Timir Nandi celebrates golden jubilee

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Oct 13,2019


Timir Nandi performs at Sufia Kamal Auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum on Friday. — Sourav Lasker

Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra artiste Timir Nandi celebrated fifty years of his singing career at a music show held at Sufia Kamal Auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum on Friday.

The singer entertained the audience rendering popular songs aired on Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra during the liberation war along with modern Bangla songs and tracks from his new solo album, which was launched at the programme.

The event titled ‘Sangeet Shandha’ was organised by cultural organisation Amra Surjamukhi. Besides songs, the show featured discussion and album launch.

Former Bangladesh army chief M Harun-Ar-Rashid was present as the chief guest while former managing director of Bangladesh Film Development Corporation Pijush Bandyopadhyay and owner of G-series Nazmul Haque Bhuiyan Khaled, among others, were present as special guests.

Amra Surjamukhi executive director Shafiqul Islam Selim delivered the welcome speech at the event.

‘Timir Nandi is a freedom fighter. He fought in the liberation war by rendering songs aired on Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra. His songs inspired both freedom fighters and the masses during the tumultuous days of the war,’ said M Harun-Ar-Rashid.

‘I want to congratulate Timir Nandi for completing his five-decade musical journey. G series has launched a solo album of Nandi marking the occasion. I hope music lovers will find the album entertaining,’ said Nazmul Haque Bhuiyan.

Following the discussion, Timir Nandi launched his new album titled ‘Meghla Du Chokh’.

He entertained the audience rendering popular songs like Purbo digonte shurjo uthechhe, Nongor tolo tolo, Salam salam hajar salam, Duti pakhi mile bandhey, Bhalobeshe shobai jodi, Eto shur ar eto gaan, Ogo chand kothai peyechho, Amar swapne dekha rajkanya and others.

‘I have released this solo audio album after a decade. The songs in the album were recorded at Dhwani Studio in Kolkata, India. I hope my fans and well-wishers will collect the album and give me their valuable feedback,’ said Timir Nandi.

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