The 33rd death anniversary of Ekushey Padak winner folk singer ‘Bijoy Sarker’ will be observed tomorrow in the district in a befitting manner. The Charon Kabi Bijoy Sarker foundation, the district administration and death observation committee has chalked out two days long programme to mark his death anniversary.
The programmes will include placing wreaths at the singer’s portrait, performing songs and discussion on his life and works on District Shilpakala Academy premises. Meanwhile various socio-cultural organizations will also observe his death anniversary by different programmes. Sarker was born in Dumdi village under Narail sadar upazila on 20 February in 1903. He wrote 1,800 songs especially Jari, Sari, Kirton, Vhajan, Vatiali which hit the headlines in the folk song world much before he was known as a singer to the people of his homeland.
He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2013.
Sarker died at Keutia in Kolkata of west Bengal on December 4, 1985.