Jamunanews: The legendary singer & composer Lucky Akhand passed away today evening. He suffered from cancer. Lucky Akhand (born 18 June 1956) is a Bangladeshi singer-composer. He is associated with the musical band Happy Touch. He composed notable songs including Ei Neel Monihar, Abar Elo Jey Shondhya and Amaye Deko Na. He is currently serving as the director (music) of Bangladeshi national radio network Bangladesh Betar.
Akhand got music lessons at the age of five from his father. He performed in music programs for children on television and radio during 1963-1967. He was enlisted as a music composer of HMV Pakistan when he was 14 and a musician of HMV India at 16.
Akhand started his career with self-titled solo album Lucky Akhand in 1984 under the banner of Sargam. Some of the notable songs on that album were "Agey Jodi Jantam", "Amay Dekona", "Mamonia", "Ei Neel Monihar", "Hridoy Amar". His composed songs for the album of his brother in which "Abar Elo Je Sondha" and "Ke Bashi Bajaire" sung by Akhand, "Shadinota Tomake Niye", "Pahari Jhorna", sung by Happy Akhand and himself and "Nil Nil Shari Pore" and "Hothat Kore Bangladesh" sung by himself were notable songs. "Abar Elo Je Sondha" was used in Bangla film named Ghuddi in 1988.
Akhand stopped his career after the death of his younger brother, Happy Akhand in 1987. He returned after a decade with two albums named Porichoy Kobe Hobe and Bitrishna Jibone Amar in 1998. Porichoy Kobe Hobe was the second solo album and the remake of his Happy Akhand's solo album. Bitrishna Jibone Amar was a band and modern mix album. Six prominent singers of that time James, Ayub Bachchu, Hasan, Kumar Biswajit, Tapan Chowdhury, and Samina Chowdhury sang together on this album. In the same year,
he composed a duet album named Ananda Chokh with the lyrics of Golam Morshed and under the banner of Soundtrack. Akhand composed a solo album of Samina Chowdhury named Amay Dekona in 1999. He also composed the song "Hridoyer Durdine Jacche Khora" for the album Dekha Hobe Bondhu by band ARK. He composed another mixed album after year 2000. The album was named "Tomar Oronne." Bappy Majumder, Nipu, Fahmida Nabi and Lucky Akhand contributed 10 songs.
He used contemporary rhythm, folk fusion and his always favorite Spanish fusion in that album. Lucky Akhand gave vocal in three songs which touched every Lucky listeners.