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Kafil Ahmed

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Nationality  Bangladesh
Role  Poet
Name  Kafil Ahmed
Known for  Bengali music
Occupation  Musician, painter

Kafil Ahmed
Born  September 1, 1962 (age 53) (1962-09-01) Kishoreganj, East Pakistan (now Bangladesh)


Kafil Ahmed (Bengali: কফিল আহমেদ) (born September 1, 1962 in Kishoreganj, Bangladesh) is a poet, singer, and painter of Bangladesh of contemporary age.


Early life and education

Kafil completed his Bachelor of Arts with honors in English from Jahangirnagar University in 1987. Kafil's first book, a collection of poetry named Junction was published in 1987 from Brintok Publishers. He had other publications in different literature magazines, literature supplements and other forms of non-traditional publications medias.


A self-taught musician, Kafi's musical work started with adding tunes to thousand years old Chorjageeti in the 1990s. The live performance in different parts of the country of the age-old rhymes was along with instruments and drama. The performance also included songs from his own creation and arrangement. In 2002, Kafil's first collection of his written songs entitled Mighty power in wings of feather, Maya in the eyes of cows was released from Ghorautra Production, Dhaka. The album consisted of tracks such as Mesh your soul with the other one, Fire Eater, Fire Sleeper and Stands a horse with a broken neck. The album is considered as one of the pioneers in the trend of new songs in Bangla music by rejuvenating the thousand years old trend of Shomogeet and Gonoshongeet.

Kafil is also a painter whose works have been published in books and little magazines since the 1980s. His artworks with water color and acrylic have long been considered as new trend setters in modern art of Bangladesh.


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