On November 5, Dr Salehuddin Ahmed, ex-Governor of the Bangladesh Bank, conferred a crest and a portrait of Runa Laila, illustrated by Golam Kader Babu, to the artist through an event, held at the Radisson Blue Water Garden. Rashed Maksud, country officer and MD of Citibank NA, handed over a cheque worth Tk 100,000.
Recently, Runa Laila marked the 50 years anniversary of her musical journey. The authories at Citibank NA informed that the award is a tribute the artist's exemplary success in music. Including Runa Laila, the bank has honoured 13 talented artists of the country so far.
Ferdousi Rahman and Emon Saha, shared their experiences with Runa Laila, while Alamgir, Subir Nandi, and Rizia Parvin among others were present at the event.
Somnur Monir Konal performed several famous songs of Runa Laila at the programme.