The story behind the making of Ayub Bachchu’s ‘Tara Bhora Ratey’ | The Daily Star
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The story behind the making of Ayub Bachchu’s ‘Tara Bhora Ratey’

Legendary musician Ayub Bachchu passed away on this day, two years ago.

The lyricist of his iconic composition "Tara Bhora Ratey" Salauddin Sajal, shared the story behind the creation of this track with The Daily Star, today.  "It was a night in 1987 at AB's house. Few of us joined him, when he composed the whole track," shares Sajal. "He played the song on his guitar and suddenly, he was in tears. Even we got emotional. However, we never knew the reason behind his tears."

He also shares that "Tara Bhora Ratey" was first voiced by Alom Ara Minu and later, Ayub Bachchu sang it himself.

"In one of our last conversations, Bhachchu Bhai told me, 'pen down all your sorrows and I will turn them into music'," shares Sajal.

 Shamsul Haque Ripon, an avid fan of Ayub Bachchu, posted on Facebook that he went to a concert, where Bachchu performed the song and a man beside him started crying his heart out. When asked why he was crying, the man said that the song reminded him of his beloved, who had left him.

Ayub Bachchu will always remain alive through his songs in the hearts of his fans.

Translated by Sharmin Joya

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