27 July 1931|
Talibpur, Murshidabad, West Bengal, British India
|Died||5 September 1975
Abdul Alim (27 July 1931 - 5 September 1974) was a Bangladeshi folk singer. He won the Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer in 1974 for playback in Sujan Sakhi. He was posthumously awarded the Ekushey Padak in 1977 and Independence Day Award in 1997 by the Government of Bangladesh.
Alim migrated from Murshidabad to Dhaka after the partition of India in 1947, and joined the Dhaka Radio Station as a staff artiste. By the age of 14, he had recorded two songs. In Dhaka, he took lessons from Mumtaz Ali Khan and Mohammed Hossain Khosru. He got his breakthrough while performing songs at the Alia Madrasah in Calcutta. He was awarded five gold medals for his performances and contributions to music at the All Pakistan music conference in Lahore.
Alim has three sons, Jahir Alim, Haider Alim and Asgar Alim and four daughters, Zohra Alim, Noorjahan Alim, Aktar Jahan Alim and Asia Alim. Alim died on 5 September 1974, at PG Hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
A research-based book on Alim's life, titled Bangla Loko Sangeet-er Amar Kanthoshilpi Abdul Alim along with a DVD, titled Tomaro Lagiarey, were launched in 2015.