Today marks the 28th death anniversary of eminent playback singer, Mahmud Un Nabi. Born on December 16, 1936, he started his musical career during the 60s and went on to win the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer for the film The Rain (1976). Mahmud Un Nabi established his prominence in the industry during the early days of Bengali music and cinema. Besides singing in Bangla, the talented artiste also voiced melodious numbers in Urdu. A few of his notable classics include, Tumi Je Amar Kobita, Ami To Aaj Bhule Gechhi, Kahin Ro Para Tabassum, Ami Shaat Shagor Pari Diye, Hawa Dheere Behna and many others.
His departure has left an irreversible void amongst his children. Fahmida Nabi, one of his three daughters, informed with a heavy heart, “I used to burst into tears in the middle of the night and wept almost an hour, every night for seven years.” After pausing for a while, she said, “Though he is no longer amongst us in person, we as his children, will continue to carry his legacy through music.”
In remembrance of the legend Mahmud Un Nabi, Channel i will televise a musical programme today at 7:30 am, where his daughter Fahmida Nabi and son Pancham Nabi will sing many songs of their late father.