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Rezwana Choudhury Bannya

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Genres  Rabindra Sangeet
Name  Rezwana Bannya
Website  www.rezwanabannya.com

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Occupation(s)  singer, associate professor
Instruments  vocal, harmonium, esraj
Role  Singer · rezwanabannya.com
Albums  Swapner Aabhase, Sudurer Mita, Ononto Gogone
Similar People  Debabrata Biswas, Suchitra Mitra, Sagar Sen, Indrani Sen, Srabani Sen
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Native name  রেজওয়ানা চৌধুরী বন্যা
Education  Visva-Bharati University

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Rezwana Choudhury Bannya is a Bangladeshi singer. She is an exponent of Rabindra Sangeet, the songs written and composed by Rabindranath Tagore. She won Independence Day Award (2016) by the Government of Bangladesh.

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Early life

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Rezwana was born in Rangpur, Bangladesh to her parents Mazharuddin Khan and Ismat Ara Khan. Her early singing lessons started with her uncle Abdul Ali that continued later under the tutelage of Sanjida Khatun and Atiqul Islam at Chhayanat and Bulbul Academy of Fine Arts (BAFA) in Dhaka. As she continued taking lessons in music and singing, she also joined the Economics Program at the university after completion of her schooling. However, soon her inner- self-came to the realization that music was her destiny. She received a scholarship from the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) to study in Santiniketan, the university that was founded by Tagore himself. She took lessons from artists including Kanika Bandyopadhyay, Nilima Sen, Shoilajaranjan Mazumdar, Santidev Ghosh, Gora Sarbadhikary, Manju Bandyopadhyay and Asesh Bandyopadhyay.

Career

Bannya is currently an associate professor in the Department of Music at the University of Dhaka. She also founded Shurer Dhara in 1992, a school for learning music in Dhaka.

In 2010, in order to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, she brought out a complete audio version of Gitobitan, called Sruti Gitobitan.

Awards

  • Ananda Sangeet Puroshkar for being the best female Rabindra Sangeet artist (2002)
  • Gaane Gaane Gunijon Shongbardhona (2011)
  • Sangeet Samman Puroshkar from the Ministry of Culture, India in 2013
  • Independence Day Award (2016)
  • Banga Bhushan (2017)
  • Firoza Begum Memorial Gold Medal (2017)
  • References

    Rezwana Choudhury Bannya Wikipedia


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