Sabiha Mahboob, one of the most prominent Nazrul Geeti
artistes from Bangladesh since the 80s, has been singing from the age of five
or six. She started off as a child artiste in the radio; she was exposed to
pure classical music, more because of her parents' persuasion, at a very early
During her recent visit to the USA, Sabiha, in an exclusive interview with VOA Bangla
Service appreciates the way the Bengalis have been preserving their culture
though living abroad. She also talks about her training into Nazrul Geeti.
As she grew up and began to appreciate and understand
music, there was no stopping. Gifted with an extraordinarily rich and melodious
voice, it didn't take very long for Sabiha to join the ranks of the top
singers, much senior to her, and cut out a distinctive niche for herself. Just
when she was at the peak of her singing career, circumstances took her away
from the country. She and her family initially moved to Brunei and ultimately settled in New Zealand. Though she now lives in New Zealand, she often visits Bangladesh and touches base with music.