Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) in association with Shadhona, a centre for the advancement of South Asian culture hosted an engrossing and enchanting Sitar Recital Evening at IUB Auditorium in Bashundhara, Dhaka.
The eminent sitar player Irshad Khan kept the audience spellbound from the beginning to the end of the programme presenting raga Yeameni, Khambaje Dadra and Thumri in raga Bhairavi on Friday evening.
Irshad Khan is the son of Ustad Imrat Khan and nephew of Ustad Vilayat Khan, the highly acknowledged classical musicians of the sub-continent.
He was born in Kolkata and now lives in Canada. As one of the foremost representatives of the Imdadkhani Etawa Gharana, Irshad Khan is internationally recognised as one of the world’s leading sitar players and as the leading surbahar (bass sitar) exponent of his generation.
He performs pure classical, folk, world-beat and new age music and so far performed in over 30 nations including India, Europe, the Middle East, Russia, the Far East and North America.
The program was enjoyed by Dr.A Majeed Khan, President Emeritus and Founder President of IUB; Abdul Hai Sarker, Chairman, ESTCDT; Rashed Chowdhury, Chairman, Board of Trustees, IUB; Towhid Samad, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Chittagong Independent University; A. K. Ashraf Uddin Ahmed, Chairman, Finance Committee, Board of Trustees; Wajid Ali Khan Panni, Member, Board of Trustees; D P Barua, Member, ESTCDT; Md Tanveer Madar, Member, ESTCDT; Prof. M. Omar Rahman, Vice Chancellor, IUB; Deans and senior members of the faculty and management of IUB.
After the program, IUB had given crests and token of appreciations to the famous sitar player Irshad Khan, his associate and representative of Shadhona.