Farida Parveen
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Farida Parveen
Farida Parveen
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Background information
Born (1954-12-31) 31 December 1954 (age 64)
OriginNatore District, East Bengal, Dominion of Pakistan
GenresLalon, folk
Instrumentsinstrumental, vocal

Farida Parveen (born 31 December 1954)[1] is a Bangladeshi folk singer. Referred to as "the Queen of Lalon song,"[2] she received Ekushey Padak in 1987[3] and Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the film Andho Prem (1993) in 1993.[4]

Early life

Parveen was born in Natore and was brought up in Kushtia. Her father worked in the health service. As a child she used to play a harmonium.[5] In 1968, she was enlisted with Rajshahi Betar as a Nazrul singer.[6] She graduated from Kushtia Government College under Rajshahi University.[7]

Parveen first took lesson from Komal Chakrabarti. Later on, she received lessons in classical music from Ustaad Ibrahim Khan, Ustad Rabindranath Ray, Ustad Osman Goni and Ustad Motaleb Biswas. She then learnt Nazrul songs from Ustad Mir Muzaffar Ali and Ustad Abdul Qadir. She was introduced to Lalon music by Moksed Ali Shai.[8]


Parveen started her career with Nazrul Geeti. In 1973, she performed the patriotic song Ei Padma Ei Meghna and the Lalon song Shatyo Bol Shupothey Chol. Her other songs are Tomra Bhulei Gechho Mallikadir Naam, Nindar Kanta Jodi and several Lalon classics.[] She sings mostly Lalon songs.[9] In 2014, she performed in a sufi festival organized by Bangladesh embassy and the Centre for Fine Arts in Belgium.[10] In 2015, she performed in New Delhi at an program organized by Bangladesh High commission on Pohela Boishakh.[11]



  • "Ei Padma Ei Meghna"
  • "Barir Kache Arshi Nogor"
  • "Shatyo Bol Shupothey Chol"
  • "Tomra Bhulei Gechho Mallikader Naam"
  • "Nindar Kata Jodi"
  • "Porga Namaz Jene Shune"


  • Khachar Vitor Ochin Pakhi
  • Kishoree Bou
  • Milon Hobe Koto Dine
  • Nindar Kata
  • Pap Punner Kotha
  • Shomoi Gele Shodhan Hobena
  • Tomra Vule Gacho



  1. ^ "Farida Parveen [ Arts and Culture Prize 2008 ]". Fukuoka. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ "THROUGH THE EYES OF FARIDA PARVEEN". The Daily Star. 2017-12-02. Retrieved . Farida Parveen is an indistinguishable name in the Bangladeshi folk music arena. Known as the Queen of Lalon songs, she was born at 31st December, 1954 in Natore, Bangladesh and was brought up in Kushtia.
  3. ^ ? [Ekushey Padak winners list] (in Bengali). Government of Bangladesh. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ Rashed Shawon (14 August 2012). ? ? ? [Best films of four decades] (in Bengali). bdnews24.com. Archived from the original on 27 January 2013. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ Ghosh, Avijit. "Music knows no borders, says Bangladesh singer Farida Parveen". Times of India. Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ Ershad Kamol (27 July 2005). "Lalon singer Farida Parveen is a class apart". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2012.
  7. ^ ''? . Glitz (in Bengali). bdnews24.com. Retrieved 2013.
  8. ^ "Through the eyes of Farida Parveen". The Daily Star. 2017-12-02. Retrieved .
  9. ^ "Farida Parveen to perform at IGCC". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2015.
  10. ^ "'Sufi Night' in Belgium". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2015.
  11. ^ Bhattacharya, Pallab. "Naboborsho in Delhi". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2015.
  12. ^ "An evening of Lalon song with Farida Parveen". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 2015.

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