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Altaf Mahmud (December 23, 1930 Bangladesh-September 1, 1971) was a Bangladeshi singer.
Mahmud was known for his patriotic songs which emphasized the cultural heritage and political struggles of Bangladesh. He is considered one of the pioneers of modern Bangla music. His songs supported the Bengali Language Movement of 1952, and later the Bangladesh Liberation War. Mahmud was a close aide of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the father of the nation of Bangladesh. In 1971, during the Liberation War of Bangladesh, Mahmud was arrested by the Pakistani army and eventually killed. Even after his death, his songs inspired and motivated the freedom fighters of Bangladesh.
Mahmud began his career as a music director in 1957 and composed music for several films. However, it was his patriotic songs that gained him immense popularity among the people of Bangladesh. Some of his most famous compositions include "O Amar Desher Mati", "Jonmo Amar Dhonno Holo", and "Abar Ashibo Firey".
Apart from music, Mahmud was also involved in politics and was a member of the East Pakistan Communist Party. He was an active participant in the Language Movement of 1952 and played a pivotal role in mobilizing the masses for the movement.
Mahmud received several awards, including the prestigious Ekushey Padak in 1976, for his contributions to Bangla music. He continues to be remembered and celebrated as one of the most influential singers in the history of Bangladesh.
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