Name: Lily Islam
Home Town: Barisal, Bangladesh
Birth Place: Kolkata
Occupation: Singer, Teacher
Lily Islam is one of the outstanding Rabindra Sangeet exponents both in Bangladesh and West Bengal for last two decades. With her clean rendition, impeccable accent and willingness to tackle even the most difficult and least popular songs, she has successfully touched hearts of millions of Rabindra Sangeet lovers both in her native Bangladesh and abroad as well.
Lily Islam was born and brought up in a healthy cultural environment and started getting her first singing lessons from her beloved mother. Her mother was also a singer, though she never performed in any public occasion. Then Lily got admitted in Gitabitan, the first music institute in Kolkata. In the interim, she was taking lessons from eminent Rabindra Sangeet artist Ashoketaru Banerjee. After that, she got admitted in Visva-Bharati University in Shantiniketan, the Mecca of Rabindra Sangeet, where he got music and singing lessons under the tutelage of exponents like Kanika Banerjee, Nilima Sen, Gora Sarbadhikeri and Ashes Banerjee etc.
She is currently working as a teacher of renowned fashion designing institute “Shanto-Mariam University of Creative Technology” and also holding the position of Director Public Relation of Shanto-Mariam Foundation. Besides, she is one of the leading performers in TV programs over the last two decades.
This passionate Tagore song artist practiced acting under the guidance of Paritosh Banerjee. Besides, this multi-talented gorgeous singer also took lessons on dancing from Shanker Narayan and Jiten Sing. Theatre personality Kumer Roy also taught her theatre when she was in Shantiniketan.
Lily Islam has successfully edited and published a book, Shurer Agun, based on 50 popular Tagore songs summery and notation. in addition, this exponent Tagore song artist is the director of her own organization Uttrayan and also the secretary of Jatiya Rabindra Sangeet Sammelan Parishad (JRSSP) and an honorable member of Bangladesh Rabindra Sangeet Shilpi Sangstha (BRSSS) as well.
She has already released many remarkable solo albums exclusively containing Tagore songs like:
- Annando Dhoni Jagao
- Hariye Jaoa Monti Amar
- Elem Tari Dware
- Surer Agun
- Valobashi Valobashi
- Biroho Modhur Holo
- Shonar Horin
- Je Gaan Baje
- Jiboner Dhrubotara etc.
- Citycell Channel I Music Award (2009)
- DABROTO BISWAS Memory Award etc.