Shah Abdul Karim was a verry popular legends of Bangladesh music industry. He was the oldest talent in Bengali Baul music or folk music.He also known as ‘Baul Somrat’ He born on 15th February 1916 and died on 12th september 2009. He brought up in the village of Ujan Dhol, in Derai Upazila(Thana) of Sunamganj, Sylet, Bangladesh. He lived there until his death. He started singing with expression and emotion from childhood. Ektara, a traditional single string instrument has been his constant companion. His songs had spell-binding effects, not to mention his melodic, soothing and pleasingly rustic voice. However, poverty forced him to get into agricultural labour.
But nothing could stop him from making good music. As he was growing up, he received training on spiritual and baul music from Kamal Uddin, Shadhak Rashid Uddin, Shah Ibrahim Mastan Baksh. Karim wrote and composed over 1,500 songs which are organised in six books like: Aftab Sangeet, Gano Sangeet, Kalnir Dheu, Dholmela, Bhatir Chithi and Kalnir Kooley. Bangla Academy has translated ten of his songs into English language. He received Drouhee Kotha-shahitayk Abdur Rouf Choudhury Award in 2000.He was also awarded the Ekushey Padak, one of the highest civilian honours in Bangladesh, in 2001.
Hare some popular Bangla Karaoke Songs by Shah Abdul Karim given by Karaokegaan.com
- Agee Ki Shundor Din By Abdul Korim (G0031)
- Ami Bangla Mayer Cheley By Abdul Korim (G0258)
- Maya Lagaysey By Kaya (G1444)
- Bonde Maya Lagaysey By Habib (G1444)
- Bonde Maya lagaise by abdul karim (G1446)
- Gari Choley Na Choley Na By Sonjeeb Chowdhuri (G0963)
- Bosonto Batashe Soigo By Kaya(G0533)
- Krisno aila radhar By Kaya (G1393)