On the occasion of the second death anniversary of the legendary Andrew Kishore, hailed as the 'Playback King' and widely regardd as one of the most iconic voices of Bangladesh, eminent media personality Hanif Sanket recalled his friendship with the late singer and asserted as much he was a great artist, he was a compassionate human being as well.
âToday is the second death anniversary of my friend Andrew Kishore. It has been two years since his passing - he is undoubtedly an asset to Bangla Music whose voice was brighter than his fame. People loved him for his songs,â the host of Bangladeshâs most popular magazine programme âIttyadiâ poured his emotional tribute through a Facebook post on Wednesday.
Since 1989, Hanif Sanket directed-hosted satire magazine show âIttyadiâ is the longest-running show in the Bangladeshi television industry and also the longest-running magazine show in the world, and Andrew Kishore was a regular cast member of the show as a singer with many solo and group songs, and popular singles such as âPadma Patar Pani Noyâ and more.
Sharing an old image with his late friend and another image standing beside Kishoreâs grave, Hanif Sanket wrote: âA great singer who could sing with his flamboyant and melodic voice with an open heart, Kishore also had the ability to mix with people with his open soul. He was an ideal artist, a compassionate human who can only be compared with himself.â
âThrough all of his amazing songs, Andrew Kishoreâs legacy will be carried forward from generation to generation. My dear friend, I haven't forgotten you - I won't forget - I can't forget. Be in peace, wherever you are,â Hanif Sanket wrote.
Born to Khitish Chandra Baroi and Minu Baroi on November 4, 1955, at Rajshahi in Bangladesh (then East Pakistan), Kishore, a Christian by birth, passed away on July 6, 2020, due to Non-Hodgkinâs lymphoma.
Kishore's great adventure in Dhallywood began with the film 'Mail Train' (1977). 'Ochinpurer Rajkumari Nei Je Tar Keu,' composed by Saley Alam Khan, was his debut playback song. After receiving critical recognition for the song 'Ek Chor Jay Chole' penned by Alam Khan in 'Protigga' (1979), Kishore never had to look back on his great musical career.
Remembered by music lovers for his iconic tracks including âJiboner Golpo, Achhe Baki Olpo,â âAmar Buker Moddhe Khane,â âDak Diyachhen Doyal Amare,â âHayre Manush Rongin Fanush,â âAmar Shara Deho Kheyo Go Mati,â âAmar Babar Mukhe Prothom Jedin Shunechilam Gaan,â âBhengeche Pinjor, Meleche Dana,â âBhalobese Gelam Shudhu,â âShobai To Bhalobasha Chaeâ and more - Andrew Kishore has performed approximately 15,000 songs throughout his legendary career.
For his tremendous contribution to the film industry of the country, Andrew Kishore won Bangladesh National Film Award eight times as the âBest Male Playback Singerâ for âBoro Bhalo Lok Chhiloâ (1982), âSurrenderâ (1987), âKhotipuronâ (1989), âPadma Meghna Jamunaâ (1991), âKabulâ (1996), âAaj Gaye Holudâ (2000), âSaajghorâ (2007) and âKi Jadu Korilaâ (2008); alongside five prestigious Bachsas Awards and three Meril-Prothom Alo Awards, to name a few.