Sudhin Das (pronounced [ʃudʱn daʃ]; 30 April 1930 – 27 June 2017)[2] was a Bangladeshi Nazrul Sangeet musician.[3] He was awarded Ekushey Padak by the Government of Bangladesh.[3][4]

Sudhin Das
সুধীন দাশ
Born(1930-04-30)30 April 1930
Died27 June 2017(2017-06-27) (aged 87)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
NationalityBangladeshi
OccupationPlayback singer, composer, music director
Years active1945–2017
ChildrenNiloy Das, Suparna Das
Parents
  • Nishi Kanta Das (father)
  • Hemprabha Das (mother)
RelativesSurendra Narayan Das (brother)[1]
AwardsEkushey Padak

Early life and careerEdit

Das was born in Bagichagaon, Comilla, to Nishi Kanta Das and Hemprabha Das on 30 April 1930.[5] Das started learning music at Sangeet Shikhharthee Sammilan in Comilla, established by his elder brother Suren Das in 1942.[6][7] Das was enlisted in Radio Pakistan when he was a college student in 1948.

In 1985, after finishing his learning, Das moved to Dhaka and joined as a member of the Nazrul Sangeet Promanikoron Board at Nazrul Institute.[1] He taught Nazrul Sangeet to the young artists of the institute.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Das was married to Neelima Das.[1] She is also an artist of Nazrul Sangeet. She also received Nazrul Padak and Channel i Lifetime Achievement award.[8] His niece Alaka Das is an artist of Classical and Nazrul Sangeet.[9][10]

AwardsEdit

  • Shaheed Altaf Mahmood Memorial Gold Medal (1985)[11]
  • Ekushey Padak (1988)
  • Meril Prothom Alo Awards for Lifetime Achievement (2010)[12]
  • Nazrul Padak (1999)
  • Churulia Nazrul Academy's Nazrul Award
  • Nasiruddin Gold Medal
  • Zebunnessa- Mahbubullah Trust Gold Medal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Nadia Sarwat (August 27, 2008). "A lifetime of preserving Nazrul's music". The Daily Star. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  2. ^ "Sudhin Das no more". The Daily Star. June 29, 2017. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Sadya Afreen Mallick (May 21, 2014). "Sudhin Das Preserving Nazrul's treasure troves". The Daily Star.
  4. ^ Zahangir Alom (March 6, 2014). "Nazrul Sangeet Across the world". The Daily Star.
  5. ^ সুধীন দাশ সুরের আকাশে শুকতারা. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). April 10, 2010. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  6. ^ রবীন্দ্রনাথকে হৃদয়ে ধারণ ও নজরুল চেতনায় উজ্জীবিত হতে হবে. Comillar Kagoj (in Bengali). May 29, 2016. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  7. ^ সুধীন দাশ. gunijan.org.bd (in Bengali). Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  8. ^ "Channel i holds Nazrul Mela". The Daily Star. May 26, 2014. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  9. ^ কুমিল্লার সাথে নজরুলেরআত্মিক সম্পর্ক রয়েছে. Comillar Kagoj (in Bengali). Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  10. ^ Saurav Dey (September 4, 2014). "The depth of Nazrul's lyrics attracts me..." The Daily Star. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  11. ^ "Sudhin Das and Bipul Bhattacharya receive awards". The Daily Star. September 1, 2010.
  12. ^ Zahangir Alom (April 11, 2010). "Meril Prothom Alo Awards : Lifetime honour goes to Nazrul exponent Shudhin Das". The Daily Star. Retrieved June 29, 2017.