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Nació en la ciudad de Dhaka – Bangladesh. Desde pequeña manifestó un gran interés por la música ya que proviene de una familia dedicada por generaciones a la música instrumental e interpretativa. A los 10 años comenzó su trabajo artístico interpretando canciones famosas en fiestas locales y nacionales, rápidamente adquirió un gran respeto por su talento y sus vos que evoca un nivel profesional de alta calidad. En 2004 se dirige a Barcelona con la ilusión de seguir desarrollándose en el mundo artistico. A los pocos meses ya realizaba actos importantes para la comunidad de Bangladesh en España, como actos en la embajada, radios, canales por internet etc. En 2009 crea junto a su familia la Asociación Shur Rong Academia cultural con el objetivo de expandir toda la cultura musical y artistica de Bangladesh y trabajar con los niños de familia originaria de Bangladesh en España. A demás de cantar canciones en Bangladesh, también interpreta canciones en Hindu, Urdu (Paquistan) y en Catalan. Su mayor dedicación esta en el estilo Folk.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Ustad Akhtar Sadman

Ustad Akhtar Sadmani (2 January 1934 – 30 December 2003) was one of the greatest Bangladeshi Hindustani Indian Classical Musicians of all time.

Akhtar Sadmani was born in Dhaka, but brought up in Calcutta (Kolkata). It was his father (late Akbar Ali) who introduced music in his life. At the age of ten, he received the initial training from Prof. Bobby Daniel (who was a student of famous Ustad Zamir Uddin Khan). In 1955, Prof. Bobby Daniel took him to the renowned musician Ustad Omar Khan. Ustad Omar Khan was utterly impressed by his talent and took young Akhter as his son and continued teaching him.

In 1957, Ustad Omar Khan personally introduced Akhtar Sadmani to one of the legends of Indian Classical Music, Ustad Amir Khan (of Indore Gharana). Since then he received training and advice from Ustad Amir Khan as well. The result was overwhelming as his voice resembled that of Ustad Amir Khan and he could deliver the Sarod-skills of Ustad Omar Khan through his vocals.

Ustad Akhtar Sadmani also received training from Ustad Amanat Ali, Ustad Fateh Ali, Ustad Manjur Hossain Khan and Ustad Foyez Mohammad for Khayal (or Khyal). Besides, he learnt Dhrupad from Ustad Zahir Uddin Dagar and Ustad Faiyaz Uddin Dagar.
[edit] Singing career

In 1961, Ustad Akhtar Sadmani returned home and joined Radio Bangladesh (Dhaka) a year later as an artist. He became a Music Director in Radio Bangladesh (Dhaka) in 1966.

He was always very keen to spread his knowledge of Indian Classical Music in his homeland Bangladesh. To create and establish a platform for classical musical practice and appreciation, he worked really hard. In 1980 he established “Sur Rang Academy of Classical Music” all by himself. The academy was the first of its kind in Bangladesh, solely devoted to Indian Classical Music.


Ustad Akhtar Sadmani suffered a severe heart-attack and died on 30 December 2003.

".. I had the splendid fortune of being a student of Ustad Akhtar Sadmani, a noted and reputed classical vocalist of Dhaka. Once in a while at the end of a day's lesson, he would, accompanied by the tabla player, yield himself to a burst of inspiration as though he had caught sparks of the cosmic fire of eternal energy. Most of the time the lyrics had no mention of God, and sometimes they were about regular, mundane affairs of the everyday world, but the sound of invigorated voice would fill the room as though ether were gliding out of Shiva-Nataraja's cosmic drum. Needless to say, we, his awed, speechless students, would sit transfixed and flushed, oblivious of everything but a monumental and instinctive brush with the profoundly powerful bliss and painfully burning fire of creativity


  1. apu ami apnake chini na but khub valo laglo je amar father in law r photo ta dekhe . name ta maybe vul koreschen,
    Ustad Akhtar Sadman na Ustad Akhtar Sadmani valo thakben allah hafiz

  2. I miss my beloved Ustadji. I had opportunity to come across with his knowledge and wisdom of Indian classical music. I proudly say everywhere that he was my Ustad. I am blessed to grasped a little of his huge knowkedge and still a pathway for my music career. I pay tribute to my great Ustad ji.