Baul Samrat shah Abdul karim
Shah Abdul Karim (February 15, 1916 – September 12, 2009) was a Baul musician Bangladesh. He was awarded the 2001 Ekushey Padak for his outstanding musical achievements. He also received the Drouhee Kotha-Shahitayk Abdur Rouf Choudhury Award in 2000. He died in Sylhet on 12 September 2009 due to respiratory problems.
Karim was born on February 15, 1916 in Ujan Dhol village, Derai Thana, in Sunamganj District in Sylhet Division. Growing up in poverty and facing hardship, he started expressing his thoughts and emotions musically a very early age. Ektara, a traditional single string instrument has been his constant companion. However, poverty forced him to seek work in agricultural labour. As he was growing up, he received training on spiritual and Baul music Shah Ibrahim Mastan Baksh. Mastan was Sreepur Peer Mohol.
Shah Abdul Karim he had a son named Shah Nur Jalal.
Karim wrote and composed over 1500 songs. These songs are organized in six books: Aftab Sangeet, Gano Sangeet, Kalnir Dheu, Dholmela, Bhatir Chithi and Kalnir Kooley. The Bangla Academy has translated ten of his songs into the English language.
- Jhil Mil Jhil Mil Kore re
- Bonde Maya Lagaise
- Ashi Bole Gelo Bondhu
- Kano Piritee Barailarey Bondhu
- Gari Cholena Cholena
- Ami Koolhara Kolonkini
- Agey Ki Shundor Din Kataitham
- Ami Tomar Koler Gari
- Shokhi Kunjo Shajao
- Ailai Na Ailai Na
- Boshonto Batashey
- Krishno Aila Radhar Kunje
- Tumi bine akul poran
- Ager Bahaduri Ekhon Gelo Koi
- Periti Modur milona
- Ar Kichu Chay Na Mone Gaan Chara
- Age ki sundor din kataitam
- Notun preme mon mojaia koresi ki mosto vul
- Murshid dhono he kemone chinibo tomare
- Bondhure koi pabo shokhi go