Azam Khan | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, May 29, 2015 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:17 PM, May 30, 2015

MAD GENIUS

Azam Khan

28th February, 1950 to June 5 2011

Azam Khan, a freedom fighter, singer, composer and guitarist, known as the “Pop Guru” whose popularity transcended generations of music in Bangladesh. He was the lead singer of Uchcharan which was the first rock band of Bangladesh. 

Azam Khan and his rock band uchharan's first performance was aired by Bangladesh Television in 1972. By 1974 he became immensely popular all over Bangladesh for his unique style, lyrics and music. He was a close friend of popular singer Fakir Alamgir, Pilu Momtaz and Ferdous Wahid and performed many times together.

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"I REALLY FELT EMBARRASSED WHEN THE GUITARIST OF MY BAND FIRST CALLED ME BY THIS NAME (GURU)."

"BUT IS THIS WHAT WE FOUGHT FOR? WE HAD A VISION OF A STATE THAT WOULD UPHOLD THE RIGHTS OF EVERY CITIZEN. HAS THAT 
HAPPENED?"

"WE DID NOT CREATE MUSIC JUST TO EARN MONEY, BUT  RATHER TO ENTERTAIN THE AUDIENCE AND CREATE AN IMPACT."


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