Legendary Nazrul singer Firoza Begum Died

Prominent Bangladeshi Nazrul Sangeet singer Firoza Begum died.

Sep 11, 2014 11:45 IST
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Prominent Bangladeshi Nazrul Sangeet singer Firoza Begum died on 9 September 2014 in Dhaka due to heart and kidney problems. She was 84.

She was best known for singing Nazrul Sangeet, a musical work composed by Bengali poet Kazi Nazrul Islam.

Firoza Begum
•    Born in 1930, Firoza Begum was educated in Calcutta in undivided India.
•    She was closely linked with poet Kazi Nazrul Islam who is now Bangladesh’s national poet.
•    She recorded her first Islamic song by Gramophone record company in 1942.
•    In 1949, Firoza and ghazal exponent Talat Mahmud together inaugurated the Dhaka Radio.
•    Firoza Begum was honoured with the Independence Day Award in 1979 and the Sheltech Award in 2000.
•    Firoza sang Rabindra Sangeet, Adhunik Bangla songs, Gazhal, Kawali and Bhajan for her audience.

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