Lyricist Moniruzzaman remembered

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 20:50, Sep 05,2018

 
 

A singer renders a song at a commemorative programme on Moniruzzaman organised in Jessore.

Late eminent poet-lyricist-educationist Dr Mohammad Moniruzzaman was remembered on his tenth death anniversary through a commemorative programme held at the poet’s paternal residence in Jessore.
The programme, organised by the poet’s family, featured a discussion on Moniruzzaman’s life and works and a cultural show.
Professor Nur Mohammad, Harunur Rashid, Chinmoy Saha, KBM Mahmud, Santosh Halder and professor Mostafizur Rahman recalled their memories of Mohammad Moniruzzaman at the programme.
Besides, artistes presented poems and songs penned by Moniruzzaman at the show.
Singers Shamim Ara Luna and Mamtaj Ahsan began the cultural show with a duet rendition of Moniruzzaman’s patriotic song Amar desher matir gandhey. Singer Ahsan Kabir presented the widely popular song Tumi ki dekhechho kabhu, while Shamim Ara Luna rendered Ora e desher sabuj dhaner shishe.
Born on August 15, 1936 in Jessore, Dr Moniruzzaman did his honours and masters in Bangla from Dhaka University. He joined the Bangla Department of Dhaka University in 1962.
One of the most successful lyricists of the 1960s, Moniruzzaman penned songs such as Amar desher matir gondhey, Tumi ki dekhechho kobhu, Asru diye lekha e gaan, Protidin tomaye dekhi shurjolokey, Premer naam bedona and others.
Moniruzzaman received Bangla Academy Award in 1972 and Ekushey Padak in 1987. The poet-lyricist died on September 3, 2008.

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