Sabina Yasmin

Sabina Yasmin (সািবনা ইয়াসমীন) is a popular singer of Bangladeshi origin. She is renowned in Bangladesh for her patriotic songs as well as her playback singing in Bangladeshi cinema. She is one of the legendary singer of Bangladesh. She achived many awards for her music in Bangladesh.

Music Career

One of the most popular singers of the Indian subcontinent and the most prolific singer of Bangladesh, Sabina Yasmin started singing for films (soundtrack), radio, television and gramophone companies as a child. She has reigned supreme in the Bangladeshi music industry for the last 40 years. She is one of those few vocalists who is equally sought after in East Bengal (Bangladesh) as well as in West Bengal (in India). She has recorded more than some 10 thousand songs.

Though her mellifluous voice is best suited for romantic songs she established her position in the late 70s and early 80s with numerous patriotic songs and folk songs as well. Her honeyed voice has won the hearts of millions of bengali people all over the world. Over the years she has not only recorded with the top composers of Bangladesh but also India as well including the famous R. D. Burman. Her duet with Kishore Kumar has earned her the respect and envy of many famous female playback singers of the 1980s.

She has made numerous concert tours in the UK, USA, Canada, Italy, France, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Pakistan and Australia. In addition as a member of the Bangladesh National Cultural Delegations she has performed in China, Japan, Hongkong, Thailand, Malaysia, India, UAE, Uzbekistan, Greece, Germany, Sweden and Norway.

She has received the Shadhinota Puroshkar (The Freedom Award), the highest award in Bangladesh, in addition to the prestigious Ekushey Padak (The February 21 Medallion) and Jatiyo Cholochchitro Puroshkar (the National Film Award), which she has received ten times till now. In India, the Bengal Film Journalists' Association has also honored her with their Best Playback Singer Award.

Personal life

Sabina is the youngest of the famous "Yasmin-Sisters" which includes - Farida, Fowzia, Niloufer and Sabina Yasmin.The name of Sabina Yasmin's father is Lutfur Rahman and the name of her mother is Mouluda Khatun. She is also the youngest aunt of the Bangladeshi Music Superstar Agun. Sabina is currently married to the Indian singer/ song-writer Suman Chattopadhyay (aka Kabir Sumon.)

Sabina has married twice. After her first marriage ended in a divorce, she married Suman Chattopadhyay, an Indian Bengla singer. Recently she has seriously fallen ill has caused much distress among her fans both at home and abroad. Her state of health has been well published through the all electronic news media of Bangladesh. She went to Singapore on 11 July for better treatment. She came back to Bangladesh on 25 October and reported to have overcome her sickness. [cite news
title =নিজের দেশে সাবিনা ইয়াসমিন | work =Prothom Alo | pages =16
language =Bengali | publisher =Mahfuz Anam | date =26 October 2007

Basic Information - Sabina Yasmin :

Birthday : 4th September.

Childhood Icon : Her mother.

Favorite Singer : Mehedi Hasan.

Favortie Song : Shyamol Mitra's "Tumi ki emni kore thakbe durey".

Quote of the Song which is true : Rabindranath Tagore's "যখন পড়েব না েমার পােয়র ..... বােট ।"

Favorite Actresses : Smita Patil and Kobori Sarowar.

Favorite Movie : Vettorio De Shika's "Sunfolwer".

Favorite Scene : The last scene of "Sunflower".

Favorite Stage Drama : Abdullah - Al - Mamun's "েমরাজ ফিকেরর মা ।"

Favorite Verse of Poem : Suvash Mukhopaddhay's "ফুল ফুটুক না ফুটুক অাজ বসনত ।"

Favorite Novel : Shonkor's "Chourongi".

Favorite Artpiece : Leonardo Da Vinci's "Last Supper", viewed in Paris, France.

Favorite moment of Sports : The football match of 1986 where Maradona played for Argentina.

Favorite Sportsman : Diego Maradona.

Favorite Leisure : Meeting and talking to friends.

Contribution in Life : Language and Literature has deep impact in singing career.

Recent News :

Sabina Yasmin, one of the most melodious voices of all times in the Indian subcontinent, is struggling for life at the city's Labaid Specialised Hospital.

The singer of songs like "Sab kota janala khuley dao na" , "Ekti Bangladesh tumi jagrata janatar", "Shei rail-liner dharey", "Majhi nao chhaira dey", "Uttar dakkhin purba pashchim" and hundreds of others has been suffering from non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a form of blood cancer.

Sabina was admitted to hospital in mid-June and went through tests and operation by specialised doctors led by Dr Khademul Islam and was diagnosed with the deadly disease.

At present she is undergoing treatment under Dr Lt Col (retd) Mofazzal Hossain.

Talking about Sabina's latest condition, Labaid Hospital Registrar Dr Mohammad Ezharul Haque Kaiser yesterday said they could not give chemotherapy because of derangement of her lever function.

"We examined her again on Saturday, but it showed that her lever was not fit for chemotherapy. So, we held it up and gave immunotherapy," he said, adding that they will continuously monitor the level of her lever function until she is fit for chemotherapy.

On the condition of Sabina's lever, he said it seemed to be improving but not yet up to the level when chemotherapy can be administered.

Asked on the possibility of cure, the doctor said, "If the response of chemotherapy is good, we are optimistic about her cure."

The board formed for the treatment of the noted singer proposed taking her abroad, but Sabina and her family members preferred that she be treated in the country, Dr Kaiser noted.

Sabina Yasmin started her career through playback and singing for the radio and gramophone companies when she was still a child. As she grew up, she reigned supreme in the country's music industry for more than the last three decades.

Equally proficient in modern and folk songs, Sabina has won the hearts of millions of people all over the world. As a member of national cultural delegations she has performed in China, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, India, the UAE, Uzbekistan, Greece, Germany, Sweden, Norway and the UK. She has also made numerous concert tours in the USA, Canada, Italy, France, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Pakistan and Australia.

Sabina Yasmin has won all the national awards including the highest Swadhinata Padak, the Ekushey Padak and the national film award. In India, the Bengal Film Journalists' Association has also honoured Sabina with its Best Playback Singer Award.

With the news of Sabina's illness spreading out, politicians, cultural activists, relatives and fans and well-wishers have been rushing to the hospital to inquire about her health.

Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina and AL leader Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury, noted singers Andrew Kishore and Shakila Zafar and television personality Hanif Sangket, among others, visited Sabina yesterday.


* Bangladesh
** Shadhinota Puroshkar (The Freedom Award)
** Ekushey Padak (The February 21 Medallion)
** Jatiyo Cholochchitro Puroshkar (The National Film Award)(10x)

* India
** Best Playback Singer Award (Bengal Film Journalists' Association)


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External links

* [ Short Bio]
* [ Bangla Movie Songs of Sabina Yasmin]
* [ Sabina Yasmin Songs]
* [ Sabina Yasmin and others in Concert]


* [ Sanskriti]

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