(Last Updated on : 14/09/2011)
Rabindra Sangeet Singers are popular not only in the state of West Bengal
, but they have a huge fan following in the rest of the country too. In the arena of Indian classical music, Rabindra Sangeet
with its entire classical aura and distinct romanticism stands as one of the primary music of India. Quite ideally therefore amongst the Bengali classics Rabindra Sangeet is in one of the top positions. India`s cultural treasure finds an articulate dimension amidst the celestial pleasure of Rabindra Sangeet, which refers to a complete body of lyrical artistry, composed and written by the great Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore
Varied themes, rich quality and most importantly that close link to the heart, which Rabindra Sangeet establishes, has made it the music of the common people whilst whispering the saga of love, nature, languishment and eternal worshipping of the omnipresent.
Rabindra Sangeet therefore with its sheer majesty, utmost beauty and ultimate passion combines the classical characteristics with the elements of the songs of soil to make the music truly stand apart as an insignia of Indian classical music. The singers of Rabindra Sangeet are famous for their talent.
Some famous singers of Rabindra Sangeet are,
--- Pankaj Mullick has been regarded as the First Man of Rabindra Sangeet. At a very young age he has learnt the nuances of khayal
and also other forms of classical music under expert tutelage of Shri. Durgadas Bandopadhyay.
Singer Hemanta Kumar Mukhopadhyay
- Hemanta Kumar Mukhopadhyay has been established as an accomplished singer of Bengali and Hindi songs after his introductory appearance on All India Radio in the late 1930s
Singer Debabrata Biswas
- Throughout his lifetime Debabrata Biswas has rendered his iconoclastic style of Tagore`s songs and it was obvious at that time his renderings were not fully recognized by some mainstream exponents of Rabindra Sangeet.
Singer Kanika Bandyopadhyay
-Kanika Bandyopadhyay has often regarded as Ashram Kanya or `girl of the Ashram` as Shantiniketan
on the model of an Ashram (educational hermitage) was reposed on. She was the direct disciple of none other than Rabindranath Tagore
Singer Suchitra Mitra
-Today Suchitra Mitra has carved a niche for herself as the most flourishing proponent and a translator of Tagore`s musical compositions. Performing arts like theatrical performances, film-acting, painting are her other interests. She has also brought forth Rabindra Nritya Natyas (or Tagore`s dance dramas) where in many of them she has also acted and danced.
Singer Rajasree Mukherjee
- Rajasree Mukherjee has been considered as the singer who has been bestowed with the divine blessings of god in the form of a melodious voice. Rajasree Mukherjee has also been counted one amongst the most reputed trainers in Indian music in East Africa.
Singer Ruma Guha Thakurta
- This astonishing multi tasking persona was born in the year 1934 to father Satyen Ghosh, also known as Montey Ghosh, and mother Sati Devi, a talented singer in a Brahmo Family. Ruma Guha Thakurta also bores a relationship with the legendary film director Satyajit Ray
as her mother`s younger sister Bijoya is married to him.
Singer Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta
- Through her performances she has always magnetized her audiences. She, unlike other Rabindra Sangeet singer, believes in playing only a keyboard as the instrument while rendering the song. She has a melodious voice and has sung some of the best Tagore compositions.
Singer Banani Ghosh
- Since the year 1961, Banani has attempted to re-introduce Tagore to the people at large through Rabindra Sangeet
and for that she has been journeying on invitations. To take part in the Rabindra-Jayanti festivities she conscientiously makes annual visits to India.