Google Doodle celebrating Firoza Begum’s 88th birth anniversary
Google Doodle celebrating Firoza Begum’s 88th birth anniversary.
Google has created a new Doodle on its homepage, marking Bangladeshi iconic singer Firoza Begum’s 88th birth anniversary.
Firoza Begum (28 July 1930 – 9 September 2014) was a Bangladeshi Nazrul Sangeet singer. She was awarded the Independence Day Award in 1979 by the Government of Bangladesh.
The Doodle, painted on watercolour paper with coloured inks by Doodler Olivia Huynh, depicts Firoza Begum sharing her voice with her audience, surrounded by gold patterning commonly found on her album covers.
In 1956, Firoza Begum was married to Kamal Dasgupta (who converted to Islam before the marriage and took the name Kamal Uddin Ahmed), a singer, composer, and lyricist. Kamal died on 20 July 1974.
In All India Radio She first sang while studying in the sixth grade. She met National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam at the age of 10 and became his student.
Firoza’s voice and ability to convey deep emotion played an important role in popularising Nazrul Sangeet throughout the country.
Two of their three sons, Hamin Ahmed and Shafin Ahmed are musicians. They are currently members of the rock band Miles.
Firoza Begum died on 9 September 2014 in Apollo Hospital, Dhaka due to heart and kidney problems.