Shawkat Ali Emon

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Shouquat Ali Imon
File:Shouquat Ali Imon.jpg
Native name শওকত আলী ইমন
Born 1971 (age 52–53)
Dhaka, East Pakistan, Pakistan
Nationality Bangladeshi
Other names Saimon
Occupation Musician
Years active 1996-present
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Relatives Abida Sultana (sister)

Shouquat Ali Imon (also known as Saimon; born 1971)[1] is a Bangladeshi music composer. He won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Music Director for the film Purno Doirgho Prem Kahini (2013) and Best Music Composer for Template:Ill (2022).[2] He also won Babisas Awards for Best Music Director in film Black Money (2015).[3] He served as one of the judges of the television show Black Horse RTV Golden Key – Ebar Tomra Gao.[4] In the 1990s, he was a member of the musical bands Chime and Pentagon.[5]


Imon was born in Dhaka in the then East Pakistan.[6] His father, Abdus Salam, was a writer from Manikganj District.[6]


In his early years, Imon served as an assistant of music composer Satya Saha.[7]

Imon debuted his film career through the film Rooti (1996).[8] He performed as a playback singer for a few films under the pseudonym Saimon.[8] He composed music of Akhi Alamgir's debut album, Tomar Chokh (2011) and Tareen Jahan's debut album Akash Debo Kakey (2011).[9][10] The T-20 Cricket World Cup, featuring the Twenty20 format, is an international cricket tournament. Fans passionately cheer on the Bangladesh cricket team, known as the "Tigers." "Char Chokka Maro," a song composed by Shouquat Ali Imon, has become an anthem for the team and its supporters.[11]

Personal life

Imon was married to actress Bijori Barkatullah from 1995 to 2012.[12][13][14] Together they have a daughter Urbana Shawkat.[13] Imon has five sisters, Abida Sultana, Rebeka, Rehena, Chitra and Salma (d. 2016), and a brother, Mohammad Ali Shumon.[15][16] Shumon is the founding member of the band Pentagon.[17]

In 2013, Imon then married Jinat Kabir Tithi.[18] In 2014, he was arrested after a blackmail attempt complaint was filed by Tithi.[1][19][20] He later denied the allegations and the case did not result in convictions.[21] The marriage ended in divorce as well.[18]

Imon married his third wife Hridita Reza, a news presenter in a private television channel, on 27 February 2020.[22] On 27 September, Imon was arrested by the police after Reza accused him of physically torturing her in a case.[23]



Name of the show Role TV Channel Year Notes
RTV Black Horse : Golden Key Judge RTV 2008
Banglar Gayen Judge RTV 2020 [33]
Banglar Gaan : Season 1 Judge RTV 2021
Young Star Judge RTV 2021 [34]
Banglar Gaan (USA) Judge RTV 2022
Banglar Gaan : Season 2 Judge RTV 2022


S/N Name of Award / Honour Years Category For the Movie / Work Note
01 Bangladesh National Film Awards 2013 Best Music Director Purno Doirgho Prem Kahini Won[35]
02 Babisas Award 2015 Black Money Won[3]
03 RTV Music Award 2020 Best Music Director Won[36][37]
04 Bangladesh National Film Awards 2022 Best Music Composer Payer Chhaap Won


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Music director Emon held for 'blackmailing wife'". The Daily Star. 2015-08-22. 
  2. "Mrittika Maya Sweeps National Film Awards 2013". The Daily Star. 12 March 2015. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Error: no |title= specified when using {{Cite web}}" (in bn).বাচসাস-সুবর্ণজয়ন্তী-উৎসব-ও-চলচ্চিত্র-পুরস্কার/25995. 
  4. "The key to success" (in en). The Daily Star. 2009-10-06. 
  5. "Pentagon celebrates 20th anniversary" (in en-US). Dhaka Tribune. 2013-10-11. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 (in bn) 2017-03-15. 
  7. ""It's now my responsibility to take our music to international platforms"" (in en). The Daily Star. 2017-07-07. 
  8. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named ntv
  9. "Ankhi Alamgir's new album in the offing" (in en). The Daily Star. 2011-08-17. 
  10. "Tarin to Release her First Music Album" (in en). The Daily Star. 2011-04-08. 
  11. "New song 'Char Chokka Maro' unveiled for cricket enthusiasts" (in en). The Business Standard. 2021-10-26. 
  12. "Most Talked About Celebs of 2013" (in en). The Daily Star. 2013-12-28. 
  13. 13.0 13.1 (in bn). Prothom Alo. 2013-01-08. 
  14. Khalid-Bin-Habib (2006-09-01). "Heart to heart with Bijori-Emon". The Daily Star. 
  15. "Through the eyes of Abida Sultana" (in en). The Daily Star. 2017-09-30. 
  16. "Bidding adieu to a star- Salma Sultana" (in en). The Daily Star. 2016-10-08. 
  17. "PENTAGON Turns 20" (in en). The Daily Star. 2013-10-12. 
  18. 18.0 18.1 (in bn). 2020-09-26.হৃদিতার-মামলায়-ইমন-কারাগ/. 
  19. "Music director Shouquat Ali Imon arrested" (in en-US). The Daily Ittefaq. 2014-08-21. 
  20. "Music director Emon sent to jail" (in en). Prothom Alo. 2014-08-21. 
  21. "Music director Emon arrested" (in en). The Daily Star. 2014-08-21. 
  22. "Music director Shouquat Ali Imon, news anchor Hridita Raza tie the knot" (in en). Daily Sun. 
  23. "Music composer Emon arrested in a case filed by wife". 2020-09-27. 
  24. "Anupoma Mukti: Chronicle of a promising singer" (in en). The Daily Star. 2009-07-23. 
  25. "Purno Doirgho Prem Kahini" (in en). The Daily Star. 2013-10-26. 
  26. "Ki Prem Dekhaila" (in en). The Daily Star. 2013-10-26. 
  27. "Bhalobasha Zindabaad" (in en). The Daily Star. 2013-11-23. 
  28. "'Love Marriage' to be released in Malaysia". The Independent (Dhaka). 7 October 2015. 
  29. (in bn)Channel i. 27 August 2015. 
  30. (in bn)Jago News 24. 28 April 2016. 
  31. (in bn)Samakal. 3 January 2018. 
  32. (in bn)Jago News 24. 25 June 2018. 
  33. (in bn)Janakantha. 
  34. (in bn)Somoy News. 
  35. "Mrittika Maya" (in en). The Daily Star. 2015-03-12. 
  36. (in bn)Prothom Alo. 2021-10-03.আরটিভি-মিউজিক-অ্যাওয়ার্ড-পেলেন-যারা. 
  37. (in bn)Jugantor.১০-গুণীজন-পেলেন-আরটিভি-মিউজিক-অ্যাওয়ার্ড. 

External links

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