Laila
Angshidar "Tomari Poroshe" Satya Saha Gazi Mazharul Anwar Sabina Yasmin
"Mama Bhaigna Jekhane" Khurshid Alam
Sakkhi "Amra Duti Chhele Meye" Alauddin Ali Runa Laila
1982 Devdas "Sukhero Bashor Khandaker Nurul Alam Mohammad Rafiquzzaman Sabina Yasmin
Kajol Lota "Ei Raat Dake" Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul Shammi Akter
1984 Chandranath "Mayar Badhon Chhere Chole Jaay" Khandaker Nurul Alam Mohammed Rafiquzzaman solo
Mahanayak "Tumi Chao Priya Nodi Hoye" Sheikh Sadi Khan Nazrul Islam Babu Haimanti Shukla
"Amar E Duti Chokh" Jahidul Haque solo
"Prithibite Prem Bole Kichhu Nei" Masud Karim
1985 Rai Binodini "Na Puraiyo Radhar Ongo" N/A N/A Sabina Yasmin
1986 Porosh Pathor "Tumi Amay Adhar Theke" Khan Ataur Rahman Sabina Yasmin
1987 Rajlakshmi Srikanta "Laglam Na Karo Pujate" Alauddin Ali Abu Hena Mostofa Kamal Abida Sultana
Shuvoda "Abujh Nodir Dui Kinar" Khandaker Nurul Alam Mohammed Rafiquzzaman solo
"Tumi Emoni Jaal Petechho"
Sondhi "Jhilmil Jhilmil" Satya Saha Gazi Mazharul Anwar solo
"Ekta Chithi Likhe Dao" Sabina Yasmin
1988 Kanchanmala "Tumi Faruk Amar" Satya Saha Shah Sikandar Azad Runa Laila
1989 Ram Rahim John "Jiboner Golpo Eto Chhoto Noy" Satya Saha Gazi Mazharul Anwar solo
Ranga Bhabi "Amar Ja Kichu" (part 1) Subal Das Gazi Mazharul Anwar, Ahmed Zaman Chowdhury Sabina Yasmin
"Amar Ja Kichu" (part 2)
Shorto "Tumi Kedona" Alauddin Ali Gazi Mazharul Anwar solo
1990 Karon "Tumi Eto Sundor" Alauddin Ali Masud Karim solo
"Ami Jibon Pothe Tomar"
Kusum Koli "Ei Deho Hoilo" Monsur Ali Moniruzzaman Monir Sabina Yasmin
1991 Padma Meghna Jamuna "Tumi Amar Bondhu" Khandaker Nurul Alam Mohammad Rafiquzzaman, Nazrul Islam Babu Shammi Akter
1992 Amar Adalot "Tomar Premer Agune Puri" N/A N/A Sabina Yasmin
1995 Ei Ghor Ei Songsar "Narir Karone" Alam Khan Mohammad Rafiquzzaman solo
1999 Srabon Megher Din "Ek Je Chhilo Sonar Konna" Maksud Jamil Mintu Humayun Ahmed solo
2001 Churiwala "Kon Deshete Thakore" Satya Saha Gazi Mazharul Anwar Abida Sultana
2003 Chondrokotha "AO Amar Ural Ponkhi Re" Maksud Jamil Mintu Humayun Ahmed solo
2005 Chhotto Ektu Bhalobasha "O Priyo Bondhure" Devendranath Chattopadhyay Kabir Bakul Kanak Chapa
Dui Noyoner Alo "Bodhuare Bujhona Keu Bhul" Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul solo
Hajar Bochor Dhore "Asha Chilo Mone Mone" Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul Zahir Raihan solo
"Tumi Sutoy Bedhechho" Gazi Mazharul Anwar Anupama Mukti
Meher Nigar "Eso Sundoro He" Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul, Emon Saha Kazi Nazrul Islam Sabina Yasmin
2015 Mohua Sundori "Kothay Chhilam Kothay Ailam" solo
2018 Pagol Manush "Ei Sundor Prithibite" Imtiaz Ahmed Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul solo
N/A N/A "Nachoto Dekhi Tumi" N/A N/A Sabina Yasmin
N/A N/A "Jotodin Bachbo Tomay Bhalobashbo" N/A N/A Sabina Yasmin
N/A N/A "Jiboner Kono Songrame" N/A N/A Sabina Yasmin
N/A N/A "Ami Hajaar Bochhor Bachte Chai" Golam Hossain Ladu N/A Sabina Yasmin
N/A Bashor Ghor "Aajke Khushir Rong Legechhe" N/A N/A Sabina Yasmin
N/A Lal Golap "Pakhire Tui Dure Thakle" Amir Ali Khan Ataur Rahman solo

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Send Subir Nandi's medical papers to Singapore for expert opinion: Hasina". bdnews24.com. 2019-04-19. Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Subir Nandi (1953 – 2019): Of melody, melancholy". The Daily Star. 2019-05-08. Retrieved 2019-05-09.
  3. ^ "Subir Nandi no more". The Daily Star. 2019-05-07. Retrieved 2019-05-07.
  4. ^ "Subir Nandi wins his fourth National Film Award". The Daily Star. 2008-08-30. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
  5. ^ "National Film Awards 2015 announced". Dhaka Tribune. 2017-05-19. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
  6. ^ "21 named for Ekushey Padak". The Daily Star. 2019-02-07. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
  7. ^ a b Rafi Hossain. "The Evergreen: Subir Nandi". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2012-11-11.
  8. ^ a b "Music heals the wounds of soul: Subir Nandi". New Age. Dhaka. 2011-09-29. Retrieved 2012-11-11.
  9. ^ "Subir Nandi passes away". New Age | The Most Popular Outspoken Daily English Newspaper in Bangladesh. Retrieved 2019-05-09.
  10. ^ a b "Music heals the wounds of soul: Subir Nandi". Dhaka Mirror. 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2012-11-11.
  11. ^ Nazia Nusrat Adsnin (2012-09-23). "Subir Nandi felicitated". New Age. Retrieved 2012-11-11.
  12. ^ "Subir Nandi songs in Bengali". Retrieved 29 April 2022.
  13. ^ Matir Ghor (1979) movie songs

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