Singers of music organisation Matir Sur paid tribute to late eminent traditional singer Abdul Alim by presenting songs recorded and popularised by him at a programme held on Wednesday at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
Matir Sur organised the programme commemorating Abdul Alim’s 44th death anniversary.
‘We have been observing death anniversary of Abdul Alim for many years. At our progrmmers young and seasoned singers pay tribute to Abdul Alim by presenting the singer’s popular songs’, said Faridul Haque, founding president of Matir Sur.
Swan Group managing director Khabiruddin Khan, singer Mohammad Ali and Anwar Hossain Bhiyan were present at the programme and spoke on Abdul Alim’s contributions to Bangla music.
Following the short discussion, Matir Sur artistes began the show with a chorus rendition of Nabi mor parosh moni, a song popularised by Abdul Alim. Singer Kalipada Shil entertained the audience with rendition of murshidi song Mon bhomora majli na tui, while Anwar Hossain rendered Islamic song Mone baro asha chhilo jabo madinay.
Singer Shirin Khandaker earned acclaim for her rendition of romantic song Amar praner pran pakhi. Asma Morshed and Srabani Akhter Rani followed with renditions of popular songs premer mora joley dube na and Bahudiner pirit go bandhu respectively.
Singer Zahirul Haque Chowdhury captivated audience with rendition of widely popular bhatiali song Ar kato kaal bhasbo ami, while Maksuda yasmin Urmi sang another popular song Porer jayga porer jami.
The programme also featured performances by Habibur Rahman, Faridul Haque, Mira Khan, Shariful Islam, Rahmat Ullah, Lakshmi Rani, Ishrat Jahan Priti, Shakila Begum, Abul Kasem and others.
A leading singer of the country Abdul Alim was posthumously awarded the Ekushey Padak in 1977 and Independence Day Award in 1997.He died on September 5, 1974 in Dhaka.
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