Veteran Ganasangeet artiste Fakir Alamgir was given Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dhallywood Music and Film Award. The award ceremony was held for the 17th time at Atlantic City in the state of New Jersey, USA. Fakir Alamgir received the award from expatriate Engr. Abu Hanif who also happens to be the CEO of People N Tech, an IT corporate house looking to support aspiring IT professionals from Bangladesh in USA. Other winners of the night included Rumana Morshed, Kanak Chapa and Tahsan Khan in the Best Singer category. SI Tutul and folk singer Selim Chowdhury got Best Singer Award in the popular choice category. Fakir Alamgir and New York Insurance President Shah Newaz handed over the prizes to SI Tutul and Selim Chowdhury.
Sonia Sweety, Afzal Husain, Ferdousi Ikram got awards as prolific Bangladeshi artistes in New York. The event started with musica performance by Fakir Alamgir. He sang patriotic songs at the event. Then Kanak Chapa, SI Tutul, Selim Chowdhury, Tahsan, Rano Newaz also took to the stage to render music. Alamgir Khan Alam, chief of the organising firm Showtime Music and Play gave the welcome speech on the first session. This year the award was held for the first time in its sixteen year long history in two sessions first at Sheraton Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey; then at York College Auditorium in New York City, New York. n