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Citi pays tribute to Khurshid Alam

  • Culture Desk
  • 24th November, 2019 10:27:37 AM
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Eminent Bangladeshi musician Md Khurshid Alam was awarded by Citibank, N.A. at its 15th annual event titled ‘Gaane Gaane Gunijon Shongbordhona’ held at a hotel in the capital on Friday. The eminent music genius was awarded for his contribution to Bengali music and culture.

Citibank country director (Bangladesh) N Rajashekaran and Bangladesh Shishu Academy Chairman Mustafa Monwar handed over the crest to Md Khurshid Alam at the gala event.

At the event, renowned artist Mustafa Monwar and eminent lyricist Mohammad Rafiquzzaman spoke about the acclaimed artist’s celebrated musical career. 

Khurshid Alam is very happy to receive this award. While giving his speech, Khurshid Alam said, “I am delighted to accept this award and to join past recipients for whom I have immense respect and admiration. I would like to express gratitude to Citi for this honour and continuous support in promoting music, art and culture of Bangladesh.”

On the occasion, N. Rajashekaran, Citi Country Officer for Bangladesh said, “Acknowledging the life time accomplishments of Khurshid Alam is a privilege for Citi. The energy and enthusiasm found in his voice is truly inspirational for Bengali music lovers all around the world.”

Since the first ‘Gaane Gaane Gunijon Songbordhona’ in 2004, Citi has honored several leading musicians, namely Late Nilufar Yasmin, Farida Parveen, Late Feroza Begum, Sanjida Khatun, Late Shorab Hossain, Ferdousi Rahman, Sabina Yasmin, Rezwana Choudhury Bannya, Late Subir Nandi, Late Shahnaz Rahmatullah, Syed Abdul Hadi, Mitali Mukherjee, Runa Laila, Ferdous Wahid and Alauddin Ali for their outstanding contribution to Bengali music and culture.