Name: Mahbubul Haque Khan
Lifetime: February 28, 1950 to June 5, 2011
Mahbubul Haque Khan was a person whom we know as Azam Khan, our beloved Guru. He is the legend pop singer of Bangladesh. All popular musicians of Bangladesh also mention him as their Guru. He was not only a popular musician but also a great freedom fighter who fought in 1971 liberation war for Bangladesh against Pakistan Army. He was the founder of Uchcharon. The people of Bangladesh know this great person as “Pop Guru of Bangladesh”.
In the year of 1971, Azam Khan was a strong young boy. He didn’t know what fear is. He heard the moan of his country at this time. He went to the liberation war and made Bangladesh independent. He fought in sector 2 under Brigadier Khaled Mosharraf. After that he was busy to enrich the Bangladeshi song. He made a band team named “Uchcharon” in 1972. BTV (Bangladesh Television) telecasted his first concert in that year.
- Didi Maa
- Keu Nai Amar
- Mixed Album
- Neel Noyona
His most popular songs are:
- “Ore Saleka, Ore Maleka”
- “Jibone Kichhu Pabona Re”
- “Ami Jare Chaire”
- “Ashi Ashi Bole Tumi”
- “Rail liner bostite”
- “Hei Allah Hei Allah Re”
- “Alal O Dulal”
Azam Khan died on 5th June 2011 at Dhaka CMH Hospital. He got a life of 61 years. But, he will live in our heart next millenniums indisputably.
Azam Khan’s only one child is Ima Khan.
Many popular musicians of Bangladesh treated him as the beginner of our music industry. Some quotes about him are:
“The history of Bangladeshi pop began with Azam Khan. His songs were very popular in the post-independence Bangladesh, and they haven’t lost their appeal at all.” – By Habib Wahid
“Azam Khan introduced this genre [pop] to Bangladeshis.” – By Mila
“Azam Khan’s songs have an enduring value. He has inspired generations with his songs.” – By Kona
“He is our guru.” – By Biplob
“He is not among us anymore but his songs will keep his spirit alive. He’ll live forever through his music.” – By Arnob
“His songs will no doubt inspire us for years to come.” – By Nancy.