Images of Lalon
Lalon and the power of his words and music hardly need any introduction, transcending the bounds of race, religion and the politics of identities. Lalon Mela, an annual celebration of Lalon Fakir's philosophies and music is organised by the Lalon Academy for three days around the time of his death anniversary in the Bengali month of Kartik (around November). The event is held in Cheuria, Kushtia, Lalon's birthplace where fans, followers of his philosophy, lovers of his music from all over the country and also from India meet, play music and have discussions and exchange ideas among themselves. The mela which is usually a huge event was somewhat dimmed this year as RAB security and the month of Ramadan set in around the same time. Our photographer Amirul Rajiv was there to cover the event.