Zulfiqer Russell

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Zulfiqer Russell
Zulfiqer Russell in a program 04.jpg
Native name জুলফিকার রাসেল
Born (1977-11-13) 13 November 1977 (age 41)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Residence Dhaka
Nationality Bangladeshi
Other names Russell
Citizenship Bangladeshi
Education Man
Alma mater Dhaka City College
Occupation Songwriter, Poet, Journalist
Known for Journalist and lyricist
Notable work Written the official ICC world cup song "O Prithibi Ebar Eshe Bangladesh Nao chiney"
Home town Dhaka
Parent(s) Abdus Salam (father) and Saleha Begum (mother)
Awards Mirchi Music Awards Bangla, (2017) Citycell-Channel i Music Awards
Website www.zulfiqerrussell.com
Signature
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Zulfiqer Russell (Bengali: জুলফিকার রাসেল) is a Bangladeshi journalist and lyricist. He is currently the editor of the popular online news site, The Bangla Tribune. He was the winner of the Citycell-Channel I Music Award in 2008, 2010, and 2013.[1] He also received the Mirchi Music Awards (Bangla) award for the Song of the Year in the Modern Song category for, “Shabuj Chilo”, which features Nachiketa Chakraborty.[2]

Early life

Zulfiqer Russell was born on November 13, 1977, in the Dhaka District of Bangladesh. He is the son of Abdus Salam (father) and Saleha Begum (mother). He studied at the Muslim Modern Academy, and graduated from Dhaka City College.

Career

At the beginning of the 90's[when?], Russel's poems were featured in a number of publications[which?]. His first poem was 'Kofine Ojoggo Purush'. He also started writing songs both independently, and with other lyricists and musicians such as Moni Zaman from the band Symphony, and Bappa Mazumder[when?]. In addition to working with fellow Bangladeshi artists, he also worked with singers and composers of West Bengal[who?] and is now well-known for his lyrics among Indian audiences. He also wrote the official welcome song "O Prithibi Ebar Eshe Bangladesh Nao chiney" for 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup held in Bangladesh, India, and Sri Lanka.[1][3] He has written more than 1000 songs since 1993, many of which were sung by prominent artists.

Russel is currently the editor of the Bangla Tribune, and has previously written for publications such as The Daily Ittefaq and The Daily Janakantha. He has also worked for Maasranga Television and Bangla newspapers, Daily Amader Shomoy, Ajker Kagoj and Banglabazar Patrika.

Film appearance

Discography

Released Album Artist Tune/Composition Music Arrangements Production Company
January 1997 Onnorokom Valo Ahmed Faisal Moni Zaman Moni Zaman Sangeeta
December 1999 Akash Chhoa Shampa Reza Bappa Mazumder Bappa Mazumder Soundtek
December 2001 Ekoi Shohore Bappa Mazumder & Jewel Bappa Mazumder Bappa Mazumder Soundtek
February 2002 Apekhkhay Theko Kumar Bishwajit, Baby Naznin, Samina Chowdhury, Kanakchapa, Shampa Reza, Jewel, Bappa Mazumder, Asif & Kaniz Suborna Bappa Mazumder Bappa Mazumder Soundtek
May 2002 Aaj Brishti Namuk Baby Naznin, Fahmida Nabi, Shampa Reza, Jewel, Biplob, Bappa, Asif, Pancham, Amitav Kaisar Bappa Mazumder, Biplob, Pancham, Apu Bappa Mazumder, Biplob, Pancham, Apu Soundtek
November 2003 Firti Pothey Jewel Bappa Mazumder Bappa Mazumder Bappa Mazumder
February 2004 Chhelemanushi Asif, Agoon & Bappa Bappa Mazumder Bappa Mazumder Soundtek
May 2004 Du' Poshla Brishti Indranil Sen (India) & Bappa Mazumder Bappa Mazumder Bappa Mazumder Soundtek
February 2005 Swapnorani Asif & Kaniz Suborna Bappa Mazumder Bappa Mazumder Soundtek
April 2005 Ichchhe Korei Ekshathey Anjan Dutt (India) & Bappa Mazumder Bappa Mazumder Bappa Mazumder Soundtek
January 2006 Aanchor Fahmida Nabi, Shakila Zafar, Jewel, Tipu, Bappa Mazumder & S I Tutul Bappa Mazumder, S I Tutul Bappa Mazumder, S I Tutul Aarshi, Agnivenna & G Series
September 2007 Abar Pothe Dekha Anjan Dutt (India), Bappa Mazumder & S I Tutul Bappa Mazumder, S I Tutul Bappa Mazumder, S I Tutul Soundtek
April 2008 Bhango Moner Dana Bappa Mazumder, Jewel & Indranil Sen (India) Bappa Mazumder Bappa Mazumder Soundtek
September 2008 Kheyal Bappa Mazumder, S I Tutul & Arnob Bappa Mazumder, S I Tutul Bappa Mazumder, S I Tutul ATN Music
September 2009 Phoring Fahmida Nabi, Bappa Mazumder, Mahadi & Bishwajit Bappa Mazumder Bappa Mazumder ATN Music
February 2010 Ek Mutho Gaan Bappa Mazumder & Fahmida Nabi Bappa Mazumder Bappa Mazumder ATN Music
August 2010 Poroshpor Samina Chowdhury, Fahmida Nabi, Bappa Mazumder & Rupankar Bappa Mazumder Bappa Mazumder ATN Music
July 2012 Akash Debo Kaakey Tareen, Tapan Chowdhury, Raghab, Rupankar & Ibrar Tipu Joy Sarker, Bappa Mazumder, Rupankar, Ibrar Tipu & Belal Khan Joy Sarker, Indrajit Dey, Bappa Mazumder, Ibrar Tipu & Mushfiq Litu
August 2012 Poroshpor-2 Samina Chowdhury, Kumar Bishwajit, Sonu Nigam (India) & Javed Ali (India) Joy Sarker, Pilu Khan & Rupankar Joy Sarker & Indrajit Dey Agniveena & G Series
July 2013 Ichchhe Hoy Fahmida Nabi Naquib Khan & Pilu Khan Tamal Chakrabarty
October 2013 Cholo Baanchi, Benche Thakar Moto, Type: Soft Melody Samina Chowdhury Naquib Khan, Pilu Khan, Rupankar & Raghab Indrajit Dey & Tamal Chakrabarty
July 2014 Aaj Ki Brishti Hobe Tina Raghab Chatterjee, Ibrar Tipu & Belal Khan Indrajit Dey & Tamal Chakrabarty Laser Vision
Bari Ferar Tara Raghab Chatterjee Raghab Chatterjee Indrajit Dey & Tamal Chakrabarty
Aaraley Kanakchapa Naquib Khan, Moinul Islam Khan & Pilu Khan Tamal Chakrabarty
August 2014 Benche Thakar Jonne Rupankar Bagchi Rupankar Bagchi Indrajit Dey
February 2015 Neel Jhinuker Kham Fahmida Nabi & Rupankar Bagchi Rupankar Bagchi Indrajit Dey
July 2015 Ekta Bondhu Chai Samina Chowdhury & Raghab Raghab Chatterjee Indrajit Dey & Tamal Chakrabarty Laser Vision
September 2016 Amar Ichchhe Kothay Imran & Palak Muchhal Imran Mahmudul Imran Mahmudul Soundtek
June 2017 Benche Thakar Maane Nachiketa Nachiketa Tunai Debasish Ganguly Aasha Audio
November 2017 Lage Buke Lage Imran Mahmudul & Anwesshaa Imran Mahmudul Imran Mahmudul Dhruba Music
January 2018 Bhalo Theko Jayati Chakraborty Nachiketa Tunai Debasish Ganguly Aasha Audio

Awards

Year Award Category Outcome
2017 Mirchi Music Awards Bangla Song of the year (Modern song) Won
2013 Citycell-Channel i Music Awards Best Lyricist Won
2010 Won
2009 Dhaka Cultural Reporters Unity Won
2008 Bangladesh Cultural Reporters Association Won
Citycell-Channel i Music Awards Won

References

  1. ^ a b "5th Citycell-Channel i Music Awards". The Daily Star. 14 January 2010. Retrieved 2017-07-01.
  2. ^ "Zulfiqer Russell receives Mirchi Music Award | Dhaka Tribune". www.dhakatribune.com. Retrieved 2018-03-24.
  3. ^ বিশ্বকাপ ক্রিকেটের স্বাগত সংগীত. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). Retrieved 2017-07-01.

External links

  • http://www.zulfiqerrussell.com – official website
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