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Mahbubul A Khalid`s 21 February songs pay tribute to Language heroes

Desk Report || risingbd.com

Published: 01:20, 21 February 2021   Update: 01:22, 21 February 2021
Mahbubul A Khalid`s 21 February songs pay tribute to Language heroes

Ekushey February, the International Mother Language Day, is being observed today across the country. The nation is paying rich tributes to the Language Movement martyrs, who, on this day in 1952, laid down their lives for the recognition of Bangla as a state language.

Humming "Amar Bhaiyer Rokte Rangano Ekushey February...", thousands of Bangalis thronged the Central Shaheed Minar in the capital and elsewhere in the early hours today to pay homage to the language heroes.  The song is very popular and widely sung on the day to remember the sacrifice of Salam, Rafiq, Barkat, Jabbar.

However, many other lyricists peened songs on the occasion. Among them two songs written by poet, lyricist and composer Mahbubul A Khalid are most noteworthy. His song ‘21 February’ and 'Tomay Ma Go Kemne Daki' commemorate the history and meaning of the language movement and its significance along with pay rich tribute to the language heroes.

The songs were tuned by famous musician of the country late Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul. Kishore Das and Farhana rendered their voices to the song ‘21 February'. The other song titled 'Tomay Ma Go Kemne Daki' is sung by Nandita.

The songs have been published on the website of Khalidsangeet Besides, the songs  has also been released on YouTube's  'Khalid Sangeet' channel.

Besides, Mahbubul A Khalid penned and tuned another song which encourages us about the correct use Bengali Language and urge us to retain the honour of the language as supreme sacrifice needed for the right of the mother tongue. Sabrina Nowshin gave her voice to the song titled ‘O re Bangali Bangladeshi’.

Mentionable, the poems and songs written by Mahbubul A Khalid contain national, religious and social festivals of different religions. He writes and composes songs for all humankind irrespective of race, religion and caste. To him, music is not for any race or religion, music is for everyone. His songs and poems are rich with the message of love and humanity.

The main feature of Mahbubul A Khalid’s songs is to highlight the aspects of human rights for which his songs deal with the themes of the sufferings of the human being, their possibilities, social awareness, religious and social festivals of all religions along with other human-welfare issues.

Augustin Sujan/Nasim