One year of losing ‘Playback Emperor’ Andrew Kishore
The first death anniversary of Andrew Kishore is being observed today. On this day in last year 2020, the music industry’s ‘Playback Emperor’ breathed his last at a private hospital in Rajshahi after a long battle with cancer.
Born in Rajshahi in 1955, Andrew Kishore grew up there and studied at Rajshahi University. The ‘Playback Emperor’ of Bengali songs has kept music lovers in ‘magic tune’ for more than four decades.
Andrew Kishore initially started his music lessons under Abdul Aziz Bachchu. After the Liberation War, he was enrolled in Rajshahi Betar in almost all genres including Nazrul, Rabindranath, Modern, Folk, and Patriotic. Andrew Kishore started his playback journey in 1977 with the song ‘Achinpurer Rajkumari Nei Je Tar Kew’ composed by Alam khan of the movie ‘Mail Train’. His second recorded song ‘Dhum Dharakka’ of the movie ‘Emiler Goenda Bahini’ directed by Badal Rahman. However, the audience heard his first song ‘Ek Chor Jai Chole’ of the movie ‘Pratigga’ directed by A J Mintu in 1979. The song became popular at that time.
His notable popular songs are – ‘Jiboner Golpo Ase Baki Alpo’, ‘Hayre Manush Rangin Fanush’, ‘Daak Diase Doyal Amare’, ‘Amar Sara Deho Kheyo Go Mati, ‘Amar Buker Moddhe Khane’, ‘Prithibir Joto Shukh Ami Tomar Choate Khuje Peyesi’, ‘Sobai Valobasha Chai’, ‘Beder Meye Josna Amay Kotha Diyese’, ‘Tumi Amar Jibon Ami Tomar Jibon’, ‘Valo Asi Valo Theko’, ‘Tumi Mor Jiboner Vabona’, ‘Chokh Je Moner Kotha Bole’, ‘Porena Choker Polok’ etc. The legend of the Bangla song has won the National Film Award eight times.