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Runa Laila to perform today marking 50 years in music

Legendary singer Runa Laila will be seen performing on a television show today celebrating her 50 years of career in music.
The programme, Chirodiner Runa, will be aired at 7:50pm on Channel-i as part of its Eid-special package.
Directed and hosted by Somnur Monir Konal, it will feature an interview of the singer punctuated intermittently by her performances.
Runa will be seen sharing titbits about her favourite songs and memorable events from her long and eventful career in which she performed with many renowned local and overseas musicians and in numerous countries around the world.
Runa Laila reached the 50-year mark last year, celebrating it with a solo concert on April 10, 2015 at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center.
‘I am happy to have come this far. And the love and affection that I got on the way is really something,’ she had said in an interview to New Age published the following day.
Meanwhile, on the second day of Eid, the singer and her husband-actor Alamgir appeared on a talk show titled Bhalobasar Swapner Ghera. Hosted by popular actor Ferdous and directed by Sohel Rana Bidyut, the programme was aired on RTV.
On the show, the duo talked about each other, their family life as well as Eid celebrations.
Born on November 17, 1952, Runa Laila stepped into the world of music when she was only six. But, in 1965, at only 12, Runa got an offer to sing for an Urdu film, which she did, despite her family’s initial reluctance. It was her first playback song – Gudiya Se Munni Meri for Jugnu – that cast a long shadow over the illustrious career that she would have in the coming years.
Since then, she has mesmerised the music-lovers with numerous songs including Bondhu Tin Din, Sadher Lau Banailo Amay, Shilpi Ami, Jakhon Thambe Kolkahol, Ei Bristi Bheza, Onek Bristi Jhore Tumi Ele, Nodir Majhi Bole, and Je Jon Premer Bhab Janena.
Among her fan-favourite Hindi songs are Daama Daam Mast Qalandar, De De Peyar De, Aap Dil Ki Anjuman, and Mera Babu.
Runa is a six-time recipient of the National Film Award of Bangladesh in the playback category. She received a number of awards from Pakistan including Nigar award, Graduate Award, and National Council of Music Award, as well as the Saigol Award from India.
For her service to music, she also received the Independence Award from the government of Bangladesh.

news source:The Newage

EditorDesk | Published On:August 1, 2016