Zulfiqer Russell

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Zulfiqer Russell
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Native name জুলফিকার রাসেল
Born (1977-11-13) 13 November 1977 (age 40)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Residence Dhaka
Nationality Bangladeshi
Other names Russell
Citizenship Bangladesh
Education Graduate
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
Spouse(s) Worda Ahmed
Children Parisa Russell
Parent(s) Abdus Salam (father) and Saleha Begum (mother)
Awards Citycell-Channel i Music Awards
Website www.zulfiqerrussell.com
Signature
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Zulfiqer Russell (Bengali: জুলফিকার রাসেল) (born 13 November 1977) is a Bangladeshi journalist and lyricist, and is currently the editor of popular online news site The Bangla Tribune. He was the winner of the Citycell-Channel I Music Award in 2008, 2010 and 2013.[1]

Early life

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

Career

Russell used to write for The Daily Ittefaq, The Daily Janakantha and many other publications from an early age. He said, "It was truly an indefinable feeling to see my own writings in print." In the beginning of the 90s, his poems were published in different reading materials. In the process of working with different newspapers, he came to be acquainted with many artists. However, the words of a song by Mohammad Rafiquzzaman, from the movie Shuvoda, made him realise these words weren't written by him. After a while, he started writing himself, but gradually realised that writing a song isn't as easy as it sounds. Moni Zaman from the band Symphony, worked with his song for the very first time that was voiced by Tuhin. Interestingly enough, it was never released. As a lyricist actually began when working with Bappa Mazumder.

Apart from working with domestic artists, Zulfiqer Russell has been and still works with singers and composers of West Bengal. He shared his experience of working with artists of Kolkata.

Russell is a professional journalist. Presently he is the editor of popular news online Bangla Tribune.[2] Previously he worked for Maasranga Television and Bangla newspapers Daily Amader Shomoy, Ajker Kagoj and Banglabazar Patrika. He is also extensively involved and earned reputation and popularity as a lyricist. He is also well known for his lyrics in West Bengal, India.[3] Russell has written the official welcome song "O Prithibi Ebar Eshe Bangladesh Nao chiney" of ICC world cup cricket 2011 held in Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka.[1][4] His film The Distant Sky (আকাশ কত দূরে) was selected for national film grants by the Bangladeshi government in 2010. He has written more than 1000 songs since 1996. Many eminent and popular singers have sung songs written by him. Russell is also a poet. His first publication is 'Kofine Ojoggo Purush'.


Film appearance

Discography

Released Album Artist Tune Music 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

Awards

Year Award Category Outcome
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

Family

His spouse Worda Ahmed is a fashion designer. They have a daughter, Parisa Russell.

References

  1. ^ a b "5th Citycell-Channel i Music Awards". The Daily Star. 14 January 2010. Retrieved 2017-07-01. 
  2. ^ জুলফিকার রাসেল বাংলা ট্রিবিউনের ভারপ্রাপ্ত সম্পাদক [Zulfikar Russell Acting Editor of Bangla Tribune]. Bangla Tribune (in Bengali). Retrieved 2017-07-01. 
  3. ^ Afrin, Saudia (25 June 2015). "When words spell magic". Dhaka Tribune. 
  4. ^ বিশ্বকাপ ক্রিকেটের স্বাগত সংগীত. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). Retrieved 2017-07-01. 

External links

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