Ranjon Ghoshal

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Ranjon Ghoshal --- Pic by Suresh
Moheener Ghoraguli in concert at Rabindra Sadan, 1979, left to right: Raja Banerjee, Pradip Chattopadhyay, Tapas Das, Pranab Sengupta, Gautam Chattopadhyay and Ranjon Ghoshal.
Ranjon Ghoshal portraying Rabindranath Tagore in 2011

Ranjon Ghoshal (Bengali: রঞ্জন ঘোষাল; born: 7 June 1955) is a founder member of the Bengali band Moheener Ghoraguli, and runs an advertising agency, Mareech Advertising in Banglore, apart from Forum Three, a theatre group.[1][2][3]

Biography[edit]

Born in a small town named Memari, District: Burdwan, West Bengal to Leela (born: 1925) and late Tarapada Ghoshal (1915 - 16 February 2008), both from Barishal (district) now in Bangladesh. Tarapada retired from a Govt. of India's political intelligence bureau posting equivalent of an additional Superintendent of Police in 1973. Leela has always been a homemaker. Ranjon has three elder brothers, Tapan (born:1945), Swapan (born: 1947) and Chandan (born: 1950), one Sister, Mala (born: 1957) and a younger brother, Kanchan (born: 1960).

On the 27th of April, 1980, Ranjon was married to Sangeeta (née Ghosh).

A first cousin of Gautam Chattopadhyay, who founded arguably Bengal's and India's first band in 1975 along with him and other members;[4] Ranjon was the presenter of the band and also contributed immensely to the lyrics. He used to handle all the media interaction, artwork of the records, cover designing and publicity material.

An electrical engineer from Jadavpur University and PGD in Industrial Management, NITIE, Mumbai, Ranjon has worked with BHEL for a few years before turning a designer-entrepreneur. He currently resides in Bangalore, India with his wife Sangeeta and two sons, Indrayudh and Abhimanyu.

Ranjon's home in Bangalore, The Yellow Submarine, is a focal point for a number of intellectuals and artists in the city. He is an active member of the Bangalore theatre scene, directing and performing plays in English with the group Forum Three.[1]

Ranjon has been instrumental in keeping alive the spirit of Moheen songs and spreading the awareness amongst the new generations. As a part of this effort he has organized the very successful First Rock Concert in Bagalore and Abar Bochhor Tirish Pore in Kolkata.

Ranjon has been writing poetry and fiction in both Bengali and English. He scripts for films and stage plays. Ranjon has started nurturing and grooming brands under a nascent venture, 'Mind It!'.


Plays[edit]

As an Actor, Producer and Director:

• Rajrokto (Bengali: রাজরক্ত) - 1978

• Baki Itihas (Bengali: বাকি ইতিহাস) - 1979

• ShahJahan (Bengali: শাহ্‌জাহান) - 1980

• Sajano Bagan (Bengali: সাজানো বাগান) - 1980

• Banchharam's Orchard - 1981

• Hayavadana - 1982

• The Zoo Story - 1983

• Mareech, the Legend - 1984

• Waiting for Godot - 1985

• End Game - 1986

• Ram-jatra (Bengali: রাম-যাত্রা) - 1987

• Baro-pishima (Bengali: বড় পিসিমা) - 1988

• Lathi (Bengali: লাঠি) - 1990

• An Audience With The King - 1999

• Jagannath, Story of a Half-man - 2001

• The Other Side of History - 2006

• Schweyk in the Second World War - 2014

As an Actor and Playwright:

• Hello Tagore - 2009

• Hello Rabindranath (Bengali: হ্যালো রবীন্দ্রনাথ) - 2010

• A Journey With Tagore - 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bagchi, Shrabonti (September 10, 2005). "Playing it right". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph (Kolkata). 
  2. ^ "One for the road". The Hindu. Feb 17, 2007. 
  3. ^ "The Bangalore connection". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph. October 5, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Song of the stallion". The Times of India. Jun 21, 2009. 

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