Bangladesh National Museum celebrated the 67th birthday of Fakir Alamgir at its Main Auditorium on February 24. Fakir, one of the key figures responsible for inspiring Freedom Fighters during the Liberation War was invited to the event to present his favourite ganasangeet. Artistes of Ganasangeet Shommonoy Parishad opened the day with dance and songs. “Alo Amar, Alo Ogo, Aloy Bhubon Bhora” was the song that set the tune for the programme. Thespian Kamal Lohani presided over the discussion session arranged before Fakir Alamgir took to the stage. Minister of Civil Aviation and Tourism, Rashed Khan Menon was present as chief guest while Muhammad Samad, president of National Poetry Council; Golam Kuddus, president of Sammilita Sanskritik Jote and actor ATM Shamsuzzaman were also present. Suraiya Alamgir the wife of Fakir Alamgir shared her feelings alongside her husband.
Rashed Khan Menon praised Fakir Alamgir as an example of what merit and hard work can do to get people across places away from remote villages. “He has gained popularity for the genres of ganasangeet with his strong voice and singing skill,” the minister added.
On the second session Fakir Alamgir rendered his performance singing songs of Maiz Bhandari, Kirtan and Mukundu Das. He also presented songs for the country.