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Abdul Latif (musician)

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Native name  আব্দুল লতিফ
Nationality  Bangladeshi

Name  Abdul Latif
Role  Singer
Abdul Latif (musician) Abdul Latif Shah Bangladesh singing at Dui Banglar Baul Sango YouTube
Born  1927Raipasha village, Barisal District, Bengal, British India
Resting place  Martyred Intellectuals' Graveyard, Mirpur, Dhaka
Died  February 27, 2005, Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Abdul Latif (1927 – 27 February 2005) was a Bangladeshi singer, musician, and lyricist. He was the initial composer of the Bengali language movement song, "Amaar Bhaiyer Rakte Rangano Ekushey February". He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 1997 and Independence Day Award in 2002 by the Government of Bangladesh.


Musicians at sufi saint shah abdul latif bhittai s shrine

Early life

Latif was born at Raipasha village in Barisal Sadar. After matriculating from Ruphshahya High School, he went to Kolkata for higher education. He started singing for the Congress Literature Group from the age of 16.


He moved to Dhaka in July 1948 and joined Radio Pakistan as a staff artiste. He started writing songs since then. He wrote over 1500 songs. Latif was a government officer in various capacities from 1974 to 1993.

In 1953, first Latif composed the song Amar Bhaier Rokte Rangano, written by Abdul Gaffar Choudhury which is later re-composed to the current form by Altaf Mahmud. He wrote songs like Ora Amar Mukher Kotha, Ami dam diye kinechi Bangla and Shona Shona Shona Lokey Boley Shona.


  • Ekushey Padak (1979)
  • Independence Day Award (2002)
  • References

    Abdul Latif (musician) Wikipedia

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