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Published: 22:52, 19 November 2020   Update: 22:59, 19 November 2020
13th death anniv of Sanjeeb Chowdhury observed

Sanjeeb Chowdhury

The 13th death anniversary of the singer of ‘Ami Tomakei Bole Dibo’ song Sanjeeb Chowdhury was observed on Thursday. On this day in 2007, the famous singer died from brain hemorrhage just at 43-years-old.

Born on 25 December 1964 in Habiganj, Sanjeeb Chowdhury was a singer, writer, poet, journalist, and activist. He graduated from the Mass Communication and Journalism Department of Dhaka University.

Sanjeeb formed the popular band ‘Dolchhut’ in November 1996 along with Bappa Mazumder. Their first album titled ‘Ah!’ was released in 1997.  Dalchhut’s second album ‘Hridoypur’ became a hit in which Sanjeeb rendered several popular songs like ‘Ami Tomakei Bole Dibo’, ‘Gari Chole Na’, ‘Bioscope’. 

‘Jochhnabihar’ was another album of the band that released in 2007 and its title song was written by Sanjeeb Chowdhury by himself.

Sanjeeb was a versatile personality. He contributed his skills in the journalism field also. His journalism career began with ‘Ajker Kagoj’ and later he joined ‘Bhorer Kagoj’ as well as he also worked at the newspaper ‘Jaijaidin’. The singer was also successful in this sector and became popular as a features writer. He taught and trained many young journalists and conducted many workshops.

Sanjeeb was active in politics during his university days. He was always an active voice against fascism. In the ‘90s, during the Ershad regime, Sanjeeb was always at the forefront in the processions on the streets.

He donated his body for research to the Anatomy Department of Dhaka Medical College Hospital. Sanjeeb left behind wife Progga Nasrin Shilpi and daughter Kingbadanti. 

It is very regretful that Bangladesh lost a musical genius, on this day, thirteen years ago.