Bashir Ahmad is a Bangladeshi origin playback singer for Lollywood. He is famously known as East Pakistan's Ahmed Rushdi (now Bangladesh) because his singing style is inspired by Ahmed Rushdi. Born in India, he migrated to Bangladesh and started his singing career. He got popularity when he sang playback hits in Pakistani films.
Bashir Ahmad was born in Calcutta (Kolkata now) in 1940. He was crazy about music, and was accepted as a pupil by Ustad Vilayat Hussain at the age of 15. Later, he came to Bombay, and became a student of Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan. He got lots of encouragement from him. In 1960, Bashir Ahmed migrated to Dhaka.
In Dhaka, his mentor and brother-in-law, Ishrat Kalkatvi introduced him to Robin Ghosh. Ishrat was writing songs for film Talash, although eventually, Suroor Barabankvi contributed more songs to the film. Robin Ghosh was making tunes for the film, and he gave Bashir Ahmed a chance to prove himself. Bashir Ahmed sang some numbers for Talash, including soft romantic one, titled "Kuch apni kahiyye, kuch meri sunyey". Bashir sang another most famous song, "Main rickshawalla matwala", which those who have listened to it can never forget. He had two other songs in the film, both duets. With such a famous beginning, he was sure to stay on. Bashir was also a poet and a lyricist, with a pseudonym B.A Deep. Film-maker, Mustafiz, they contacted Bashir and asked him to write a song for his film, Saagar, which he did, titled "Ja dekha pyar tera", and sang it too. Similarly in Robin Ghosh's another lilting offering, Karwan, in 1964, Bashir wrote and sang a memorable hit, "Jab tum akele hoge hum yaad aaeingey" , which used to be played quite often during the sixties on radio Pakistan. So, he wrote film songs, as B. A. Deep, and also continued to sing as Bashir Ahmed for films like Saagar, Karwan, Eindhan, Milan, Kangan and Darshan. He won a lot of approval from the West Pakistan too at that time, for those songs in Darshan. The hits from the films were "Yeh sama pyara pyara" (singer Mala), "Yeh mausam yeh mast nazarey", "Tumharay liyay iss dil mein", "Din raat khayalon mein", "Hum chaley chor kar", "Gulshan mein baharun mein too hai" and "Chun liya ik phool ku", with Madam Noor Jahan.