As a leading exponent of modern music in Bangladesh, Samina Chowdhury has carved her place in the music industry with her magical voice. She is the daughter of the prominent singer Mahmudun Nabi, the younger sister of the eminent singer Fahmida Nabi and also the elder sister of the popular musician Pancham. She lent her honeyed voice in many popular songs such as 'Jonmo Theke Jolchi
Known as the author of 'Bong Theke Bangla', Rizia Rahman is an eminent novelist who has carved a place for herself in Bengali literature. Born in 1939, she has authored many memorable books, the most notable ones being 'Bong Theke Bangla (1978)', 'Rokter Okshor (1978)', 'Ghar-Bhanga-Ghar (1974)', 'Uttar Purush (1977)', 'Surja Sabuj Rakta (1980)', 'Ekal Cirokal (1984)', the autobiography 'Nodi Nirobodhi (2011)' and many more.
He received many prestigious awards, including the two highest civilian honours, Swadhinata Puroshkar (2018) and Ekushey Padak (1995), respectively. Other prestigious accolades are UNESCO Bangladesh Journalism Award (2009), Bangabandhu Gold Medal (2005), Gold Medal in National Fish Fortnight Award (2005), Gold Medal in Development of Economy (2005), Dr Ibrahim Memorial Gold Medal, UN's FAO A.H.
A huge number of his exhibitions, workshops and art camps run the whole gamut of artistic styles. Since 1986, he has been an honorable International Jury Member. He received many prestigious national and international awards including the International “Bennial of Graphics”, Ibiza, Spain (1972); “Palm of Gold”, Beaux-Arts; “International Art Guild”, Monte Carlo, Monaco (1975); “International Print and Drawing
Being a leading exponent of modern music and a television personality, Fahmida Nabi is a melody in herself. She is the worthy daughter of the prominent singer Mahmudun Nabi and the elder sister of the eminent singer Samina Chowdhury and the popular musician Pancham. She was one of the honorable judges of the reality show CloseUp1 on NTV (Bangladesh). She runs a voice modulation institution named
I never dreamt of being an actor. Interestingly, I started my acting career in 1972. During the great Liberation War of Bangladesh, I was very close to some great personalities who were inclined in the cultural arena. Basically, they introduced me to the wonderful sight of arts and culture. After the great Liberation War, they inspired me to start acting. That was the beginning of my eternal journey toward this
The person who has bestrewed the seeds of music in me is my beloved late grandfather Prem Charan Roy. He was truly my first inspiration. And of course, my parents are the great inspirations of my life. My uncle Provat Kumar Roy has always been very motivational in flourishing my potential in music. Moreover, I consider myself a very lucky person because I had some great instructors in school, college and
My father, the eminent singer Nirmal Chandra Majumdar, bestrewed the seeds of music in me when I was just a kid and I think that's the first cause behind my interest in music. Holding his mighty hand, I entered into this heavenly arena of music. Therefore, my father is my first inspiration. And the person who was prodigiously motivational towards my passion for singing is none but my beloved mother, Anima