Folk singer Bijoy Sarkar’s 37th death anniversary today

Published : 03 Dec 2022 09:20 PM

The 37th death anniversary of Ekushey Padak- winning renowned folk singer Bijoy Sarkar will be observed here tomorrow in a befitting manner.

A daylong programme has been chalked out to mark the death anniversary of the folk singer on the premises of Shilpakala academy in the district, organised by the district administration and Charan Kabi Bijoy Sarkar Foundation.

"The programmes include placing flower wreaths at the singer's portrait and cultural show featuring rendition of Sarkar's songs. A discussion will also be held to mark the day," said member secretary of Charan Kabi Bijoy Sarkar Foundation and Negarat Deputy Collector Muhammad Ashif Uddin Miah.

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Mohammad Habibur Rahman will be present as the chief guest in the discussion.

Bijoy Sarkar was born in Dumdi village under Narail Sadar upazila on February 20 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 also wrote many poems.

Leading a very simple life, the selfless singer spent most of his life completely engrossed in Harmonium, Dram, Khol and Bashi. His philosophic songs depicting the beauty of nature and the people of Bangladesh, has become the prime source of inspiration for the new generation of singers.

Bijoy Sarkar, a legendary singer of Bangladesh awarded Ekushey Padak in 2013, died at Keutia in Kolkata of the West Bengal on December 4, 1985.