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Firoza Begum

Firoza Begum

Firoza Begum


Feroza Begum, a legendary singer, not only popularised Nazrul Sangeet in the subcontinent but also exposed the depth, versatility and sophistication of this genre of music. Firoza Begum is a renowned Bangladeshi singer who started her career in 1960s. She is one of the pioneer Nazrul Sangeet singers in Bangladesh who popularized the genre in the whole South Asia. Millions of people adhere her name with great honor. So much so that it is impossible to talk about the evolution of Nazrul Sangeet without talking about this remarkable artiste. Read more on Last.fm
Feroza Begum, a legendary singer, not only popularised Nazrul Sangeet in the subcontinent but also exposed the depth, versatility and sophistication of this genre of music. Firoza Begum is a renowned Bangladeshi singer who started her career in 1960s. She is one of the pioneer Nazrul Sangeet singers in Bangladesh who popularized the genre in the whole South Asia. Millions of people adhere her name with great honor. So much so that it is impossible to talk about the evolution of Nazrul Sangeet without talking about this remarkable artiste. At a time when Nazrul Sangeet was beginning to lose its popularity due to the flawed rendition by singers, it was Feroza Begum whose passionate singing style restored or rather resurrected, the glory of the music genre and infused new life to Nazrul Sangeet in the middle of the last century in Kolkata.

By her unique presentation style Feroza Begum has emerged as the most prominent Nazrul Sangeet singer in the subcontinent. Though she is popular as a Nazrul singer, she renders other music genres such as geet, ghazal, thumri, dhadra and adhunik songs. Her mastery of incorporating the delicate emotions of the lyrics has had the power to really move the audience... For her unstinting dedication to music, Feroza Begum has been awarded the Shahdhinata Puroshkar, Nasiruddin Gold Medal, National Award for Best Singer, Netaji Shubhsash Chandra Bose Award, Satyajit Ray Award and Golden Disk Award by CBS/Sony amongst for millions of sale of Nazrul Sangeet Shaono Rate Jodi. She has been awarded the D Lit title from Bardhaman University of India as recognition of her special contribution in the musical arena. Feroza Begum was married to Kamal Das Gupta who was a renowned singer, composer and lyricist in Bangladesh, India as well as South Asia.

Her sons Hamin Ahmed and Shafin Ahmed are also famous singers of the country as well as founder members of a leading band named Miles in Bangladesh and another son Tahseen Ahmed now living in USA. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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