Veteran singer of Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra, Rafiqul Alam, popular band, Chirkutt and lead vocal of the band, Cryptic Fate, Shakib Chowdhury, along with many other young musicians of the country have sung the new version of the iconic patriotic song- 'Nongor Tolo Tolo'.
The iconic song, written by lyricist Noyem Gowhar and originally composed by Samar Das has been recreated under a campaign titled 'Bijoyer shurey notun experience' initiated by mobile operator, Robi, read a press release on Tuesday.
The song was released on Monday on Robi's Facebook and YouTube pages, the press statement added.
Commenting on the occasion, Robi's Managing Director and CEO, Mahtab Uddin Ahmed said: "Though we fought the war with bullets and other ammunitions, it was the iconic patriotic songs beamed out of the Swadhin Bangla Betar kendra that filled the hearts of our valiant freedom fighters at the battle-field and kept nourishing the nation's zeal for independence. Robi has made a small attempt to pay tribute to all those vocal fighters of our glorious war of independence with this new rendition of the famous song- Nongor Tolo Tolo. We hope the nation will enjoy this new experience with the iconic patriotic song."
Music composer and member of the band Chirkutt, Pavel Areen has composed the new version of the famous patriotic song. Hundreds of chosen young musicians and players of musical instruments have performed in the song along with many reputed musicians of the country. They were selected based on the submission of their musical performance on Robi's official Facebook page.
Sharmin Sultana Sumi, the vocalist of Chirkutt, said about the song, "The song ' Nongor Tolo Tolo ' is a part of the history of our great liberation war. We are proud to have the opportunity to sing this song again written by eminent lyricist Noyem Gowhar and originally composed by Samar Das. Thanks to Robi for taking such a great initiative. We believe that the song will resonate among the music lovers on Victory Day. "