Baul Shomrat (king) Shah Abdul Karim passed away on the September 11th, 2009. I had the privilege of listening to him singing many years ago and I still remember how it felt he was immersed in the song that was pouring out of his heart.
Instead of making an unqualified attempt at describing the man and his music, I will link to a tribute video to him, and link to an article by Selim Chowdhury, a singer who had the opportunity to know Baul Abdul Karim from up close, and sing many of his songs.
May he find all that he wrote and sang about for almost a century.
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