Published: Monday, May 6, 2013

A 7-year-old singer enthralls audience

Md. Russell sings at the programme.

Md. Russell sings at the programme.

Md. Russell, an emerging talent from Kurigram district, enthralled a large audience in Joypurhat district recently, at a concert. The seven-year-old has taken to singing as a profession to add to the meagre family income.
The concert was held at Abul Kashem Maidan in Joypurhat Sadar upazila. Russell impressed thousands of people with his voice, performing 12 songs, including folk, contemporary and Bhawaiya numbers.
He started the programme by singing “Shoa Chan Pakhi”.
Later, he sang three more songs encore and wrapped up the concert with “Amar Shonar Moina Pakhi”.
Md. Anwar Pervez, a playback signer, was among those present at the programme. He affectionately hugged Russell and said, “We have much to learn from him”.
But the talented young boy has heavy responsibilities on young shoulders. “He supports us financially through his singing,” an emotional Md. Belal Hossain — Russel’s father — said.