Singers paid tribute to the late Ekushey Padak-winning Tagore singer Mita Haque in an online programme organised by Bangladesh Sangeet Sangathan Samannay Parishad on Monday.
The programme, titled ‘Mita Haque Smaran’, was streamed live on the Facebook page of Bangladesh Sangeet Sangathan Samannay Parishad at 8:00 pm.
The programme featured rendition of Tagore songs and a discussion on the life and work of Mita Haque, who passed away on April 11.
Tagore singers namely Tapan Mahmud, Bulbul Islam, Lily Islam and people’s song singer Mahmud Selim attended the programme, which was anchored by general secretary of the organisation Bishwajit Roy.
Lily Islam paid tribute to Mita Haque singing Tagore song Bidhi dagar akhi to.
She said, ‘Mita Haque dedicated her life to promoting Tagore songs. She was a good human being. She always helped others by providing tips to improve their singing. Her death has left a huge void in country’s music scene.’
Bulbul Islam sang Achhe dukkho achhe mrityu and Pathe chole jete jete.
He said, ‘Mita Haque and I learnt music under Tagore exponent Wahidul Haque. She won the hearts of music lovers rendering Tagore and Pancha Kabi’s songs. She will live on through her works.’
Tapan Mahmud sang Jibono moroner simana chharaye bandhu.
He said, ‘Mita Haque made significant contribution in popularising Tagore song among the mass people. Steps should be taken to promote her work among the young generation.’
Biswajit Roy said, ‘We organised today’s programme to pay tribute to Mita Haque, who was the founding convener of Bangladesh Sangeet Sangathan Samannay Parishad. She was a leading Tagore artiste of our country. Her death has left a huge void in our music scene. I urge all to listen to her songs. The younger generation should follow in her footsteps.’
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