Internationally renowned Bangladeshi singer Runa Laila received the Feroza Begum Memorial Gold Medal by the Dhaka University. The acclaimed singer received the gold medal and a cheque of Tk 100,000 from DU Vice Chancellor Md Akhtaruzzaman on Monday (Jul 30) at Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban of the university.
Sponsored by ACI Foundation, the DU introduced the medal in 2016 named after the legendary Nazrul Sangeet singer Feroza Begum to honour a nationally recognised music artiste each year. The best student of the Department of Music of DU also receives the Feroza Begum Memorial Gold Medal each year.
Sabina Yasmin and Rezwana Choudhury Bannya were awarded the Feroza Begum Memorial Gold Medal in 2016 and 2017 respectively.