Prominent Rabindra Sangeet singer Kamal Ahmed enthralled the audience at the Sufia Kamal Auditorium of the Bangladesh National Museum at Shahbagh in the capital on Sunday at 6 PM.
Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre organised the event as part of its regular cultural programmes.
Kamal Ahmed held the audience spellbound by rendering some hit songs like Nisi Na Pohate, Asa Jaoar Pother Dhare, Dinguli Mor Sonar Kanchai Roilo Na, Sei To Ami Chai, Emni Kore Jai Jodi Din Jakna, Megh Boleche Jabo Jabo, Mon Je Bole Chini Chini, Je Tomai Chare Charuk , Aakash Vora Sujotara and Vora Thak Smritisudhai.
Kamal Ahmed is the director of External Service of Bangladesh Betar. He is from the Bangladesh Civil Service (Information) and has been working with Bangladesh Betar and BTV for the last 26 years.
He has a Master’s degree in Soil Science from the University of Dhaka.
As he has a passion for music, especially Rabindra Sangeet, he took extensive training in music from Chhayanaut under the direct supervision of Ustad Wahidul Haque, Ikhtiar Omar, Sirajus Salekin and Ustad Ful Mohammad.
Kamal Ahmed has performed in BTV and different private channels in Bangladesh and also in Tara TV of India on numerous an occasions. Besides stage performance in Bangladesh, he performed at Bangladesh High Commission in Delhi, Maharaja Birbikram University at Agartala, and All India Women’s Congress,“Kolpotoru Mela” Rajarhat, Birla Academy of Arts and Culture and Rabindra Sadan at Kolkata.
Awards received by Kamal Ahmed include SAARC Cultural Society Shammanona, Bangabandhu Gobeshona Foundation Award, Adwaitia Mallabarman Smriti Shammanona and Dhirendranath Dutta Shammanona.
He has released 14 solo and one mixed audio albums, mostly Rabindra Sangeet since 2007. Some of them are – ‘Sada Megher Bhela’, ‘Nana Ronger Dinguli’, ‘Godhuli’- A tribute to Kishore Kumar, ‘Baluka Belay’ – A Tribute to Hemanta Mukherjee and ‘Mohakabyer Kobi’ – A tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.