Legendary musical director Alam Khan has passed away

Legendary musical director and composer Alam Khan died Friday in Dhaka at the age of 79.

The five-time National Film Award-winning music director breathed his last around 11:30 a.m., his family said.

“Father has gone on the eternal journey. Inna lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Rajiun (Quranic order used by Muslims when someone dies),” his son Arman wrote on social media.

Born on October 22, 1943, Khan composed many popular songs which made many actors and singers famous.

He was the composer of timeless songs like “iboner Golpo Ache Baki Olpo”, “Ore Nil Doriya” and “Ami Rojonigondha Phuler Moto Shurbhi Biliye Jai”.

Among popular songs, he made Bangladeshi movies like “Hayre Manush Rangin Fanus”, “Dak Diyachen Dayal Amare”, “Ki Jadu Karila”, “TumiJekhane Ami Shekhane”, “Sabai To Bhalobasa Chay”, “Chader Shathe Ami Debona ” and “Chumki Choleche Eka Pothe”.

Alam won his first National Film Award in 1972 for conducting the music for Mohiuddin’s film “Bara Bhalo Lok Chil”.

Later, he received the award again for “Three Daughters” from 1985, “Surrender” from 1987, “Dinkal” from 1992 and “Ebadat” from 2009.

He also won Best Music Composer for the films “Bagher Thaba” in 2005 and “Ki Jadu Korila” in 2008.

Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud has expressed his shock at the death of eminent actress Sharmili Ahmed and legendary musician Alam Khan on the same day.

He prayed for the peace of the deceased souls and conveyed his condolences to their families.

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