Folk singer Bijoy Sarkar's death anniversary today

Published : 03 Dec 2021 09:07 PM

The 36th death anniversary of renowned Folk Singer, 'Ekushey Padak' winning Bijoy Sarkar will be observed today in a befitting manner.

A day-long programme has been chalked out to mark the death anniversary of the folk singer at his native village home Dumdi in Narail Sadar upazila. The programmes include placing flower wreaths at the singer’s portrait and cultural show featuring rendition of Sarkar’s songs.

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 West Bengal on December 4, 1985.