Published:  01:12 AM, 09 September 2018

Firoza Begum

Firoza Begum

Firoza Begum was a Bangladeshi Nazrul Sangeet singer. She was awarded the Independence Day Award in 1979 by the Government of Bangladesh. Firoza Begum was born in Gopalganj District on to the zamindar family of Ratail Ghonaparha .Her parents were Mohammad Ismail and Begum Kowkabunnesa. She became drawn to music in her childhood.  She started her career in 1940s. 

Firoza Begum first sang in All India Radio while studying in sixth grade. She met the national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam at the age of 10. She became a student of him. In 1956, Firoza Begum was married to Kamal Dasgupta (who converted to Islam before the marriage and took the name Kamal Uddin Ahmed), a singer, composer, and lyricist.   Firoza Begum died on 9 September 2014 in Apollo Hospital, Dhaka due to heart and kidney problems.

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