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.
• 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.