Mystic bards Shitalong Shah and Durbin Shah were recalled on Wednesday at a programme held at Kabi Nazrul Auditorium in Rikabibazar, Sylhet city.
Artistes of Sylhet Zila Shilpakala Academy and different cultural organisations rendered songs of the two great bards and presented dance recitals synchronised with the songs.
The district administration and the Zila Shilpakala Academy jointly organised the programme in association with the cultural affairs ministry.
The event also featured a discussion.
Deputy commissioner of Sylhet Numery Jaman was present as the chief guest and district police superintendent Md Moniruzzaman was present as special guest at the programme, which was chaired by
Zila Shilpakala Academy cultural officer Asit Baran Dash.
Folklore researcher Mostaq Ahmad spoke on the two mystic bards and Durbin Shah’s son Shah Alam recalled memories of his father at the programme.
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