Name Alamgir
Nationality Pakistani
Date of Birth 1955
Place of Birth East Pakistan
Famous For Singer

Alamgir, Singers is famous for Singer, Pakistani celebrity. Born on 1955

Alamgir, the " Elvis of the East " who has mesmerised audiences in numerous capitals of the world, is in fact, a very soft spoken person in real life. His voice which has a soothing and caressing effect on the listener, reveals his unassuming personality.

He is a complete natural and quite at ease in the presence of strangers. Yet, there is that hint of bashfulness which adds to his charm. His greatest asset is his deep, rich, nostalgic voice, having a
timbre which differs from the voices of almost every known vocalist.

To name a few of his hit songs: Dekha na tha kabhi humne ye sama, Ye shaam aur tera naam, Maene tomhari gagarse pani peeya tha, Shamsay pehele aana and Mujhay dilsay na bhoolana.

Alamgir was born and brought up in the neighborhood of Shantinagar in Dhaka. He recieved his schooling in Little Flower
School, followed by Shaheen School and then the Mirzapur Cadet College in Mymensingh. After the death of his politician father who had been a contemporary of the late Hussain Shaheed
Suhrawardy, most of his ten siblings began to migrate to Canada and the United States. In 1973, Alamgir went to live with his aunt in Karachi in Pakistan and enrolled for higher studies there while awaiting his turn for emigration to North America.

He concedes that during his student days music dominated his life. While singing for local pop bands, he began to be noticed and a
performance on Karachi Television in 1973 at the age of 15, earned him instant fame and launched him on the road to stardom.

He attributes his success partially to his performance on stage, admitting that his body movements which has always been
spontaneous and in natural response to the rhythm, appealed to the younger Pakistani audience who hitherto been treated to more
sedate and stoical performances. he takes the visual presentation of a vocal rendition very seriously, and often includes theatrical
costumes and choreography, especially when singing folklores.

He has sung about 400 songs for Television alone. He has sung not many for the film, even though he has received the highest film award in Pakistan called the Nigar Award, along with Mehdi Hassan and Noor Jehan in 1978 for the best singer that year for the song "Mujhe Dilsay Na Bhulana" ( film " Aina" ).

He strives to imbibe his rendering with tonal subtleties and emotional expansiveness which add depth and meaning to the text and the inherent meaning of the approach of the poet.

He is one of Pakistan's legends who introduced pop music to Pakistan, a galvanic mixture of body and soul. He is the singer who sets the beat for a decade. A dancer with the fanciest feet on stage. His numbers, which are incredible are also becoming indelible. He has a fresh original sound. The music is either energetic orsensual. You can dance to it, work out to it, relax to it, sing to it. Its hard to sit still to. The singer who has an uncanny sense of what his audience wants and how to go about the hard and profitable
business of giving it to them. Singing and dancing at the same time is a very difficult act, but Alamgir being a born dedicated artist became the first singer in Pakistan to have started it. It is he who
has introduced the modern or pop music to Pakistan.

As a child his only influence to music was Elvis Presley. The very first song that he ever uttered to sing a song was at the age of 10,
and that was Elvis's song " His Latest Flame ". As a toddler he once got so attracted to a Hemanta Mukherjee's record his father was listening, that he crawled to the gramophone and ripped off
the mesh covering the speaker in an effort to locate the source of the melodious voice. As he was growing older so was his number
of influences. Legends like Abbasuddin, who was his father's favorite singer, Hemanta Mukherjee, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Englebert Humperdink, Ustad Amir Khan, Ustad Salamat Ali, Roshan Ara Begum, Mozzart, Mohammad Rafi, Kishore Kumar,
Mannade, Simon and Garfunkel, Billy Joel, Mehdi Hassan and Elton John were among his influences.

Todays pop music, Alamgir ruefully admits, is mostly trash. He strongly feels that music should be soothing, instead of ear drum blasting form that it acquired. To him, the melody and the lyrics of a song are of immense importance.In recent years, he has taken to ghazals for which he is doing reaz (practicing classical ragas).

With his ear for languages, Alamgir has sung in many languages. He counts North Korea's President Late Kim Ill Sung among his
fans. He has already performed there five times and was awarded pride of performance of rendition of a song in Korean. He has
travelled and performed in 45 countries around the world.

In the last 25 years of his fame, he has released about 30 albums. 20 plus in Pakistan and about 5 in Bangladesh.He is now well settled in Georgia, U.S.A. These days he is performing in many of the cities in U.S.A and Canada and once in
a while long tours of Europe, Africa, Middle East and the Indian Sub Continent. He has his own computerized studio where he records his own album keeps doing his musical research, making
new music, etc.

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