Today is the birthday of eminent singer Sabina Yasmin. She is now 67 years old. Celebrities and her co-artistes also take to social media and shower love on Sabina Yasmin with birthday wishes.
The program will be held at 07:00 pm today. Sabina Yasmin, lyricist Mohammad Rafiquzzaman and singers of this generation will participate in the program.
Talking about her birthday, Sabina said, “I have no special plan to celebrate the day. Every birthday I miss my parents and sisters very much. For me birthday means one more year being deducted from life. I want everyone to keep me in their good wishes and prayers.”
Born on September 4 in 1953, Sabina Yasmin is a popular singer in the country. She is best known as a playback singer in Bengali cinema. She has won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer a record 13 times. She has recorded more than 1,500 songs for films and over 10,000 songs in total.
Yasmin was awarded Ekushey Padak in 1984 and Independence Day Award in 1996 by the Government of Bangladesh.
In 1964, she sang regularly in Khela Ghar, a radio program. PC Gomez was her classical music mentor. Musician Altaf Mahmud came to know her singing voice while visiting her neighbour’s house.
She made her debut in playback singing through the song ‘Modhu Jochnar Dipali’ for the film ‘Agun Niye Khela’ (1967), directed by Zahir Raihan. As child artistes, she and Shahnaz Rahmatullah won awards from Pakistan government.
Yasmin got her first breakthrough through the song ‘Shudhu Gaan Geye porichoy’. She then started working under Altaf Mahmud in films including ‘Anowara’, ‘Nayantara’ and ‘Taka Ana Pai’. She gradually performed along with Satya Saha, Subal Das, Khan Ataur Rahman, Ali Hossain, Alauddin Ali, Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul and Gazi Mazharul Anwar.
Yasmin has three sisters — Farida Yasmin, Fauzia Yasmin and Nilufar Yasmin. Her father, Lutfar Rahman, worked in Provincial Civil Service of British India and her mother Begum Mouluda Khatun was a vocal artiste who took lessons from the musician Ustaad Kader Baksh.
Yasmin has married three times. She has a daughter, Fairooz Yasmin (Badhon), a singer, from her first marriage with Anisur Rahman, and a son, Srabon, from her second marriage with Amir Hossain. She met Kabir Sumon, and Indian-Bengali musician and political activist, in 1998 and later the couple got married.