Music lovers paid tribute to legendary oriya singer Sikandar Alam on his 73rd birth anniversary at a musical nite at the Rabindra Mandap. he event was organised by the Sikander Alam Foundation.
Sikander Alam was a rare jewel in the Odia film’s music industry. His versatility was a class apart. From devotional songs to romantic numbers, he has given music lovers a lot to cherish.
Starting his career in 1957 as a singer for Akashvani, Cuttack, Sikander Alam immediately gained popularity for his wide range of songs, be it light vocal, devotional, folk, ghazal or classical.
A Sambalpuri song he had recorded was played on the BBC, London, in 1970.
“We miss him deeply. But his contribution to the field of music in Odisha will always keep him fresh in our minds,” said musician Ramhari Das, chief executive officer of Odissi Research Centre that also supported the event organised on Friday.