Bari Siddiqui
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Bari Siddiqui
Bari Siddiqui
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Siddiqui at a concert in SUST campus (2012)
Background information
Native name
Born(1954-11-15)15 November 1954
Netrokona, East Bengal, Dominion of Pakistan
Died24 November 2017(2017-11-24) (aged 63)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
GenresFolk, classical

Bari Siddiqui (Bengali: ? ; 15 November 1954 - 24 November 2017)[1] was a Bangladeshi singer-songwriter, flutist and folk musician.[2]

Early life and career

Siddiqui got his formal vocal training at the age of 12 under Gopal Dutt of Netrokona. Since 1981, Bari took lessons for six years under Ustad Aminur Rahman. He later got professional tutelage under V. G. Karnaad in Pune, India. He studied his intermediate study in Netrakona Govt College, he earned his bachelor's from the University of Dhaka and joined Bangladesh Television in about 1985.[3]

Siddiqui made his first television appearance in 1995 on Ronger Baroi, a musical program produced by Humayun Ahmed. He came to mainstream with the release of Ahmed's film Srabon Megher Din (1999).[4]

Siddiqui was awarded the Bachsas Award for his music direction in Srabon Megher Din for rendering the song Showa Chan Pakhi.[5] In April 2000, he released a folk album titled Lokhkho Tara.[3]

Personal life

Abdul Bari Siddiqui's wife Farida Yeasmin, they had one daughter Elma Siddiqui and two sons.[6][7]


Siddiqui was admitted to Square Hospital in Dhaka on 17 November 2017, when he was suffering from a heart disease. He died on 24 November under treatment.[8][9]


  1. ^ "Eminent folk singer, flautist Bari Siddiqui passes away" (in Bengali). Retrieved .
  2. ^ Zahangir Shah (May 31, 2011). "Bari Siddiqui Performance in Manikganj". The Daily Star. Manikganj. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ a b Sadya Afreen Mallick (January 14, 2009). "Bari Siddiqui unplugged". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "Bari Siddiqui on life support". The Daily Star. 2017-11-19. Retrieved .
  5. ^ Zahangir Alom (November 15, 2015). "A Medley of Soul-searching Melodies". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ Aminul Islam (May 24, 2016). "Bari Siddiqui performs in Mymensingh". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ "? ? " (in Bengali). Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Folk singer Bari Siddiqui no more". Retrieved .
  9. ^ " ? ". Kaler kantho. Archived from the original on 24 November 2017. Retrieved 2017.

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