Fakir Alamgir turns 70

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 23:38, Feb 24,2020


Dancers greet Fakir Alamgir at his 70th birthday celebration programme at Bangladesh National Museum on Sunday. — Abdullah Apu

The 70th birthday of Ekushey Padak winning people’s song singer Fakir Alamgir was celebrated at a programme held at the main auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum on Sunday.

The programme titled ‘Ananda Ayojon’ was organised by Wrishiz Shilpi Gosthi. The programme featured discussion, music show and others.

Different cultural organisations namely Bangladesh Ganasangeet Samannay Parishad, Bangladesh Udichi Shilpigosthi, Bangladesh Shishu Sangathan, dance troupes Spandan, Banhisikha and others greeted Fakir Alamgir with floral bouquets at the event.

Bangladesh Ganasangeet Samannay Parishad artistes rendered Tagore song Anandaloke mongolaloke while artistes of the dance troupe Spandan presented a dance recital synchronised with the Tagore song Alo amar alo.

Workers’ Party president Rashed Khan Menon, former finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, Syed Hasan Imam, singer Azizur Rahman Aziz and BFUJ president Manjurul Ahsan Bulbul, among others, were present at the programme.

‘I would like to congratulate Alamgir on his 70th birthday. He made significant contribution to people’s songs. I wish him long and prosperous life,’ said Rashed Khan Memon.

‘Fakir Alamgir has conquered hearts of music lovers across the country singing people’s songs. His songs portray rustic life, struggles of the masses, culture, human relationship and more,’ said Syed Hasan Imam.

Fakir Alamgir thanked the guests and audience at the programme and expressed his desire to continue to work for promoting people’s songs.

‘I was born and raised in Kalamridha village in Faridpur. I want to celebrate my future birthdays in my native village on the bank of Kumar river in the future. I also want to continue to work for promoting people’s songs among the masses,’ said Alamgir.

Fakir Alamgir entertained the audience rendering diverse genres songs including people’s songs, patriotic songs and others.

He sang songs like Dam diye kinechhi Bangla, Bhoy ki morone, Mujib amar swapna shahos, Kalo kalo manusher deshey, O shokhina, Mon amar deho ghari and others.

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