Bengal Foundation mourns the passing of Shammi Akhtar. We will remember her as a friend of the Foundation and for her music that won the hearts of so many.
Shammi Akhtar was a notable vocalist in Bangladesh. She trained under the guidance of Ustad Gaur Babu. Akhtar graced us with a performance at Praner Khela in 2010, Boishaki Utsab in 2012 and was also featured in the music album Rang Mahal. She was awarded with the Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer in 2010.
Akhtar passed away on 16 January 2018 at the age of 62. She is survived by her husband – Akramul Islam, a son and a daughter.