Country’s heartthrob singer, musician and actor Tahsan Rahman Khan has donated his musical memorabilia for a Facebook Live auction on April 27, Monday which garnered Tk 7 lakh and 50 thousand for COVID-19 victims in Bangladesh.
The auction ‘package’ for the highest bidder included the original Master DAT (Digital Audio Tape) copy of Tahsan’s first solo-album “Kothopokothon”, the original handwritten lyrics of his immensely popular song “Irsha” and an invitation to Tahsan’s home to experience a dinner with him along with a live performance by the singer himself with his piano for four-person.
Winner of the auction was identified as Amin Hasan who won the auction by bidding the highest amount. The base bidding price was Tk 3 lakh.
The auctioned money goes to BRAC, the charity organization Tahsan selected. BRAC’s Executive Director Asif Saleh attended the video conference and acknowledged the donation with gratitude.
Explaining his motive behind choosing BRAC, Tahsan said “BRAC is very close to my heart where I spend four years of my teaching career as part of a faculty member at Brac University. Also, today (Monday, April 27) marked the 84th birthday of BRAC’s founder Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, so this is my token of respect to the legend as well.”
BRAC’s ED Asif Saleh thanked Tahsan, informing that a total of 5,000 families will be provided with foods for two weeks with this donated amount.
Auction 4 Action, a newly found charity auction platform initiated by social influencer Arif R Hossain and renowned photographer Prito Reza arranged the auction on Monday 11 pm via video conference which was live broadcasted on Facebook.
Tahsan’s ex-bandmates singer-actor Jon Kabir and Mehmood Afridi Tony from popular Bangladeshi band Black also joined the programme as special guests, which enthralled the admirers of Black as the former trio came up together after a long time.
In addition to that, Tahsan's elder brother also joined the video conference from abroad and shared the wholesome childhood memories regarding their brotherhood, friends and family.
On April 22, Bangladeshi allrounder Shakib Al Hasan’s world cup bat was auctioned for Tk 20 lakh at the same platform, and many more superstars from several sectors have committed to participate in more auctions in the upcoming days, the auctioneers announced at the official Facebook page of Auction 4 Action.