Suchitra Mitra

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Suchitra Mitra

Born:19 September 1924

Died:3 January 2011

  • She was an Indian singer, composer, exponent of Rabindra Sangeet or the songs of Bengal’s poet laureate Rabindranath Tagore, professor, and sheriff of Kolkata, India.
  • As an academic, she remained a professor and the Head of Rabindra Sangeet Department at the Rabindra Bharati University for many years.
  • She was a playback singer, acted in a Bengali films as well, and was many years associated with IPTA.
  • She was also the Sheriff of Kolkata (2001).
  • She co-founded Rabitirtha along with Dwijen Chowdhury (the name Rabitirtha was coined by renowned historian and Tagore scholar Professor Kalidas Nag).
  • She was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 1974.
  • She was awarded Sangeet Natak Academy Award in 1986 from the Government of India.
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