Today is the 102nd death anniversary of Radha Raman Dutta, a noted dhamail music composer and lyricist.
To mark the day, different socio-cultural organisations, Jagannathpur upazila administration and Radha Raman Parishad have chalked out different programmes.
The programmes includes cultural function and discussion at Keshabpur village in Jagannathpur upazila.
Radharaman Dutta was born on May 25 1833 at Keshabpur in Jagannathpur Upazila in Sunamganj. Radharaman’s Vaishnavism (worship of Krishna) shaped his musical work and led him to a life of asceticism. Raman died in 1915.
Radharaman Datta composed over 3,000 songs and was known in particular for his “Geets” and “Dhamal” songs – compositions to traditional dance forms. He has been cited as the creator of the Dhamail art form.
His most popular song include Bhromor Koio Giya, Kare Dhekabo Moner Dhukko, Sham Chikon Kalia, Bologo Bologo Shoki, Moneh nai Moneh nai, Jole Jaio na Gho Rai, Oh Bashi re, Sham Na Ki Cholila and Jole Gia Chilam Shoi.
District cultural officer Ahmed Manzurul Haque Chowdhury said Jagannathpur upazila administration and Radha Raman Parishad have arranged a cultural programme and discussion meeting tonight to mark the 102nd death anniversary of Radha Raman.
“To protect the memory of Radha Raman, the government has taken initiatives. Some 60 satak (decimal) land has already been allocated to construct Radha Raman Complex. The complex will be constructed at his ancestral home,” Ahmed Manzurul said.
Besides, 3000 songs of 28 folk singers have been collected under Jotsna project in Sunamganj upazila. Of those, 1050 songs are of Radha Raman, he added.