Runa Laila recently said: 'I’m really honoured to get an award named after Feroza Apa and I feel very proud of it'
Internationally renowned Bangladeshi singer Runa Laila will be honoured with the Feroza Begum Memorial Gold Medal by the Dhaka University (DU).
The acclaimed singer will receive the gold medal and a cheque of Tk100,000 from DU Vice Chancellor Md Akhtaruzzaman on 3pm on Monday, July 30 at Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban of the university.
Runa Laila recently said: “I’m really honoured to get an award named after Feroza Apa and I feel very proud of it.”
Sponsored by ACI Foundation, the DU introduced the medal in 2016 named after the legendary Nazrul Sangeet singer Feroza Begum to honour a nationally recognised music artiste each year.
The best student of the music department of the university also receives the Feroza Begum Memorial Gold Medal each year.
Internationally acclaimed singers Sabina Yasmin and Rezwana Choudhury Bannya were awarded the Feroza Begum Memorial Gold Medal in 2016 and 2017 respectively.