Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy’s Director General Liaquat Ali Lucky received Dr Bhupen Hazarika Byatikrom International Award 2018 on Saturday at the 92th birth anniversary of late Indian singer Bhupen Hazarika.
Bhupen Hazarika’s nephew Rishi Sharma handed over the award to Liaquat Ali Lucky at gala event held at Karmashree Hiteswar Saikia Auditorium at Guwahati in Assam.Indian Byatikrom Mass Awareness and Social Development Organisation was organised the programme.
The award has given to Lucky for his contributions to preserving and promoting Hazarika’s people’s songs.
Dr Bhupen Hazarika Byatikrom International Award 2018 is supported by Bhupen Hazarika Cultural Trust, Friends of Bangladesh: Dhaka and Assam, ICCR and directorate of cultural affairs, Assam.
‘I feel proud for the award. This is the first time I have received an international music award’, said Liaquat Ali Lucky.
Lucky said he got popularity at his student life rendering Hazarika’s songs when he was the cultural affairs secretary of Dhaka University Central Student’s Union.
‘Bhupen Hazarika also praised me listening to my cover of his song and gave me the titled of Bhupen of Bangladesh’, said Lucky.Born on January 13, 1957, Liaquat Ali Lucky is a Bangladeshi An actor, director, singer, composer and cultural organiser. Lucky completed his graduation in English Literature from Dhaka University.
Lucky has acted in 58 theatre productions, directed 82 plays and has written and adapted 8 dramas.
Lucky has received numerous awards for his contributions to the cultural arena.