GUWAHATI, Nov 4 - From receiving a silver medal in a singing contest in class II to the musical success in the film Dr Bezbarua and beyond, eminent music director Ramen Baruah poured his heart out in �Ekhon nedekha nadir sipare� � an interactive session organized by Jyotirupa at the Rabindra Bhawan here today.
As a mark of respect to one of the most popular names in the world of Assamese music, Jyotirupa felicitated Ramen Baruah with a citation, a memento, sorai and a bouquet of flowers, in the musical evening dedicated to the eminent artiste. A souvenir was also released on the occasion by actor Dilip Hazarika in presence of Jyotirupa president PG Baruah.
Attributing the credit of his initial training in music to eminent film director Brajen Baruah, Ramen Baruah recalled the music sessions with his siblings at his home in Latasil here in presence of Brajen Baruah.
�At the motivation of Lakshyadhar Choudhury, I participated in a function in Latasil playground, where someone gave me a silver medal for my performance. It was a great encouragement for a student of class II,� he said.
He also recalled his performance in Indian People�s Theatre Association (IPTA) programme in Mumbai as a child and experiences associated with the song Ki naam di matim in Dr Bezbarua.
Artistes like Dwipen Baruah, Rubul Kalita and Kritanjali Goswami paid musical respect to the artiste through songs Ekhon nedekha nadir sipare and Iman morom kiyo lage.
Pulak Banerjee enthralled the audience with Par hoi gol dhumuha ejak. �Ramen Baruah�s tunes are so much interweaved with the words of the songs that it is difficult to imagine one without the other,� said Pulak Banerjee.
Kirti Kamal Bhuyan, Nilima Khatun, Pahari Saikia, Dr Reema Goswami, Sadhan Hazarika, Eli Ahmed also took part in the programme among several other prominent personalities.