Ainuddin al-Azad

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Ainuddin Al-Azad
BornEither 1958 or 1976.
Hajratola, Kalicharanpur Union, Jhenaidah Subdivision, Jessore District, Bangladesh
DiedJune 18, 2010(2010-06-18) (aged 32–33)
Rajshahi Medical College Hospital, Bangladesh
  • Nasheeds
Years active2004-2010
Associated actsKalarab

Ainuddin Al-Azad (Bengali: আইনুদ্দীন আল-আজাদ) was a Bengali poet, politician, graphic designer and pioneer in the Bangladeshi nasheed industry. He is best known as the founder of the award-winning Kalarab cultural organisation, an ensemble of over 5000 young Bangladeshi nasheed artists, and the organisation have also been recipients of the President of Bangladesh Award.[1] He was also the managing director of Surkendra.[2]


Azad was born in 1976, into a Bengali Muslim family in the village of Hajratola in Kalicharanpur Union, Jheinadah District, Bangladesh. He was the fifth child in a family of eight children. He studied in his local village maktab before moving on to his local primary school. He then studied at the Kastosagra Dakhil Madrasa in Jhenaidah town. He completed his Alim and Fazil certifications at the Sarsina Dar as-Sunnat Kamil Madrasa in Nesarabad, Firozpur District. He then studied in Dhaka Alia Madrasah where he graduated with a Kamil degree. After that, he enrolled at the National University of Bangladesh where he graduated with honours in Bengali Literature.

He was a student of Syed Fazlul Karim of Chormonai. On 28 May 2004, Azad founded the Kalarab cultural organisation, dedicated to singing nasheeds.

Azad served as the vice-president of IAB's Dhaka branch. He lived in Naya Paltan, Dhaka.

On 18 June 2010, he was on his way to perform at a function in Rajshahi. He and his 40-year old driver, Aslam Sheikh, were in the car that morning when it smashed into a bus on the Ishwardi-Lalpur Highway at Palideha in Lalpur Upazila. Aslam Sheikh's body was recovered three hours after the accident and he was pronounced dead. Azad's body was taken to Lalpur Upazila Health Complex before being shifted to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital where he died at around 12pm. The police officer said they seized the killer bus but its driver and his assistant escaped. Azad left behind a wife, a son (5 at the time) and daughter (2 and a half at the time). His son Asadullah al-Ghalib is also sings nasheeds.

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  1. "সাংস্কৃতিক সংগঠন কলরবের নতুন কমিটি" [Cultural organisation Kalarab's new committee]. (in Bengali). 3 August 2017.
  2. 8 killed in road accidents. 18 June 2010.