(Last Updated on : 12/08/2014)
The name of Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta became an ineluctable name in the ephemeral world of Rabindra Sangeet
since her induction into the field. She has obtained her Master Degree in music from Rabindra Bharati University
. She has received her introductory training in Classical music under her father Shri Pabitra Dasgupta. Later on she received her training in Rabindra Sangeet from renowned artist Smt. Maya Sen. Acknowledging her talent she has been absorbed as the 'A' grade artist by All India Radio
In the year 1985, Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta won the All India Singing Talent Contest. In the following year, she has again won the first prize in Rabindra Sangeet and Bhajan in All India Radio Music Competition (Akashbani) and Atulprosadi both in West Bengal
Rajya Music Competition.
As a solo performer, Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta has released 17 Cassettes. Under the banner of established music record company HMV, she has also released 14 other cassettes and 4 CDs. She has also released 23 albums completely dedicated to Rabindra Sangeet.
She has also bagged the honour of recording the entire "Geetabitan" of Rabindranath Tagore
. The album contains more or less 2212 songs in a single album. With the name of "Ekla Geetabitan" in the year 2006 the album was released. Tanpura and Tabla
were the only musical instruments used in the album.
She has released 10 albums on her self-composed Modern songs. Them reputed music company HMV has absorbed her as their permanent artist.
In the film Ding-Dong, directed by Shri Chinmoy Roy, Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta was the Music Director, Lyricist and singer.
This eminent performing artist as recognition to her talent has received many accolades throughout her professional career like, Promothesh Barua Award for best female performance in the year 1995, Anandalok Award
as best Female Playback Singer in the year 1998, 2002, 2003, Dishari (Film Journalist Award) for best female playback for the year 1998-99, Uttam Kumar
Award for best Rabindra Sangeet Cassette ("Esechho Prem") in the year1997, Sailajaranjan Award in the year 1998 and Cha-Cha-Cha Award for spectacular achievement in music for the decade 1990-99. For her salient contribution in Indian Music she has been conferred the Millennium Kalakar Award. "CHENA FAGUN", her album of Rabindra Sangeet released in 2004, that fetched the award the "Best album of Rabindra Sangeet"(among Female artistes).