Renowned singer Ferdousi Rahman received the lifetime achievement award 2008 at the Meril-Prothom Alo Award ceremony yesterday for her outstanding contribution to Bangla music.
Prof Abdullah Abu Sayeed, chairman of Biswa Sahitya Kendra, gave away the award to Ferdousi Rahman at the gala award ceremony at Bangladesh-China Friendship Conference Centre in the capital.
Receiving the award, Ferdousi donated the prize money -- Tk one lakh -- to the Prothom Alo fund for acid victims.
The Meril-Prothom Alo Award-2007 for best singer went to Bappa Muzumder while Balam won the best male singer award and Fahmida Nabi best female singer award. LRB walked off with the award for best band.
Imon won the award for best male model while Monalisa for best female model.