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Rich tributes paid to Kalika Prasad Bhattacharjee

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HAILAKANDI, March 15 - Rich tributes were paid to the famous singer from Barak Valley Kalika Prasad Bhattacharjee (47) by the members of Sammilito Sanskritik Vikash Mancha in Hailakandi.

The famous folk singer and chief of Dohar band who later settled in Kolkata died in a road accident on way to attend a programme in West Bengal last week leaving behind his wife and a daughter. The condolence meeting held on the occasion was chaired by the president of the mancha, Hirakjyoti Chakraborty.

Floral tributes were paid to the portrait of late Bhattacharjee by the writers, singers, media persons, academicians and leading citizens. All the speakers highlighted the contribution of Late Bhattacharjee towards popularisation of folk songs and said that he tried to modernise the Bengali folk songs in the international level. They held the view that the work started by Kalika Prasad Bhattacharjee must be carried on at any cost.

Poet Ashutosh Das, Haranath Chakraborty and Sipra Mohanta read out self composed poems in memory of Late Kalika Prasad Bhattacharjee in the meeting. Those who spoke on the occasion included secretary of the mancha, Sankar Choudhury, secretary of Hailakandi Press Club, Amit Ranjan Das, Sushanta Mohan Chattapadhyay, Sudarshan Bhatatcharjee, Salil Purkayastha, S Bhattacharjee, Abhijit Mitra, Jashim Uddin Laskar, Dipsankar Paul, Rupali Bhattacharjee, Rita Chanda, Tanmoy Acharjee, Sunanda Bhattacharjee, Gargi Deb, Bijoyini Bhattacharjee Choudhury, Niharendu Choudhury, Dipashree Goswami, Shrabani Bhatatcharjee, Biswaroop Sarma, Rajat Paul, Manashjyoti Deb, Jitendra Nath, Arun Das, Subhajit Dasgupta, Pritam Deb, Budhisatwa Bhattacharjee among others. Two minutes silence was also observed. Various resolutions were also adopted in the meeting included organisation of folk festival, workshop on folk songs etc.

The meeting also mourned the death of historian and columnist of Barak Valley Dr Kamal Uddin Ahmed.

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Rich tributes paid to Kalika Prasad Bhattacharjee

HAILAKANDI, March 15 - Rich tributes were paid to the famous singer from Barak Valley Kalika Prasad Bhattacharjee (47) by the members of Sammilito Sanskritik Vikash Mancha in Hailakandi.

The famous folk singer and chief of Dohar band who later settled in Kolkata died in a road accident on way to attend a programme in West Bengal last week leaving behind his wife and a daughter. The condolence meeting held on the occasion was chaired by the president of the mancha, Hirakjyoti Chakraborty.

Floral tributes were paid to the portrait of late Bhattacharjee by the writers, singers, media persons, academicians and leading citizens. All the speakers highlighted the contribution of Late Bhattacharjee towards popularisation of folk songs and said that he tried to modernise the Bengali folk songs in the international level. They held the view that the work started by Kalika Prasad Bhattacharjee must be carried on at any cost.

Poet Ashutosh Das, Haranath Chakraborty and Sipra Mohanta read out self composed poems in memory of Late Kalika Prasad Bhattacharjee in the meeting. Those who spoke on the occasion included secretary of the mancha, Sankar Choudhury, secretary of Hailakandi Press Club, Amit Ranjan Das, Sushanta Mohan Chattapadhyay, Sudarshan Bhatatcharjee, Salil Purkayastha, S Bhattacharjee, Abhijit Mitra, Jashim Uddin Laskar, Dipsankar Paul, Rupali Bhattacharjee, Rita Chanda, Tanmoy Acharjee, Sunanda Bhattacharjee, Gargi Deb, Bijoyini Bhattacharjee Choudhury, Niharendu Choudhury, Dipashree Goswami, Shrabani Bhatatcharjee, Biswaroop Sarma, Rajat Paul, Manashjyoti Deb, Jitendra Nath, Arun Das, Subhajit Dasgupta, Pritam Deb, Budhisatwa Bhattacharjee among others. Two minutes silence was also observed. Various resolutions were also adopted in the meeting included organisation of folk festival, workshop on folk songs etc.

The meeting also mourned the death of historian and columnist of Barak Valley Dr Kamal Uddin Ahmed.