Gobinda Halder

Gobinda Halder

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Gobinda Halder Profile

  • Name:
  • Gobinda Halder
  • Died:
  • January 17, 2015
  • Profession / Known For:
  • Poet

Gobinda Halder Biography

Gobinda Halder was an Indian lyricist of Bangladesh liberation war who wrote the famous patriotic songs like “Ek Sagor E Rokter Binimoye Banglar Swadhinata Anlo Jara” – a signature tune of Bangladesh TV in the 1990s. He also penned the lyrics of “Padma Meghna Jamuna, Tomar Amar Thikana”, “Mora Ekti Ful Ke Bachabo Bole Juddho Kori”, and “Purbo Digonte Surjo Utheche”. Halder visited liberated Bangladesh only once – in 1972. Though he wrote more than 3500 poems he was not able to publish them due to financial troubles. He stopped writing after glaucoma affected his eyes. Halder passed away in Kolkata in 2015.


Halder was born at Bangaon in Bengal Presidency in 1930. He spent his early years in Bangoan where he completed school education, and completed graduation in Bengali from Kolkata University. He later worked as a government servant in income tax department. He retired in the year 1988 and later fully concentrated on to writing. His patriotic songs were aired on Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971. Yet he was not credited as he was not a Bangladeshi. So he visited the country in 1971 for its recommendation. He was credited for his songs after that though not given remuneration. His songs aired on Doordarshan and All India Radio too were not acknowledged.


Apart from patriotic songs, he has also penned several semi-classical, devotional, light music and modern songs belonging to Bengali language. Though he wrote more than 3500 songs, he could publish for the first time only in 1989. The book was titled - Door Digonte. He passed away on 17 January 2015 in Kolkata after prolonged illness.  

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Updated: April 26, 2016

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