Uma Bose

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Uma Bose (Hashi)
Born Calcutta
Died Calcutta
Occupation Singer
Nationality Indian

Uma Bose (Hashi) (22 Jan 1921 - 22 Jan 1942) was a musical prodigy.

Early life[edit]

She was born in Calcutta to Prabha Bose (nee Mitra) and Dharani Bose. Her father, who built the Mackinnon Mackenzie building in Calcutta and was a councillor of the Calcutta Municipal Corporation, belonged to an eminent family of builders. On maternal side of her family, she was a great-granddaughter of Brajendranath De.

Career[edit]

She was a disciple of Dilipkumar Roy, with whom she composed several songs.

Such was her popularity, that Mahatma Gandhi once described her as 'The Nightingale of Bengal' in 1937.[1]

Death[edit]

She died of tuberculosis on 22 January, 1942, which was her 21st birthday.

Songs[edit]

  • Aaj Faguner Protham Diney (1938)
  • Aakasher Chand Matir Phuletey (1943)
  • Rupey Barney Gandhey (1940)
  • Key Tomarey Janatey Parey (1943)
  • Jibaney Maroney Esho (1940)
  • Chand Kahey Chameli Go Hey Nirupama (1938)
  • Jharano Patar Pathey (1938)
  • Neel Pori (1940)
  • Andharer Dorey Gatha (1941)
  • Prokitir Ghomtakhani Khol (1937)
  • Tomaye Guni Jeno Shuni (1937)
  • Rangajabaye Kaajki Ma Tore (1943)
  • Mon Tumi Krishi Kaaj Jano Na (1937)
  • Nirjharini (1940)
  • Aji Tomar Kachey Bhashiya Jayee (1937)
  • O Amar Mon Bholano (1939)
  • Modhu Murali Baajey (1940)

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