Nirmal Kumar Das celebrated in India

Bhawaiya Sangeet Academy O Parishad Cooch Behar, West Bengal India, recently celebrated eminent Bangladeshi dotara artist Nirmal Kumar Das with Sangeet Churamoni Samman. In review with The Daily Star, a artist common his experiences. “I am unequivocally happy to accept a endowment as approval to my loyalty to Bangladeshi folk music,” says Nirmal Kumar Das. “They scrutinised opposite aspects before to selecting me for a award. They are really critical and frank about nurturing folk song since of their abounding legacy. Legendary thespian Abbasuddin Ahmed was innate in Cooch Behar.”

According to Das, singers in Cooch Behar perform folk song with instruments like harmonium, dhol, dotara and flute. Because of a passion shown by a folk musicians in both a countries, skeleton are being done to organize low-pitched sell programmes in Bangladesh and India.

“As they are farmers by profession, a suggestion of Bhawaiya is closely compared with their life style,” says Das. “They use from morning compartment midnight. There is also a  museum here containing many folk low-pitched instruments along with daily life tillage collection that are thousands of  years old.”     

Hailing from Fatikchhari, Chittagong, Nirmal Kumar Das started his low-pitched career by singing Bhatiali, Bhawaiya and folk songs of Chittagong. He even won a complection, behaving in front of mythological thespian Abdul Alim when he was a child. But dotara recitals by his father, Bijoy Kumar Das, changed him so deeply that he motionless to take adult a instrument in 1968. He also perceived dotara training from mythological folk artist Kanai Lal Sheel  and his youngest son, Abinash Chandra Sheel.

He was enlisted as a dotara artist in Bangladesh Betar in 1972 and after assimilated folk musician Abdul Latif’s group to sing for a Green Revolution Movement. “Bangabandhu  had desirous us when we had left to accommodate him,” recalls Das, who was also a unchanging dotara and mandolin artist during Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA).

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