Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy is paying tribute to 45 late eminent poets, writers, musicians and artistes through a ten-day reminiscence programme which began on Monday at its Music and Dance Centre.
Eminent writers and artistes including Munier Chowdhury, Sachin Dev Burman, Altaf Mahmud, Ustad Alauddin Khan, Abdul Alim, Radharaman Dutt, Bulbul Chowdhury, Ramesh Shil, Abbasuddin, Atul Prasad Sen, Rajanikanta Sen, Dwijendralal Roy and others will be reminisced at the programme.
State minister for cultural affairs KM Khalid inaugurated the reminiscence programme titled ‘Smrity Sattwa Bhabisyat’, while musician ABM Nurul Anwar, Bangladesh Theatre Archive chairman Abdus Selim, artist Jamal Ahmed, singer Kiran Chandra Roy and others were present as guests.
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy director general Liaquat Ali Lucky presided over the inaugural ceremony.
‘We have a rich cultural history which has been enriched by many renowned artistes, writers and poets. This programme will pay tribute to such 45 cultural personalities who have enriched us and our culture,’ said KM Khalid.
‘Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy regularly organises reminiscence and tribute programmes to recall contributions of late eminent artistes, actors, musicians, writers and others. From next year, we hope to organise programmes on 100 late renowned personalities,’ said Liaquat Ali Lucky.
On the opening day, singer-composer Sachin Dev Burman was recalled through discussion, documentary screening and music show.
A documentary on the life and legacy of the late eminent musician, who was born in Cumilla, was screened giving a glimpse into the eventful and idiosyncratic life of Burman whose fame spread to every part of the Indian sub-continent.
Dance artistes of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy repertory, Dibya Sangskritik Sangathan and Bangladesh Academy of Fine Arts entertained the audience with colourful dance recitals synchronised with Burman’s popular songs Barne gandhe, Jhilmil jhilmil jhiler jaley and Nitol paye rinik jhinik respectively.
Singers Haimanti Rakhhit, Sandipan and Anupama Mukti paid tribute to Burman by covering his popular Bangla and Hindi songs like Tumi esechhile parshu, Banshi shun ar kaj nai, Nishithe jaiyo phulboney, Piya bina banshiya bajena and others.
The reminiscence programme will continue till July 2.
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