Eleven renowned baul singers were honoured with by Bangladesh Baulmona Sangeet Sangha at a programme held on Friday at Bangladesh National Museum auditorium.
The organisation honoured baul singers like Fakir Tuntun Shah, Shamsel Haque Chishti, Nizam Uddin Laloni, Shafi Mandol, Fazlur Rahman, Selim Reza, Sattar Fakir, Fakhruddin Shah, Adhir Goswami, Mangal Sadhu and Manoban Anwar Shah.
The felicitation programme also featured a music show.
Fakir Tuntun Shah and Shamsel Haque Chishti (popularly known as Chishti Baul) moved the hall-full audience singing popular folk and Lalon songs at the programme.
Besides, artistes associated with Bangladesh Baulmona Sangeet Sangha performed at the programme, organised by the Sangha marking its fifth founding anniversary.
Chishti Baul captivated the audience singing his self-penned popular songs Behaya mon and Jadi thake nasibe.
‘People now know me as the Behaya mon singer. Everywhere I am requested to sing the song’, said Chishti Baul before rendering the song Jadi thake nasibe, which is another hit song, penned and composed by him. The audience sang together with Chishti Baul.
Fakir Tuntun Shah, a Lalon devotee, moved the audience singing Lalon’s mystic songs like Lanthane ruper bati jwalchere sodai and Swarupe rup ache gilti kora.
Baul Nizamuddin Laloni and Balaka Saidul, among others, entertained the audience rendering popular Lalon songs including Bolo swarup kothay amar, Kanar haatbazar, Parey loye jao and others.
Shipping minister Shajahan Khan attended the programme as the chief guest. Dhaka University professor Dr Anisuzzaman was also present at the programme.
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