An aeronautical engineer by profession, he served in Biman Bangladesh Airlines for a long time. He comes from a family where music and poetry were food for the soul. He says that passion for Music just runs in his blood. His father and grandfather were good singers and both of them wrote poetry. Not exactly conservative, but they never believed in flaunting their talent in front of the public. Thus the rule was, sing but don’t, attract an audience! Smilingly, he says he is probably the first man to have broken this rule.
Hyder Husyn is into business at the moment but writes songs whenever and wherever the mood suits him. It is ordinary people, their lives and emotions that inspire him whilst writing the bold, poignant songs, and he mainly writes from his experience and observation.
This talented singer is not only good with words and music but is a gifted guitarist and keyboard player as well.
Hyder Husyn has managed to attract loads of fans both from the country and abroad. But all the admiration and praise have failed to touch this very down-to-earth person.
Husyn has a wife and daughter and the song “Shari” was written keeping his wife in mind. After their marriage they got into a tiff about how she wore her sari and how he commented on her attire and looks. The song describes how the bride felt, the names she called him and what the groom said in return. It is indeed a wonderful song!!
According to Hyder Husyn, a man can be happy if he can strike a balance between what he wants and what he gets, in his words “Chawa ar Pawa”. But he believes that the people of today demand more than they deserve and want to get on top without much hard work. This leads to dishonesty, bribery, cheating etc. The song “Sharkari Officer” talks about these things.
The word modern according to him is something which is of recent times, and a person who can adapt to the current state may be called modern. But today it has a very different meaning. Modern means “Bahaya pona” according to him. Listen to “Shabdartha” (Word meaning) and everything will be crystal clear to you.
Another song which is different from the rest and contains a lot of humour is “Faisa Gechi” (Got Trapped). This simple and sweet man from Old Dhaka will make you whistle, tap your foot, snap your fingers and grin through this bubbly number.
When asked what message he would like to give to his fans, this God, fearing and extremely patriotic man just said “Be honest to yourself.” Hyder Husyn believes that every heart contains a book. He has named it – The book of conscience! And we should all strive to keep this book as clean as possible.