Famed Bangladeshi singer, Runa Laila, who earned a plentiful national and international credits for her contributions in music, is all set to be revered once again and this time the acknowledgement comes straight from the United States of America.
Organised by the USA-based Barinu Institute for Economic Development, the program is titled as “Inspiring Women Creativity and Entrepreneurship in the Global Ecosystem” and is going be held on May 25, in New York. The program is going to celebrate the singer’s vital contribution to the music of Bangladesh, India, and the world through the award, under the category of ‘Distinguished Celebrity Legend Award’, confirmed the organisers.
The event will be held amid great festivities at the Trump World Tower, in New York. Aside from being an awardee, organisers of the event have sent Runa Laila an e-mail requesting her attendance as a special guest at the occasion.
“I’ve been invited as a special guest at the program. They will recognise me as a model of music and women development. I am so happy and proud about this,” said the legendary artist.
“It’s a matter of pleasure for me that I am representing Bangladesh in there. I hope I will have a safe return after having a fruitful participation in the event,” she added.
Born on November 17, 1952, Runa Laila is widely regarded as one of the most popular singers in South Asia, and started her career in Pakistan film industry in the late 1960s. Inspired by famous Pakistani playback singer Ahmed Rushdi, her playback singing in films – “Jadur Banshi,” “Accident,” “Ontore Ontore,” “Tumi Ashbe Bole,” “Devdas,” and “Priya Tumi Shukhi Hou” - earned her six Bangladesh National Film Awards for Best Female Playback Singer.