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Jhuma Khandaker to perform at IGCC

Update : 28 Feb 2014, 06:42 PM

Jhuma Khandaker will present a musical evening for the audience at the Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC) at 6:30pm today. Jhuma is a promising vocal artist of Bangladesh. Born in Sylhet in 1973, she is the daughter of Liberation War photojournalist Nishit Purkayastha and folk artist Chanda Purkayastha.

Basically a Tagore artist, Sharmishtha took music lessons from well-known gurus such as Waheedul Haque, Sanjida Khatun, Ustad Pt Ramkanai Dash in Bangladesh and Pt Amiya Ranjan Bandyopadhyay, Maya Sen, Bulbul Sengupta, Sumitra Sen, Dr Sunit Basu and Swapna Ghoshal (Geeta Bharati) in India. She completed her MA in Rabindra Sangeet from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata under ICCR Scholarship. Presently, she is a teacher in the Department of Rabindra Sangeet at the Chhayanaut Biddayatan, Dhaka.

A gifted artist, Jhuma received the National Award (best Tagore artist) in Rabindra Sangeet from Rabindra Sangeet Sammilan Parishad in 1991. She is an enlisted vocal artist of Bangladesh Betar and BTV. She has also participated in many stage shows and youth festivals arranged by national & international organisations.

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