Gazi Abdul Hakim is a renowned flute player in Bangladesh. He has brought in a new dimension in playing bamboo flute.
Gazi has developed a unique style of playing the wind instrument, which gives him a firm niche among the bansi(flute) players. He has made a proportionate synthesis of classical, western and traditional folk forms.
The popular bansi player has popularized the instrument far and wide. Gazi has played the bansi in the House of Commons in 1994--the only such player to do so. He played at the Commonwealth Summit in Canberra in July 2001.
In an interview with Voice of America, Gazi Abdul Hakim spoke about his training and experiences in playing flute. He justifies playing flute with Lalan’s songs where he brings out the depth in the Raga.