A recitation event by Dr Sahadat Hossain Nipu and musical programme by Kamalika Chakraborty’ will perform at Kobi Sufia Kamal Auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum in the capital at 6.30pm on Tuesday.
Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre is organise the event marking the celebration of December 16, Bangladesh’s Victory Day.
Dr Sahadat Hossain Nipu is an elocutionist, producer of theatre, writer and researcher who studied M.A in Drama at Rabindra Bharati University through ICCR scholarship and got his Doctorate from Bardhaman University. He was trained under famous theatre personalities in India, namely, Kumar Ray, Bivash Chakrovorty, Manoj Mitra and also got training in elocution from the famous Indian elocutionist Pradip Ghosh.
He has taken out 25 audio CDs and written 7 research books and 12 poetry and rhyme collections.
He is a special grade artist of Bangladesh Television and Betar and anchored a BTV program titled ‘Manchakatha o Sangskrity’ and is currently anchoring a regular monthly show ‘Kabitar Digdiganta’ in the same channel.
The artiste is also the director and anchor of a recitation based programme in Bangladesh Betar. He is a trainer in elocution at Nazrul Institute and also at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. He has received several awards in India, Rupashi Bangla Purashkar 2012, Swabhoomi Purashkar 2002, Atindra Sahitya Purashkar 2003 etc. In Bangladesh, he has received the Rishit Shah Cement Award 2003. He is working as a Deputy Director of Bangla Academy.
On the other hand, Kamalika Chakraborty is an Indian singer married to a Bangladeshi national and is now settled here. She has specialized in Nazrulgeeti and also sings Rabindra Sangeet, modern and folk songs. She has learnt Nazrulgeeti from Sangeeta Bose, the disciple of the eminent Nazrul singer late Dr Anjali Mukhopadhyay in West Bengal and has a 6-yr diploma certificate from the Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh, India. She is also trained in Hindustani classical vocal music and light music from eminent music gurus of India, namely, Pandit Dinanath Mishra, Pt. Ajay Chakraborty, Haimanti Shukla and Kalyan Sen Barat
Kamalika has given solo performances in prominent TV channels in India and Bangladesh. She has also performed in important stages and festivals in India, namely, Rabindra Sadan, Haldia Utsav, Dooars Utsav, Bankura Bishnupur Parjatan Mela etc. In Bangladesh also, she had stage performances at Bangla Academy, Shilpakala Academy, Chanel I Rabindra and Nazrul Mela etc.
Her first music album is on Rabindra Sangeet by Raga Music. She has sung in the music video ‘Bongokonyar Mukh'( about Sheikh Haseena and her father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman) for which she received a lot of praise. It was shown on TV channels on 15 August 2017.