September 10, 2014
WB CM condoles the death of legendary singer Firoza Begum
WestBengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee condoled the death of legendary singerFiroza Begum. On her Facebook page, she wrote:
“I am verysad to learn that the legendary Firoza Begum has just breathed her last.Her passing away will certainly create a huge void in the world of music andculture. Firoza Begum's renditions in music are truly unforgettable.She was like a bond that bridged the cultural worldof Bangladesh and West Bengal.
We were honoured to confer on her our prestigious'Sangeet Mahasamman' award in 2012. In our first 'Agomoni' programme scheduledon 22nd September this year, we had decided to honour her with the State'shighest civilian award, 'Banga Bibhusan'. She had also agreed to come toKolkata to receive the award.
But, now it's all over.
Hardly about 10 days back, we talked to each other.To me, her passing away is indeed a great personal loss. She used to treat meas a member of her family.
I remember, on the last occasion of our meeting,she was in tears while leaving and told me… 'ar ki dekha hobe?'
Today, these words keep ringing in my ears.
Firozadi, wherever you are, you will always be inour hearts.“