Manna Dey enthrals Dhaka audience

February 21st, 2008 - 1:02 pm ICT by admin  

Dhaka, Feb 21 (IANS) Renowned Indian singer Manna Dey, who has been striding on the south Asian music stage for over six decades, enthralled the audience during a two-day concert here. Half of the proceeds from the shows will be donated to a relief fund set up for rehabilitation of the victims of cyclone that hit coastal Bangladesh last November.

Indian singer Arundhuti Homchowdhury also performed at the show, The Daily Star said Thursday.

“Music is my passion and language has never been an issue,” said the veteran artiste as he crooned the evergreen number from the Hindi film “Waqt”: “Aye Meri Zohra Jabeen”.

He sang on the eve of “Ekushey”, Feb 21, when Bangladeshis pay homage to those who died in the Bengali language movement of 1954.

Even at the age of 89, the renditions did not lack the youthful vibrancy and versatility the artiste is known for.

During the second show, the singer received over 160 requests, the newspaper said.

“This is my fifth visit to Bangladesh and I am delighted to be here on this stage and sing to you all,” Dey said.

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