Artistes paid tribute to eminent poet, lyricist and singer Atulprasad Sen in an online programme marking his 149th anniversary of birth held on Tuesday.
Bangladesh Sangeet Sangathan Samannay Parishad arranged the programme under the title ‘Shroddhanjali’. The event featured songs of Atulprasad Sen and a discussion on his life and work. It was streamed live on the Facebook page of Bangladesh Sangeet Sangathan Samannay Parishad at 7:30pm.
Singers namely Mamun Zahid Khan, Soma Das and Pujon Kumar Das performed at the event, which was hosted by Sujit Mustafa.
Mamun Zahid Khan commenced the programme rendering Nichur kachhe nichu hote. Besides, he sang Tumi kobe asibe mor anginay, Bodhu emon badole tumi and Ami badhinu tomar tire.
Soma Das sang Se dake amare, Eka mor ganer tori, Bodhua nind nahi ankhi pate and Jodi tor hridjamuna.
Pujon Kumar Das sang Ke abar bajay banshi, Ogo nithur dorodi, Jabo na jabo na jabo na ghare and Moder gorob moder asha.
Atulprasad Sen was born in Dhaka on October 20, 1871. He is considered as one of the five greatest poets of Bangla literature.
His songs centre on subjects like patriotism, devotion, love and others.
Atulprasad, in his book titled ‘Geetigunja’, arranged his songs into five broad categories including devotional, nature, patriotic and others. Atulprasad Sen died at the age of 63 in Lucknow on August 26, 1934. He was buried at the Brahmo Temple of Kaoradi, Sripur subdivision of Gazipur district, Dhaka.
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