Sudhin Das cremated
People from all walks of life today paid their last respect to the eminent Nazrul sangeet exponent and researcher Sudhin Das before he was cremated.
The cremation was performed at Postogola crematorium in Dhaka this afternoon in line with religious rituals, reports BSS.
Earlier, cultural activists, leaders of socio-political organisations, economists, teachers, students and other professionals placed wreaths on his coffin at the Central Shaheed Minar in Dhaka from 11:00am to 12:30pm, reports our correspondent from the spot.
Sudhin Das, an Ekushey Padak winning singer-composer passed away in the early hours of June 27, at the age of 87. He was suffering from various old age complications and was admitted to the capital's Apollo hospital the same morning.
Sudhin Das, a revered guru, was honored with numerous awards and recognitions in his lifetime, including the Shaheed Altaf Mahmood Memorial Gold Medal (1985), the Ekushey Padak (1988), Nazrul Padak (1999), Churulia Nazrul Academy's Nazrul Award and many others. He was a teacher at Nazrul Institute and Nazrul Academy, and served on the jury for many musical and cultural boards. He dedicated his entire life to promote and practice Nazrul sangeet.
He published 33 volumes of authentic Nazrul swaralipi against many obstacles, with the help of Nazrul Academy and Nazrul Institute. It was due to his efforts that the original tunes of Nazrul were preserved. Sudhin Das was also a revered teacher of Nazrul songs, and many of the country's top Nazrul Sangeet artistes are his direct students. Apart from Nazrul songs, Sudhin Das also wrote swaralipi for Lalon's songs.