Friends, well-wishers and fans recalled eminent Kolkata-based musician Kalikaprasad Bhattacharya at a programme held at the main auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum in the capital city.
The programme was organised marking the 47th birth anniversary of Kalikaprasad, who died in a car accident in Hooghly, India on March 7, 2017.
Apart from a short discussion session, the programme also included screening of Bhuban Majhi. Kalika was the music director of the film.
Gorai Films, the production house of Bhuban Majhi, organised the programme.
Thespian Ramendu Majumdar and the film’s director Fakhrul Arefeen Khan spoke on life and works of Kalikaprasad.
Ramendu Majumdar said he had met Kalika several times in Dhaka and Kolkata. ‘Kalika’s sudden death shocked all of us. With his tragic death we have lost a great folk musician,’ said Ramendu.
Fakhrul Arefeen Khan, who was really close to Kalila, recalled his fond memories of Kalika. ‘Kalika was a man who
wanted to break the system. He used to think about the country and people,’ told Arefeen, who also added that Kalika thought highly of Bangladesh
and he wrote a song about the Shahbag movement titled ‘Shanbag Dicche Daak’.
Kalika worked to popularise Bangla folk songs among the youths through his band Dohar, which he founded in 1999. He collected more than six thousand traditional Bangla folk songs by travelling to different parts of Bangladesh and India.
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