Dhananjay Bhattacharya

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Dhananjay Bhattacharya
Born (1922-09-10)September 10, 1922
West Bengal
Origin India
Died December 27, 1992(1992-12-27) (aged 70)
Kolkata
Genres Adhunik Bangla Gaan (Bengali Modern Songs), Shyama Sangeet
Occupation(s) Singer

Dhananjay Bhattacharya was one of the finest modern Bengali singers. He was a great versatile Shyama Sangeet singer. He was eight years elder than his younger brother Pannalal. He studied in Rivers Thompson School, Bally, Howrah.

Singing career[edit]

He started his career by singing modern Bengali as well as Hindi songs. His first song was "Jodi bhule jao more/janabo na abhiman..." in the year 1940, recorded from Pioneer Company. His first playback however was in the year 1943. He was best known for singing Shyama Sangeet. Out of the total 24 songs in the movie Sadhak Ramprasad(1956), Dhananjay sang 23 songs. He was versatile in singing major types and forms of songs including Modern Bengali, Hindustani Classical Music, Rabindra Sangeet, Kirtan, Bhajan, Baul, Ramprasadi(of Ramprasad Sen), Nazrul Geeti, Shyama Sangeet etc. His singing career lasted more than fifty years. No. of records of his songs is 500. He was also a lyricist and wrote near about 400 songs in the name of "Shri Partha" and "Shri Ananda". He acted in a few films like "Nababidhan", "Pasher Bari", etc. In the film 'Pasher Bari'his song 'Rimjhim Ei Kigo Barasha' composed by Salil Chowdhury was an instant hit. 'Matite Janmo Nilam', 'Ei Jhir Jhir Jhir Batase',Jhanana Jhanana Baje' were some other major hits and still popular.

Personal life[edit]

Dhananjay was married and had three sons and out of them only Dipankar has taken the onus upon him to carry the legacy of his father. Some people[clarification needed] say that he and Pannalal both wanted to please Kali by offering her their songs. According to them Dhananjay received the grace of the divine mother, but Pannalal didn't, and so he committed suicide, and after his death, Dhananjay bore the responsibility of Pannalal's family, along with his own. In his last days, Dhananjay stayed in a mess away from his house due to some unknown reasons.


Selected career[edit]

As Playback singer[edit]

  • Mahaprasthaner Pathey (1952)
  • Yatrik (1952)
  • Swamiji
  • Naba Bidhan (1954)
  • Rani Rashmoni (1955)
  • Shreebatsa Chinta (1955)
  • Godhuli(1955)
  • Sadhak Ramprasad (1956)
  • Tansen (1958)
  • Bandhan (1962)
  • Debitirtha-Kamrup(1967)
As Playback Singer
  • Ardhangini (1955)
  • Chalachal
  • Bardidi
  • Mejdidi
  • Babla
  • Kalo Bou
  • Dhooli (1954)
  • Behula Lakshindar
  • Badsha
  • Sati Kankabati
  • Sahar Theheke Durye
  • Aleya
  • Jai Ma Tara (1978)
  • Rupasi (1980)
  • Sadhak Banakhyapa
  • Chandranath
  • Debtirtha Kalighat
  • Tamasha
  • Asampta
  • Maharaj Krisnachandra
  • Bireswar Vivekanada
  • Kamalakanta
  • Yata Mat tata Mat
  • Adya Shakti Mahamaya
  • Chaitali etc.
  • Saheb Bibi Golam

As Actor[edit]

  • Naba Bidhan(1954) as Abinash
  • Sharey Chuattor(1953)
  • Pasher Bari
  • Shoshur Bari

As Playback Singer[edit]

  • Badshah (1963)
  • Bhagwan Sri Krishna Chaitanya
  • Adrysha Manush
  • abire rangano

Chaitali

As Music Director in Films[edit]

  • Ladies Seat
  • Joy Ma Tara (1978)

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