In tribute to the young generation to boost their morale amid the pandemic, Mizan Malik, a renowned journalist, poet, and lyricist, has penned a new song titled 'Aastha' which was released on August 23, 2021, on his official YouTube channel.
Close-Up One famed singers Putul and Vashon sing the song 'Aastha', tuned and composed by Zahid Bashar Pankaj.
The song, 'Aastha', got released at a time when the Covid-19 pandemic has afflicted the entire world and the youth are going through a critical phase due to the prolonged closure of the educational institutions. Many have abandoned the reading table in favour of their smartphones.
Time is passing in a state of trauma, as the young generation does not know when life will return to normal.
In such a reality, lyricist Mizan Malik wrote the 'Aastha', suggesting the youth not to give up and not to abandon their innate positive spirit.
"Our new generation is spending idle and hopeless moments without having entertainment during the deserted time as if dust has accumulated on their dreams," Mizan Malik stated of the song. "Basically, I wrote the song to stimulate their morale."
Expressing her joy about the song, singer Putul said, "I feel good after a long time singing a song that has a different dimension. He has written the song with passion and care, and we are expecting everybody would enjoy the song."
Last year, amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Mizan Malik wrote several inspirational songs, including 'Kheya', 'Prarthana', 'Bangladesh', 'Aradhana', and 'Matobad', to name a few.
Over the last 15 years, Mizan Malik has created a name for himself by creating songs for prominent singers including Andrew Kishore, Rabi Chowdhury, folk singer and Member of Parliament Momtaz Begum, Biplob, Sumon Rahat, Fakir Shahabuddin, Sohel Mehedi, Khaled Munna, and Pritam.
A well-known journalist in the country for his award-winning investigative journalistic works, Mizan Malik is currently serving as the Deputy Editor of Amader Shomoy and President of Crime Reporters Association of Bangladesh-CRAB.