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Bangladeshi Band Singer James

Faruk Mahfuj Anam (Bangla: ফারুক মাহফুজ আনাম), known simply as James guru is a Bangladeshi singer, guitarist and composer. He was a member of the band Feelings and later formed the band Nagar Baul. James was raised in Chittagong and later moved to Dhaka for his singing career.

Stylishly long-haired James — overwhelmingly known as the Nagar Baul (the Urban Bard), was the pioneer of psychedelic rock in Bangladesh.But his musical diversity includes various genres of Rock music and Blues Music. Originally a lead singer and guitarist, he has always been respected for his solo projects. His presence in rock music has been prolonged; his influence on those of successive generations has been profound. Something fresh was there—the audience could feel it. He became affectionately called Guru by his innumerable fans. His tunes were bright and his singing a divergence from the archetypal tunes preferred by the commercial-type directors. His songs expressed social aspects nature,love,rage, discontent, frustration and happiness.

James entered the Bollywood with Bheegi Bheegi inspired from "Prithibi" by Moheener Ghoraguli in the movie Gangster.

James is now busy with his bands making world tour in North America and Europe. He is also attending in Bollywood again with another song for another movie. His recent album is Tufan and Kaal Jomuna. James also owns a famous production house called "Red Dot" which is already well known after doing amazing job for "D Rockstar 2" and made some popular adds for some cell-phone companies. Recently James performed as a model after a long time in a soft drink advertisement.

He rose to fame internationally with his Hindi song 'Bheegi Bheegi', written for the 2006 Bollywood hit film Gangster, which topped b4u Hindi song top chart constantly for four weeks. and has toured internationally with his band Nagar Baul. He is described as having pioneered psychedelic rock in Bangladesh.


  • Station Road / Feelings (Under band Feelings)
  • Anonna (Solo)
  • Jel Theke Bolchhi (Under band Feelings)
  • Palabe Kothay (Solo)
  • Nagar Baul (Under band Feelings)
  • Dukhini Dukkho Koro Na (Solo)
  • Lais Fita Lais (Under band Feelings; Last Album)
  • Thik Achey Bondhu (Solo)
  • Dustu Cheler Dol (Under band Nagar Baul)
  • Jonota Express
  • Ami Tomaderi Lok
  • Tufan
  • Kal jamuna (Solo)

Without those, so many Duet and Mixed album has released.

Special discography

  • Bheegi Bheegi - 2006
  • Chal Chalein - 2006
  • Alvida (Reprise) - 2007
  • Rishtey - 2007


  • Matir Thikana (2011) - In a special appearance

Sunday Horoscope September 18

Aries  March 21-April 19 You could be frugal when it comes to possessions, always limiting your purchases to what is essential and has value. This same theme carries through in your response to people. You do not tend to lavish unnecessary affection or sentiment--short and simple. A friend may ask you for advice today on some very personal issues. You are able to cut through the red tape and get beneath and behind. If you are looking for a way to express your creative talents, look into the possibilities of working with stone. Perhaps white marble could be worked into your living surroundings. The light colors of stone or marble will promote a clean feeling and are wonderful to place in or around pool areas, spas, bathrooms, stairways, etc.

Virgo  August 23-September 22 A new cycle begins for you, signaling a greater than usual interest in relationships, social connections and the arts. Regardless of how uncomfortable you may feel about being in front of people, you may find yourself in front of the public eye, making speeches or leading a lesson. You draw emotional sustenance and a sense of security from ideals, friends and social involvement now. You may find that someone close to you is supportive. Close relationships take on more emotional depth, power and importance. This afternoon, obtaining and exchanging information takes on more emotional significance for you. Being more involved with neighbors or sibling(s) satisfies a deep emotional need. Communicating feelings becomes important.

Taurus  April 20-May 20 You may find yourself guiding young people this Sunday--at least spending a great deal of time with young people. You may be feeling that your work world has taken away from family time and family may be where your interests are just now. A short trip to some entertainment area or a nearby park is in order. Your intuition is strong and can guide you accurately in making forecasts or decisions. Refinement and relationships are the keys to emotional satisfaction for you now. Neighbors may join you this evening for an evening treat and some good conversation. Close relationships are important to you and you take a little extra time to grant a wish. Making someone else's dreams come true may give you some rewarding times.

Gemini  May 21-June 21 You might like to ignore responsibilities and do some socializing--realities may demand that you tend to business and forget your friends for the moment. Although you may be tempted to stay inside or just goof off from your responsibilities--you are actually in a good position to make much progress. There are breakthroughs in compassion and communion. This is a very nice day, perhaps filled with some renewed appreciation for all that is beautiful and fine. There is a sense of value and valuing that may find you lavishing affection on those near you. You may want to confer with a friend before you go on a shopping expedition. A different place to shop may give you better budgeting options and merchandise choices. Color is very important.

Cancer  June 22-July 22 You may not appreciate some changes that are taking place in your life now. Patience is in order now--with time you may see the purpose in another person's decisions or plans--they may also see the advantage of your ideas as well. If you go with the flow, you will find that soon your own ideas can be merged into a plan. You spend a lot of money on good causes--you give away a lot of your money--perhaps you want to save the world. Check to make sure the people you are giving your money to, share your compassion. Not only that, also make sure they are good business people--getting the most for your dollars. That includes your tax dollars, too, by the way. Today, you enjoy cultivating your large vegetable garden or some other outdoor project.

Leo  July 23-August 22 Your ability to work with others and help guide them toward a more positive direction may come into play today--perhaps young people. A friend or sibling seems disturbed over some form of family security--you have the gift of working with others. You have great insight into matters of personal freedom. You come up with brilliant ways to express, emote or act things out today. New methods of lovemaking, raising kids, caring for animals are yours. You are outspoken, very dramatic, impressive and even regal. You relax with children, sports, acting, singing, etc. You really like yourself. You may enjoy eccentric friends this evening and perhaps participate in a group that has some kind of humanitarian flavor. You look for ways to better the community.

Libra  September 23-October 23 You may be making definite moves to add to your friendship list. That rich feeling happens when you have good friendships, not just acquaintances, but really good friends. You may enjoy eccentric or unconventional friends and groups with some kind of humanitarian flavor will appeal as well. You have very original ideas for community and making shared dreams a reality. Perhaps you can lead a community project to plant or trim trees in several neighborhoods. Your burning zeal for the ideal world and your need to be part of a group of like-minded souls are major factors in your makeup. You learn and grow through your efforts to help others and to make your inner vision into a reality. Exercise by bicycling or walking with others.

Scorpio  October 24-November 21 You may have a sense of circumstances working against you or feel a lack of support and love from those around you. You could clash with young people or old habits. Your support system and your environment may feel a bit stressed. Find the cause of the problem so the whole day is not stressed--show your gratefulness for this difficulty, even though you may not be happy with it. This could be a person or a situation but it is teaching you something great. Your need for psychological security and absolute truth in all matters cuts through most chit-chat and settles on core material. You concentrate on deep, inner changes in yourself and in others--depth psychology. Keep your thoughts positive and make this evening a special one.

Sagittarius  November 22-December 21 Real insight into your own inner workings or psychology could surface today, and in a manageable form. You may be in the mood for deep conversations. You have a natural sense of what the public wants and may find yourself preparing for a conference, lecture or some sort of political speech in the near future. Your ability to coordinate events is something to be admired. Financial gain is one of the brighter prospects looming before you now, as you focus on what is most important to you at this time. There may be a tendency to emphasize the material too much, which could lead to the feeling that the things you own, own you instead. You will be delighted to know that there is still time to enjoy a loved one's company this evening.

Capricorn  December 22-January 19 This is a time in your life marked by greater involvement with friends and groups who share some of your ideals about how people should live. Some of these friends or groups are likely to be WAY off the beaten path--at least unusual, maybe eccentric; perhaps even revolutionary. This may be a time you will become interested in political issues--perhaps to the point of becoming involved as a politician. Your social consciousness is raised. Many people do not want to be around others that are sarcastic or cynical so check the attitude and create a good exit line when conversations seem to have no potential. Redecorating, remodeling or cleaning may be listed at the top of your priority list now. Before the winter season begins, you will have a home project.

Aquarius  January 20-February 18 A future neighborhood garage sale may be on your mind today. Many people could be involved to help make the garage sale a great neighborhood effort. A circular with little squares to checkmark a suggestion would help you see where best to use the funds that come from the results. Children may need a see-through covered area to wait on a bus for school or getting house numbers painted on the curb for each home would be helpful. Maybe the homeowners will have their own suggestion. Circumstances may urge you to great effort and hard work. Things are working with rather than against you, however, so do not hold back. Everyone wants to help and this can all be very useful! A good book has your attention tonight.

Pisces  February 19-March 20 Fun conversation surrounding your first love prevails today. This may be the renewal of an old friendship or a class reunion. Whatever the case, the memories of your youth are not at all uncomfortable to recall. You may be able to enjoy and value your own life situation today. Someone may compliment you on your accomplishments. There is a yearning to boost your energies, perhaps through a health spa or group activity, even travel is likely to come into play. You now have an opportunity to rethink some of your personal goals, as well as your desires. Take some time to think about how to fit your talents into your life. Your pastime activity this evening may just include listening to music. Music can be a source of support and inspiration.