A trip down memory lane

In an memorable evening of music organized at Rabindra Bhavan last week, a host of renowned singers of the State paid homage to two towering personalities of the music world of Assam. The musical evening, aptly titled Smritir Ekhila Paat, was organized to facilitate an interaction among members of the music fraternity and the public with Dr. Lakshahira Das and Dipali Borthakur, and also to felicitate the legendary duo. The event was organized by Nemcare hospitals.

A number of prominent and illustrious personalities of the Assamese music world descended at Rabindra Bhavan that day to pay due cognizance to the contributions of the two celebrated Assamese artistes and also to celebrate their music. The evening saw some of the most popular and evergreen songs of the two singers being brought to life once again at the hands of a number of renowned artistes of Assam.

The list of artistes who performed included the likes of Pulak Banerjee, Sangeeta Borthakur, Sangita Kakoti, Pahari Das, Dr. Ananjyoti Choudhury, Dr. Hitesh Barman, amongst others. Internationally-acclaimed ghazal singer Anirban Das, who is also the son of Dr. Lakshahira Das, was also among the performing artistes.

While the performing artistes, with their rendition of some evergreen numbers, ensured that all those present in Rabindra Bhavan that evening were transported down memory lane, the audience was kept spellbound when Dr. Lakshahira Das, on request, sang one of her most popular numbers, Dhul Bai Kot Ratanpurot.

The function was earlier inaugurated with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp and the offering of tributes to PJ Cherian and Mohendra Borthakur. Eminent physician Dr. Biswajit Baruah and senior musician Anupam Choudhury were also felicitated by the Nemcare authorities that evening. The cultural function began with the performance of an orchestra by noted Sarod player Tarun Kalita and artistes Abhinandan Das and Rupam Talukdar.

The event was compered by Nayan Prasad and Jupitara Bhuyan.


About Aiyushman Dutta

Who am I? Yet to find the answer. For the time being, u can call me a writer, maybe a journalist and a music entrepreneur or an errand boy! Whatever suits your fancy!

Posted on September 14, 2010, in Concerts/ Reviews, Day-to-Day, Musicians/ Bands and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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