Published: Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Wahid duo holds sway over audience at IGCC

Habib (C) accompanies father Ferdous Wahid (R) on keys at the concert.

Habib (C) accompanies father Ferdous Wahid (R) on keys at the concert.

Singers Ferdous Wahid and Habib Wahid enthralled the audience at a musical programme at Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre in Gulshan, Dhaka.

Habib held the audience in sway by rendering popular numbers like “Din Gelo”, “Elomelo Mon”, “Maya Lagaisey”, “Krishno”, “Agey Ki Shundor Din Kataitam”, “Hridoy-er Pran Mohona”, “Keno Piriti Baraila Re Bondhu”, “Bhalobashbo Bashbo Re Bondhu”.

Habib was accompanied by his father Ferdous Wahid, veteran pop singer, at the musical soiree. Ferdous held the audience spellbound with numbers “Agey Jodi Jantam”, “Amar Premer Boithha”, “Emon Ekta Ma De Na”, “Mamonia”, “Ei Je Duniya” etc.

The singers were accompanied by Mithun Chakraborty on drums and Emon Chowdhury on guitar.

Habib was initiated into music at an early stage by his father. He travelled to the UK to study Music and Audio Engineering at the School of Audio Engineering in London. Habib released his first album “Krishno”, a unique mix of folk and modern music, which was an instant hit both in Britain and Bangladesh.

Habib also released five other music albums: “Maya”, “Moina Go”, “Shono”, “Panjabiwala”, “Bolchhi Tomake” and “Abosheshe” — all of which gained immense popularity both at home and abroad.

Besides winning laurels for his musical compositions, Habib won the National Film Award for Best Music Composer in 2011 and Meril-Prothom Alo Award for Best Singer in 2012.

Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC), in association with the State Bank of India in Bangladesh, organised the event as part of its regular cultural programmes.