Lily Islam

Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC) in association with Asian Paints and Marico Bangladesh is organizing an Evening of Modern Songs by legendary Bangladeshi exponent, Mr. Syed Abdul Hadi at 6:30 PM on November 21, 2014 at the IGCC, House No. 35, Road No. 24, Gulshan-1.

Mr. Syed Abdul Hadi, born at Comilla in Bangladesh in 1940 in a music loving family, is a Bangladeshi legend of Modern Songs. Mr. Hadi was initiated to music by prominent music trainer, Mr. Subal Das at a young age. Subsequently, he has trained under Ustad Quader Jameri and Mr. P.C. Gomez in Hindustani Classical Vocal Music and thereafter under Mr. Abdul Aahad in Rabindra Sangeet and Modern Songs.

In 1965, Mr. Hadi released his first album in Nazrul Geeti from HMV under distinguished music director, Mr. Kamal Dasgupta. In the same year, Mr. Hadi released his first album of Modern Songs under the music direction of Mr. Abdul Aahad and lyrics by Mr. Abu Hena Mustafa Kamal. Mr. Hadi commenced playback singing for films since 1960 and has been an enlisted artist of the Bangladesh Betar and Bangladesh Television since 1962 and 1964 respectively. Mr. Hadi has been the proud recipient of almost all top music awards of Bangladesh most notably the National Film Awards for Best Singer 5 times and the prestigious “Ekushey Padak” in the year 2000.

Mr. Hadi has extensively travelled abroad for performances. He visited Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur, Benaras and Kolkata for performances on invitation of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). He has also travelled to Pakistan (Lahore and Karachi), China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Australia (Melbourne and Sydney), USA (New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston and Washington), Europe (UK, Wales, Sweden and Switzerland), Uzbekistan, Middle East (Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Qatar), Egypt (Cairo and Alexandria) etc for performances.

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