Today is the 36th death anniversary of Ekushey Padak-winning folk singer Bijoy Sarkar. Marking the day, a day-long programme will be arranged at the singer’s home village at Dumdi in Narail.
The programmes include placing flower wreaths at the singer’s portrait and cultural show featuring rendition of Sarkar’s songs.
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 have become the prime source of inspiration for the new generation of singers.
Sarkar was awarded the Ekushey Padak, Bangladesh’s highest civilian award for contribution in the field of arts, posthumously in 2013. The legendary singer died in Kolkata on December 4, 1985.