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Nipu and Padmini to perform at IGCC
Culture Desk
Published :Thursday, 27 August, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 28
Indira Gandhi Culture Centre is going to organise a programme titled 'Joy Bangla' on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rehman with recitation by Dr. Sahadat Hossain Nipu and songs by Dr. Padmini Dey. The programme will be held on August 28 at the IGCC, Gulshan in the city.         
Dr. Sahadat Hossain Nipu is an artist, director and researcher. He studied M.A in Rabindra Bharati University through ICCR scholarship and got his Doctorate from Bardhaman University. He was trained under famous theatre personalities in India, namely, Mr. Kumar Ray, Mr. Bivash Chakrovorty, and Mr. Manoj Mitra. He also got training in Elocution from famous Indian elocutionist Mr. Pradip Ghosh in India.
 He has taken out 24 audio CD's in Bangladesh and abroad. He has also written 16 books on Bengali theatre, Culture and theatre critique. He has also directed dramas on stage and TV channels. He is a special grade artist of Bangladesh Television and Betar. He has given recitation performances in Akashbani and Doodrashan in India also. He is a trainer in elocution in Nazrul Institute and Bangladesh Shilpakala academy. He has received several awards in India, Rupashi Bangla Purashkar 2012, Swabhoomi Purashkar 2002, Atindra Sahitya Purashkar 2003. In Bangladesh he has received Rishit Shah Cement Award 2003 etc.. He is working as a Deputy Director at Bangla Academy. He is also life member of Bangla Academy.
Dr. Podminee Dey is presently Associate Professor in Rajshahi University Department of Music. She got her Master's Degree in Bengali Music from Rabindra Bharati University and PhD as an ICCR Research scholar from Visva Bharati University, Shantiniketan. In Rabindra Bharati University, she was awarded `Bani Bosu Smriti Padak'.
In Bangladesh, she got initial training in music from Ratan Adhikari and Gopal Datta. In India, she took lessons in kheyal from Pandit Amyaranjan Bandopadhya of Vishnupur gharana, traditional Bengali song from Chandidas Maal, and Nazrulgeeti from Dr. Brahmmamohan Thakur.
Dr. Podminee Dey has performed Nazrulsangeet and Adhunik Gaan from almost three decades in Bangladesh Television and Bangladesh Betar. She has also given solo performances in many national and international stages. An audio C.D. of Bengali song named, `Tumi je Amaar' has been published from Sangeeta, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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