Monday, November 30, 1953
Subir Nandi, renowned for his ‘Adhunik’ and film songs, Subir Nandi, whose voice Bangladeshis have been listening to for years, is a very popular artist. His has many mega hits and everyone remembers whoever heard it till now. From performing on radio to television, film and live at stage, his voice is unparalleled and escaped aging that comes with time.
Subir Nandi was born on November 30, 1953 into a family that made music a necessary part of growing up. His father was a doctor and medical officer at Teliapara Tea Estate, where he and his nine other siblings spent a very lively childhood. All ten of them learnt music from Ustad Babar Ali Khan. Nandi’s first lessons were from his mother, who could sing beautifully but never took it up professionally. He used to sit with his siblings at pujas and perform bhajans and other religious songs. Without knowing he fell in love with the songs of history-making musicians in the Indian subcontinent, such as Pankaj Mallik, Saigal, Shondha Mukherjee, Mannadey, who were all regularly played on the gramophone. In 1972, Nandi rendered his first song, ‘Jodi Keu Dhup Jele Dai’ written by Mohammed Muzakker, who wrote the lyrics of the song ‘Ekti Bangladesh’ and composed by Ustad Mir Kasem. Subir Nandi married in 1981.