Pulak Bandyopadhyay

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Pulak Bandyopadhyay (2 May 1931-7 September 1999) was a Bengali Indian lyricist, songwriter and music composer of Bengali cinema.[1] He died on 7 September 1999.[2]

Early life[edit]

He was born and brought up in Howrah. His family had close links with art circles, in particular in drama, literature, and music. He was a graduate of the Scottish Church College, in Calcutta.[1]

Career[edit]

He experimented with various genres and in the process contributed richly to the evolution of musical compositions in Bengali cinema during the 1960s and 1970s.[3] The sheer spontaneity of his compositions made him a much sought after lyricist. Famous Bengali and Bollywood artistes like Hemanta Mukherjee, Manna Dey, Geeta Dutt, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Haimanti Shukla, Shyamal Mitra, Bhupen Hazarika, Pratima Banerjee, Utpala Sen, Arundhati Holme Chowdhury, Satinath Mukherjee, Anup Ghoshal and Arati Mukherjee sang his compositions.[1][4][5] In 1966 film Sankhabela, he wrote two evergreen songs- "Ke Prothom Kachhe Esechho" (Lata Mageshkar and Manna Dey) and Aaj Mon Cheyeche" (Lata Mangeshkar). In 1969 film Prothom Kadam Phool, he wrote "Ami Shri Shri Bhojo Hori Manna".

Death[edit]

On September 7, 1999, he committed suicide by jumping off a launch into the Hooghly river.[3]

Notable songs[edit]

  • Doore doore kachhe kachhe
  • Ami sri sri Bhojohori Manna
  • Agoon legechhe
  • Dau dau dau jole duranto bonhi
  • Lajboti nupurer rini jhini jhini
  • Kotodin pore ele, ektu bosho
  • Shedin tomay dekhechhilam
  • Ogo kajol noyona horini
  • Shei to abar kachhe ele
  • O Lolita, oke aaj chole jete bolna
  • Jani tomar premer jogyo ami to noi
  • Abar hobe to dekha
  • Dorodi go
  • Kothay kothai je raat hoye jai
  • Amar bolar kichhu chhilona
  • Aaj mon cheyechhe
  • Dweep jwele oi tara
  • Ami tomar kachhei phire ashbo
  • Sobuj Pahar dake
  • Esho pran bhorono doinyo horono he
  • Tomay keno laagchhe eto chena
  • Meghla bhanga rod uthechhe
  • Tomar du chokhe amar swapno aanka
  • Boro saadh jaage ekbar tomai dekhi
  • Tumi onek jotno kore amay dukkho dite cheyechho

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