Amid much festivity and fanfare, Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI) celebrated the birthday of singer Sabina Yasmin on Sunday.
The girls of DCI Sun Child Home (for orphans) and officials visited the singer’s house with bouquet to wish her birthday.
Channel i organised a live programme for Sabina Yasmin on her birthday in the presence of DCI Sun Child Home girls.
The girls performed songs of Sabina Yasmin and danced on the occasion.
Talking to media, Sabina Yasmin said, “Today I am very happy because I am celebrating my birthday with these distressed children.”
“I think this is the best gift of my birthday. I have been working for DCI to support these beautiful girls. I want to spend the rest of my life for these distressed children,” she added.
Sabina Yasmin is the goodwill ambassador of Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI).
Sabina Yasmin was born on September 4, 1953. She is one of the notable playback singers in Bangla movies. She has won 12 National Film Awards as Best Female Playback Singer. She has recorded more than 1,500 songs for films and over 10,000 songs in total. Yasmin has three sisters Farida Yasmin, Fauzia Yasmin and Nilufar Yasmin. Her father, Lutfar Rahman, worked in Provincial Civil Service of British India and her mother Begum Mouluda Khatun was a vocal artist who took lessons from the musician Ustaad Kader Baksh.
Sabina is the aunt of Agun, son of Khan Ataur Rahman and Nilufar Yasmin, a musician, and Reenat Fauzia, a sitar player.
Sabina’s best mentor was Alauddin Ali. He gave her a number of hit tracks in the 1970s and 1980s. She earned three consecutive National Film Awards during 1978-80 for Golapi Ekhon Train E, Sundari and Kosai respectively.