Ismail Hossain

Mahbubul Haque Khan, known as Azam Khan, was a Bangladeshi pop singer. He was the lead singer of the rock band Uchcharan, founded in 1972. He was often referred to by the honorific nickname “Pop Guru of Bangladesh”.

Azam Khan was a freedom fighter in Sector 2 under Brigadier Khaled Mosharraf and fought against the Pakistani army in the Liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971. After the war, he entered the music arena. He founded a musical band Uchcharon in 1972. His first concert in television was broadcast in 1972 in Bangladesh Television. His notable tunes included “Ore Saleka, Ore Maleka”, “Jibone Kichhu Pabona Re”, “Ami Jare Chaire”, “Ashi Ashi Bole Tumi”, “Obhimani”, “Rail liner bostite”, “Hei Allah Hei Allah Re”, “Alal O Dulal” etc.

Azam Khan died at the age of 61 suffering from oral cancer which had spread to his lungs at Dhaka CMH hospital on 5th June 2011. Khan’s family members established Azam Khan Foundation aiming to help destitute artists in 2013.