Azam Khan (singer)
Azam Khan (
Bangla: আজম খান) (full name Mahbubul Haque Khan) (born February 28, 1950) is a famous Bangladeshi(Bengali) pop singer. He was the pioneer in Bengali pop music launching and founded a band called "Uchcharon" with a literal meaning of "Enunciation" in the early 1970s Tanim, Faizul A, [http://www.thedailystar.net/magazine/2004/04/05/coverstory.htm The Turbulent Evolution of Bangla Rock] , Cover story, the Daily Star Magazine, April 5, 2004] . He was an independence fighter who fought against the Pakistani army in the Liberation war of Bangladeshin 1971 Haque, Maqsoodul, [http://www.newagebd.com/store/anni05/transitions.html Notes from Dhaka's historical underground] , The Daily New Age, 2nd anniversary edition, 2005] . After the war, he introduced an energetic brand of music. His first concert in television was broadcasted in 1972 in Bangladesh Television. His popular tunes include "Ore Saleka, Ore Maleka", "Jibone Kichhu Pabona Re", "Ami Jare Chaire", "Ashi Ashi Bole Tumi", "Obhimani", "Rail liner bostite.." etc.
Now in his 50s, Azam Khan still has a cult following among people in their 20s as well as earlier generations who are in their 30s and 40s Imtiaz, Nowroj, [http://bangladeshshowbiz.com/music_bgd/mbgd_1/azam_khan.pdf পপসম্রাট আজম খান (Popsomrat Azam Khan)] , ছুটির দিনে, প্রথম আলোর সাপ্তাহিক প্রকাশনা ("Chhutir Dine, weekly magazine of Daily
Prothom Alo] .
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