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12:00 AM, August 31, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 31, 2019

Pandit Sudarshan Das performs at the port city

The four-time Guinness World Record holder percussionist, Pandit Sudarshan Das, mesmerised the audience of the port city with his performance on Thursday evening.

He performed at a cultural ceremony organised by Shishumela at Theatre Institute Chattogram.

“I am a son of Chattogram. It is always a pleasure to perform here,” said Sudarshan.

He set the World Records in 2016 by playing Tabla for 557 hours 11 minutes, at a stretch. In 2017, he set the record for 27 hours playing the Dhol, and played 14 hours of drums in 2018. His latest achievement was playing drums for 140 hours 5 minutes in 2019.

It was his last performance of his world tour, which also included performing in Singapore and India.

Anindya Banarjee, Assistant High Commissioner of India, also the chief guest at the programme, said that music is a source of inspiration for people. “Music also played an important role in the Liberation War of Bangladesh. The essence of music keeps the soul alive,” he said.

Keyboardist Michael Brod also performed in the programme, while a Tagore song was rendered by Kanta Dey and Anurina Chowdhury Tuli. 

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