Born: 16 June 1920
Died: 26 September 1989
- He was an Indian music director and singer who sang in Bengali, Hindi and other Indian languages.
- He was an artist of Rabindra Sangeet.
- He won two National awards for the category best male playback singer.
- Under the influence of his friend Subhas Mukhopadhyay, He recorded his first song for All India Radio in 1935.
- The first line of the song was “Amar Ganete Ele Nabarupi Chirantanii.”
- His music career was primarily mentored by the Bengali musician, Sailesh Duttagupta.
- In his early life, He used to follow the famous Bengali singer Pankaj Mullick.
- For this, he was nicknamed as “Chhoto Pankaj”.
- In an interview on television in the early 1980s, He had mentioned that he had also received classical music training from Ustad Faiyaz Khan’s student Phanibhusan Banerjee, but his tutelage was cut short by the Ustad’s untimely death.
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