Music director Alauddin Ali no more

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Renowned composer and music director Alauddin Ali passed away on August 9. He had been put on life support at a hospital in the capital on August 8. Shawkat Ali Rana, son of the music director, confirmed it.

The National Award winning music director was admitted at Aysha Memorial Hospital in Mohakhali with breathing problems and later put on life support following deterioration of his condition, said his son Rana.

Ali made his debut as a music composer through the film Shondhikkhon in 1974. In 1977 his compositions for the films Golapi Ekhon Train-e and Fokir Mojnu Shah earned him fame.

Alauddin Ali won the Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Music Director five times for the films Golapi Ekhon Traine (1978), Sundori (1979), Koshai (1980), Jogajog (1988) and Lakhe Ekta (1990).

He won the Best Music Composer, and Best Lyricists awards for the films Laal Doriya (2002), and Premik (1985) respectively. He has directed music for more than 300 films in his career.

Alauddin Ali's first cinema as a music director was Shondhikkhon in 1975. He was only 23 then. Not too much happened in the next couple of years. However, in 1977/78, Alauddin Ali and Amzad Hossain teamed up for timeless movies and timeless tunes. Over the years, Alauddin Ali has directed music for more than 300 films. He has composed many tunes for radio and television as well. The list of accolades goes on and on. Alauddin Ali is our only music director whose tunes have been sung by artistes from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. All in all, he has gifted tunes to around 5,000 compositions. If you didn't know before, you know now. Before Alauddin Ali, for decades Kazi Nazrul Islam held the record for composing the highest number of songs in Bangla. That record now stands with Alauddin Ali and is counting.

Alauddin Ali is a Bangladeshi music composer. He won the Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Music Director five times for the films Golapi Ekhon Traine (1978), Sundori (1979), Koshai (1980), Jogajog (1988) and Lakhe Ekta (1990). He won the Best Music Composer award for the film Laal Doriya (2002) and the Best Lyrics award for Premik (1985). He has directed music for more than 300 films.

Ali's father, Jadob Ali, was a staff artiste at the Dhaka radio station. His uncle, Sadek Ali, and cousins Dhir Ali Miah, Mansur Ali, Yunus Ali and Momotaz Uddin, were music directors and composers there during the 1960s

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