Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul

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Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul
File:Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul.jpg
Born(1956-01-01)1 January 1956
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Died22 January 2019(2019-01-22) (aged 63)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
OccupationLyricist, composer and music director
  • Iftekharuddin Ahmed (brother)
  • Ahmed Miraz (brother) Samir Imtiaz Mon (son)
AwardsFull list

Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul (1 January 1956 – 22 January 2019)[1] was a Bangladeshi lyricist, composer and music director, active since the late 1970s. He was a freedom fighter who joined the Bangladesh Liberation War at the age of 15.[2] He won Ekushey Padak and Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Music Director twice for the films Premer Taj Mahal (2001) and Hajar Bachhor Dhore (2005).[3]

Early life[edit]

Bulbul was born on 1 January 1956 in Dhaka. He studied at West End High School in Azimpur, Dhaka.[4]


Bulbul's compositions include a number of works for films, beginning with 1978's Megh Bijli Badol.[5]

He has also released independent albums and created works for a number of Bangladeshi performers, including Samina Chowdhury and Andrew Kishore.[5]

He was a judge on the talent show Closeup 1 Tomakei Khujchhe Bangladesh for three seasons.[citation needed]


Selected composed film songs

Film Song Picturised Singer Notes
Golam "Duti Mone Lege Geche Jura" Shakib Khan, Shabnur Kanak Chapa, Andrew Kishor
Praner Cheye Priyo "Je Prem Shorgo Theke Ashe" Riaz, Ravina Kanak Chapa, Khalid Hassan
Praner Cheye Priyo "Porena Chokher Polok Ki" Riaz, Ravina Andrew Kishore
Premer Taj Mahal "Ei Buke Boichhe Jamuna" Riaz, Shabnur Kanak Chapa, Monir Khan
Hajar Bachhor Dhore "Tumi Sutoi Bedhechho Shapla" Riaz, Shashi Subir Nandi, Anupoma
Phool Nebo Na Ashru Nebo "Amar Hridoy Ekta Ayna Ei" Shakib Khan, Shabnur Kanak Chapa, Andrew Kishore
Phool Nebo Na Ashru Nebo "Bidi Tumi Bole Daw Ami Kar" Shakib, Amin Khan, Shabnur Kanak Chapa, Andrew Kishore
Biyer Phul "Tomay Dekhle Mone Hoy" Shakil Khan, Shabnur Kanak Chapa, Andrew Kishore
Biyer Phul "Oi Chad Mukhe Jeno Lagena" Riaz, Shakil Khan, Shabnur Andrew Kishore
Noyoner Alo "Amar Sara Deho Kheyore" Zafor Iqbal Andrew Kishore
Chandan Diper Rajkonna "Ami Tomari Premo Bhikhari" Wasim, Anju Ghosh Syed Abdul Hadi
Shohojatri "Prithibir Joto Shukh Ami" Ilias Kanchan, Champa Sabina Yasmin, Andrew Kishore
Anondo Osru "Tumi Mor Jiboner Vabona" Salman Shah, Shabnur, Kanchi Kanak Chapa, Andrew Kishore
Bhalobashi Tomake "Onek Shadhonar Pore Ami" Riaz, Shabnur Kanak Chapa, Khalid Hassan
Bhalobasha Bhalobasha "Premo Ronge Rangiyechi Mon" Riaz, Shabnur Kanak Chapa, Monir Khan

Bangladesh Liberation war[edit]

Bulbul joined the Bangladesh Liberation war in 1971 when he was 15 years old. He served in a Mukti Bahini base in Zinzira. His older brother, Iftekhar Uddin Ahmed Tutul, served in the Crack Platoon of the Mukti Bahini. He trained in India and fought in Lalbagh Thana and New Market Thana of Dhaka.

In October, he was captured by the Pakistan military and Razakars while returning to India for more training.[4] He was transferred to a jail in Mymensingh, where he was tortured and witnessed the mass execution of 39 Mukti Bahini prisoners by the Pakistan military. He was transferred to the residence of Dana Miah, which served as the local office of the East Pakistan Central Peace Committee. He was tortured there along with other members of the Mukti Bahini. He was able to escape from the camp.[4]

War crime witness[edit]

Bulbul testified against convicted former Jamaat chief Ghulam Azam in the International Crimes Tribunal. Following the testimony as a witness, Bulbul's younger brother was killed, and his dead body was found near the Kuril overpass in Dhaka. Bulbul urged the government to ensure his security after the murder of his brother. He said that he had received death threats several times.[6]


Bulbul was taken to Universal Medical College and Hospital in Dhaka around 6:15 am, where the doctors, after necessary tests, declared him dead.[7] He had suffered cardiac arrest.[4]



  1. "Musician Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul passes away" (Press release). The Daily Star, Bangladesh. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  2. "Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul seeks security". The Daily Star. March 10, 2013.
  3. Kamol, Ershad (2007-12-16). "Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul talks about his Liberation War days". The Daily Star.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 "Musician Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul dies". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Kamol, Ershad (6 November 2006). "Seasoned music composer on his kaleidoscopic journey". The Daily Star.
  6. "Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul's brother found dead in city". The Daily Star. 2013-03-10. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  7. "Musician Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul passes away" (Press release). Prothom-Alo. Retrieved 22 January 2022.

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