The 83rd birth anniversary of classical music maestro Ustad Sunil Kumar Dhar was celebrated on March 28 by his students at his Aatharabari Road residence in the town.
The students of the maestro performed on the occasion, among others. Dhar delighted the audience with a live performance as well.
Dhar was fortunate to receive lessons from the legendary classical music guru Ustad Allauddin Khan when the latter was residing at the palace of Muktagacha zamindars, in 1952.
The dedicated Dhar also took lessons from another guru, Jagadananda Barua, on Dhrupad and Dhamar.
Sunil Dhar was honoured with 'Sangeet Bhashkar' title by Dhruba Parishad and a gold medal from Art Council in 1958. Sandipon Sangskritik Sangstha, Bangladesh Nazrul Sangeet Shilpi Parishad and Nazrul Sena, Mymensingh also honoured the artiste.
A regular performer on BTV and Bangladesh Betar, during his long innings, Dhar performed with reputed artistes of both Bangladesh and India.
Founder principal of Mymensingh Nazrul Academy (since 1966) and president of Dhruba Parishad Mymensingh unit, he was also associated with Mymensingh Shilpakala Academy and Muktagacha Sangeet Vidyalaya.