A Bangladeshi singer born in Gopalgunj district, on 28th July 1930, Firoza Begum was the daughter of Mohammad Ismail and Begum Kowkabunnesa, who were the zamindars of Ratail Ghonaparha. Firoza was interested in music ever since childhood, and thus pursued a life in the same field. When she first sang on AIR, she was merely in the sixth standard.
When she was aged 10, she had the honor of meeting Kazi Nazrul Islam, a Bengali poet who was also the national poet of Bangladesh. His work was so influential that there is a category of music called "Nazrul geeti" that refers to songs created and written by him. Firoza quickly became intrigued with his poems and songs, that she decided to become his student. By the time she turned 12, HMV, which is a gramophone record company, recorded her first song in 1942. Ever since then, she has recorded songs for over 20 audio cassettes in various formats. She got married to lyricist, composer and singer - Kamal Dasgupta in 1956. They had three sons - Shakil, Hamin, and Shafin Ahmed, who also grew up to become musicians and are members of the band called Miles. Firoza has received several prestigious award for her sheer talent and contribution to the music heritage.
Her awards include Independence Day Award, Satyajit Ray Award, Best Nazrul Sangeet Singer Award, and many more. Firoza Begum breathed her last on 9th September 2014, succumbing to heart and kidney issues, in Apollo Hospital of Dhaka.