Today is the 5th death anniversary of legendary singer-songwriter and flautist Bari Siddiqui. Different cultural organisations have arranged elaborate programmes to mark the day.
Born on November 15, 1954, Bari Siddiqui made his first appearance on television in 1995 on Ronger Baroi, a musical program produced by Humayun Ahmed. He came into the mainstream media with the release of Humayun Ahmed’s film Srabon Megher Din (1999). Siddiqui won a Bachsas Award for the Best Male Playback Singer for his song ‘Shua Chan Pakhi’ in the movie ‘Srabon Megher Din’.
He also attended the World Flute Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, in November 1999. His songs mainly featured pain, love, human life, and existence. Siddiqui voiced around 160 tracks during his career and released a folk album titled ‘Lokhkho Tara’ in April 2000. Some of his albums are ‘Matir Deho’, ‘Mone Boro Jala’, ‘Matir Malikana’.
His songs include ‘Shua Chan Pakhi’, ‘Amar Gaye Joto Dukkho Shoy’, ‘Pubali Batashe’ and ‘Manush Dhoro Manush Bhojo’.
Bari Siddiqui died on November 24 in 2017 in Dhaka.