Kamal Ahmed mesmerises audience at IGCC
Indira Gandhi Culture Centre organised an evening of Rabindra Sangeet by Kamal Ahmed at Sufia Kamal Auditorium, Bangladesh National Museum, Shahbagh in the city on April 9.
The artiste was accompanied by Md. Nasiruddin on guitar, Bidyut Roy on octopad, Enamul Haq Omar on tabla, Ruptanu Dassharma on keyboard and Sunil Chandra Das on behala
The artiste rendered "Nisi Na Pohate", "Asa Jaoar Pother Dhare", "Dinguli Mor Sonar Kanchai Roilo Na", "Sei To Ami Chai", "Emni Kore Jai Jodi Din Jakna", "Megh Boleche Jabo Jabo", "Mon Je Bole Chini Chini", "Je Tomai Chare Charuk", "Aakash Vora Sujotara" and "Vora Thak Smritisudhai".
Kamal Ahmed is director, external service, Bangladesh Betar. He is from the Bangladesh Civil Service (Information), and has been working with Bangladesh Betar and BTV for the last 26 years. He has a Master's degree in Soil Science from University of Dhaka. As he has a passion for music, especially Rabindra Sangeet, he took extensive training in music from Chhayanaut under the direct supervision of Ustad Wahidul Haque, Ikhtiar Omar, Sirajus Salekin (Rabindra Sangeet) and Ustad Ful Mohammad (Classical music).
Kamal Ahmed has given many performances in BTV and private channels and also in Tara TV in India. Besides giving stage performances in Bangladesh, he has also performed in India in Bangladesh High Commission, Agartala; Maharaja Birbikram University, Agartala; All India Women's Congress, Kolkata; "Kolpotoru Mela" Rajarhat, Kolkata; Birla Academy of Arts and Culture, Kolkata, Rabindra Sadan, Kolkata etc.
Awards received by Kamal Ahmed include SAARC Cultural Society Shammanona; Bangabandhu Gobeshona Foundation Award; Adwaitia Mallabarman Smriti Shammanona and Dhirendranath Dutta Shammanona. He has released fourteen solo and one mixed audio album, mostly Rabindra Sangeet, since 2007.
Some of them are - 'Sada Megher Bhela', 'Nana Ronger Dinguli', 'Godhuli'- A tribute to Kishore Kumar, 'Baluka Belay' - A Tribute to Hemanta Mukherjee, 'Mohakabyer Kobi' - A tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman etc.