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A heartfelt tribute to Zafar Iqbal

Renowned actor and freedom fighter Zafar Iqbal was not only praised by the audience for his remarkable roles on screen, but he was also an established singer. His memorable songs include Hoy Jodi Bodnaam Hok Aro and Sukhe Theko O Amar Nondini, among others.

Born on September 25, 1950, in a musical family in Dhaka, Zafar’s first music lessons began from an early age. Following in the footsteps of his elder siblings, celebrated singer Shahnaz Rahmatullah and Ekushey Padak awardee Anwar Parvez, he formed his own band in the 1960s.

 Zafar Iqbal took a break from music after he joined the Bangladeshi film industry. His first film was Apon-Por. With his charming looks and personality, the artiste won the hearts of the masses.

His performance in Noyoner Alo, where he played a rural singer, was memorable. He has worked in over 150 films, including the box office hits, Mastan, Bhai Bondhu, Chorer Bou, Obodaan, Shadharon Meye, Ogo Bideshini, Protirodh, Sath Rajar Dhon, Ek Mutho Bhaat, Megh Bijli Badol, and Fakir Maznu Shah, in his acting career.

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