Legendary music director Alam Khan passes away

Born on October 22 in 1943, Khan composed many popular songs which brought stardom to many actors and singers

Legendary music director and composer Alam Khan passed away in Dhaka on Friday at the age of 79.

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

"Father has left for the eternal journey. Inna lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Rajiun (Quranic command used by Muslims when someone dies)," his son Arman wrote on social media.

Many media personnel expressed shock over his death. 

Born on October 22 in 1943, Khan composed many popular songs which brought stardom to many actors and singers.

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 the popular songs, he directed some Bangladeshi films 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 directing music in the film “Bara Bhalo Lok Chil” by Mohiuddin.

He later received the award again for “Three Daughters” of 1985, “Surrender” of 1987, and “Dinkal” of 1992, and “Ebadat” of 2009.

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

Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud expressed shock over the demise of eminent actress Sharmili Ahmed and legendary musician Alam Khan on the same day. 

He prayed for the peace of the departed souls and conveyed condolence to their families.

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