CM unveils self-composed CD of nine songs
Kolkata: Veteran singer Dwijen Mukhopadhyay on Friday released "Matri Maa" during a function at Nazrul Mancha — a CD comprising nine songs with the lyrics written by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who also composed its music.
Banerjee, who is proficient with the electric organ, composed the music of the songs which were sung by well-known singers. Manomoy Bhattacharya, Rupankar,
Anupam Roy, Nachiketa and Sriradha Bandyopadhyay were also present at the function.
The Information and Cultural Affairs department also revived "Anurodher Ashor" to relive the golden days of Bengali music. Many sweet memories are associated with "Anurodher Ashor". Aired in Akasbani between 5.45 pm and 6.15 pm, "Anurodher Ashor" was a platform from where the songs requested by listeners were played. The programme was extremely popular and there was not a single Bengali household which did not listen to the programme. All the popular numbers of Hemanta Mukherjee, Manna Dey, Dhananjay
Bhattacharya, Sandhya Mukhopadhyay, Arati Mukherjee, Ila Basu among
others were played. It may be mentioned that along with "Anurodher Ashor", Amin Sahani's programme "Binaca Geetmala" in Vividh Bharti was equally popular. To revive the golden days of Bengali music, the state government will play those age-old popular numbers on the radio. Noted vocalist of yesteryear Arundhoti HomChowdhury sang Sudhin Dasgupta's famous composition "Eto boro aakash take bhorle jochonaye" while Shivaji Chattopadhyay sang a song written by Shyamal Gupta. Surajit sang one of Bhoomi's most popular numbers "Barandae Roddur." Alakananda Roy, Haiminti Shukla, Mayor Sovan Chatterjee were present at the event.