• Wednesday, May 12, 2021
  • Last Update : 06:27 am

AR Rahman lends voice to Zulfiqer Russell's song

  • Published at 08:56 pm March 29th, 2021
1
AR Rahman| Collected

Curtain lifted on the ten-day grand celebration titled 'Mujib Chiranton' on March 26, and AR Rahman's composition was the final surprise of the night

Oscar-winning musician AR Rahman joined the grand celebration, held on the occasion of the 50th independence anniversary of Bangladesh, at the National Parade Ground on March 26, and dedicated his performance to the Father of Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. 

The song, 'Bolo Joy Bangabandhu', was penned by National Award-winning lyricist Zulfiqar Russell.

Curtain lifted on the ten-day grand celebration titled 'Mujib Chiranton', and AR Rahman's composition was the final surprise of the night.

The song was played in presence of the Prime Ministers of Bangladesh and India. Lyricist Zulfiqer Russell attended the ceremony even though AR Rahman couldn't due to the Covid-19 restrictions. 

This is the first time that world renowned musician AR Rahman composed a song for Bangladesh. 

An overwhelmed Zulfiqer Russell said, "My words were uttered by A R Rahman in front of the two heads of states in such a big ceremony! Frankly, I am finding it hard to express my emotions in words." 

The Hindi version of the song is currently making the rounds on all social media platforms and has earned praise for the Russell-Rahman duo. 

The artistes will collaborate on another Bangla song, titled 'Aj O Shuni Borjodhoni' on the occassion of Bangabandhu's birth centenary, which will be unveiled in an upcoming national ceremony.

"Everyone knows that Rahman is a globally renowned musician; very well respected; one of our greatest living musicians. But I was more taken aback by his modesty. He is a very down to earth person and I learned a lot from him," Russell said. 

Zulfiqer Russell also penned the theme song of the 50th independence anniversary ceremony. 


50
Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail