Fakir Alamgir holds solo show on birthday

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 21:43, Feb 25,2017


Fakir Alamgir renders a song at Bangladesh National Museum on Friday. — Snigdha Zaman

The Ekushey Padak winning people’s song singer Fakir Alamgir entertained a big crowd at a solo show held at Bangladesh National Museum auditorium on Friday.
Alamgir began the show with the song Daam Diye Kinechhi Bangla as a tribute to the martyrs of the Language Movement. Next he entertained the audience with his popular numbers including O Sakhina, Bhoy Ki Moroney, Mayer Ekdhar Dudher Daam, Naam Chhilo Tar John Henry, Kalo Kalo Manusher Deshe, School Khuilachhe Moula and more.
The event was organised by the museum marking 67th birth anniversary of the singer. It also featured a discussion session and a photography show.
The singer was felicitated by Bangladesh Ganasangeet Samannay Parshad and dance troupe Spandan. The parishad singers in chorus rendered Rabindra Sangeet Anandaloke Mongolaloke while artistes of the dance troupe presented a recital synchronized with another Tagore song Alo Amar Alo.
Civil aviation and tourism minister Rashed Khan Menon, Sammilita Sangskritik Jote president Golam Kuddus and Jatiya Kabita Parishad president Muhammad Samad were present at the discussion session presided over by cultural personality Kamal Lohani.
‘Fakir Alamgir has penned songs on the major political struggles of our nation. I wish him a long and eventful life’, said Rashed Khan Menon while speaking at the programme.
Kamal Lohani mentioned Alamgir as a leading people’s song singer. ‘In the last four decades Fakir Alamgir has emerged as a popular name in people’s songs genre’, said Lohani.
Following the discussion, different cultural and music organisations presented flower bouquets to Alamgir.
‘I am fortunate to have so many well wishers and friends. I hope that I will be able to live up to their hopes and expectations’, Fakir Alamgir said.

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