Do you remember the songs ‘Mora Dokhnaya Rajar Jamai’ or ‘Paye Padi Baghmama’?
It is very familiar to Satyajit Ray fans. Anup Ghoshal, the singer of the song sung in ‘Gupi Gain Bagha Bain’, is no more. The eminent musician of the subcontinent has passed away. He was 78 years old.
He breathed his last today (December 15) at 2:30 am in a hospital in Kolkata. He died of old age.
According to Indian newspaper Anand Bazar, he was hospitalized for a long time. He finally died of heart disease on Friday.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed grief over his death. He wrote, ‘Anup Ghosal’s death has caused an irreparable loss to the music world. My sincere condolences to Anup Ghosal’s relatives and fans.’
Anup performed music in Satyajit Ray’s films like ‘Gupi Gain Bagha Bain’, ‘Hirak Rajar Deshe’. The song that fans still haven’t forgotten. He was associated with music since childhood. It is said that his mother Lavanya Ghoshal was his biggest inspiration in life. He is mainly appreciated for Nazrul and Shyama Sangeet.
He joined the ‘Political Change’ movement towards the end of the leftist era in West Bengal. In 2011, Mamata Banerjee nominated him for the assembly elections. He won as a first-time candidate from Uttarpara assembly seat in Hooghly. But Trinamool did not give him ticket after that. The singer had no special contact with politics. West Bengal Government awarded Anup Ghoshal with ‘Nazrul Smriti Award’ in 2011 and ‘Songeet Mahasamman’ in 2013.