Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul, Musician & political activist, Died at 63

Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul was born on January 1, 1956 and died on January 22, 2019 due to a heart attack.

Ahmed 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.

Ahmed won a number of awards, including Ekushey Padak, National Film Awards and the President's Award.

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

Ahmed 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.

Ahmed trained in India and fought in Lalbagh Thana and New Market Thana of Dhaka.

In October, Ahmed was captured by Pakistan military and Razakars while returning to India for more training.

Ahmed was transferred to a jail in Mymensigh where he was tortured and witnessed the mass execution of 39 Mukti Bahini prisoners by the Pakistan military.

He transferred to the resident of Dana Miah which served as the local office of the East Pakistan Central Peace Committee.

Ahmed was tortured there along with other members of the Mukti Bahini. He was able to escape from the camp.

Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul passed away at the age of 65 on January 22, 2019 due to a heart attack.

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