Local singer Shaon Chowdhury bagged an award titled Indo-Bangla Cultural Award declared in the last week of November 2016 in Kolkata, India.
Shoan, who could not be physically present at the awards ceremony in India, got his award on December 15 after it was sent in by the host Indo-Bangla Cultural Society.
Noted Kolkata-based singers Kumar Sanu, Haimanti Sukla and Shuvomita also received the honour.
Shaon was recognised for his work in a duet album with Kumar Sanu – ‘Surey Surey Dui Bangla’ – which was released in October 2015 by the Indian production house Raga Music.
‘This award will definitely encourage me to work harder in the coming days,’ he said.
Shaon Chowdhury, a joint secretary at the National Bureau of Revenue, has been training in music for the last four decades. He has nine solo albums to his credit including Bhalobasha Bhalo Theko, Amar Ichchhey Korey, and Tomar Akashey.
He also duetted with a number of well-known local singers including Runa Laila, Sabina Yasmin, Kanak Chapa, Baby Naznin and SI Tutul, as well as Indian singers Haimanti Sukla, Alka Yagnik and Jojo.
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