Artist Biography | Fakir Alamgir


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Fakir Alamgir (Bengali: ফকির আলমগীর; born 21 February 1950) is a Bangladeshi folk and pop singer. After the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971, he emerged as a Gono Sangeet (inspiration songs for the masses) singer. Some of his notable songs are "O Sokhina", "Shantahar", "Nelson Mandela", "Naam Tar Chhilo John Henry" and "Banglar Comrade Bondhu". He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 1999 by the Government of Bangladesh.

Alamgir started his music career in 1966. He played his role as a singer in 1969 uprising in East Pakistan.

Alamgir has worked with Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra during the Liberation War.

Alamgir is the founder of the cultural organization "Wrishiz Shilpi Gosthi" in 1976. He serves as the president of Gono Sangeet Shamanya Parishad (GSSP) .

Alamgir is also a writer. He published his first book Chena China in 1984. His next two publications were Muktijuddher Smriti Bijoyer Gaan and Gono Sangeeter Otit O Bortoman. In 2013 he published 3 books - Amar Kotha, Jara Achhen Hridoy Potey and Smriti Alaponey Muktijuddho. So far, he has authored nine books.