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Sudhin Dasgupta

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Sudhin Dasgupta
Sudhin Dasgupta

Sudhin Dasgupta (Bengali: সুধীন দাশগুপ্ত; 9 October 1929 – 8 January 1982) was a prolific Bengali music director, lyricist, and singer. He worked in various other Indian languages, such as Hindi, Assamese and Oriya. His contribution opened a new horizon to the Bengali music for both the arenas of Bengali basic song as well as Bengali film song.

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Music

The years of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s are considered as the golden era for Bengali modern song as well as Bengali basic song. During this period, Bengali music industry saw numerous music directors and lyricists like Gouri Prasanna Majumdar, Shaymal Gupta, Pronob Roy, Robin Chattopadhya, Pabitra Chattopadhya, Anol Chattopadhya, Anupam Ghatak, Anil Bagchi, Jnan Prakash Ghosh, Salil Chowdhury, Nachiketa Ghosh, Hemanta Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Shyamal Mitra, Bhupen Hazarika and obviously Sudhin Dasgupta.

In 1957, Sudhin Dasgupta entered the Bengali Film industry as the music composer for film called “Ulka”. His second film was “Dakharkara”, where famous Bengali novelist, Tarashankar Bandopadhyay worked as the lyricist. He never looked back and Bengali film industry got a series of mega hits from him like “Antaral”, “Shankhabela”, “Tin Bhuboner Pare”, “Prothom Kodom Phul”, “Chaddabeshi”, “Picnic”, “Har Mana Har”, “Basanta Bilap”, “Hangsaraj”, “Amrito Kumbher Sondhane” and many more. In many of the films he acted both as the lyricist and the composer. He worked for around fifty Bengali films.

In basic Bengali song, Sudhin Dasgupta gifted the audience a number of super-hit tracks, including “Ei Jhir Jhir Batase”, “Bhanga Torir Sudhu E Gaan”, “Ami Taar Thikana Rakhini”, “Ekta Gaan Likho Amar Jonno”, “Oi Ujjolo Din”, “Saat Ronga Ek Pakhi”, “Akash Eto Meghla”, “Naam Rekhechi Bonolata” and many others. Again, he contributed both as composer and lyricist in many of the items.

The trio Sudhin Dasgupta, Uttam Kumar, and Manna Dey produced several combination in playback singing in films like “Shankhabela”, “Kokhono Megh”, “Manjari Opera”, “Chhadmabeshi”, "Har Mana Har", "Raater Rajanigandha" and others. He worked extensively with all the legendary singers like Hemanta Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Manna Dey, Dwijen Mukhopadhyay, Shyamal Mitra, Manabendra Mukhopadhyay, Satinath Mukhopadhyay, Sandhya Mukhopadhyay, Pratima Bandyopadhyay, Arati Mukhopadhyay, Talat Mahmood, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Mohammed Rafi etc.

Sudhin Dasgupta experienced with different forms of music all through his musical career. He used Baul, South Indian Tunes, Folk, and Western Chorus in his different creations.

He was also an excellent player of different Indian and Western musical instruments like Tabla, Sitar, Piano, Harmonium and others.

Sudhin Dasgupta also worked for advertisement jingles including compositions such as “Mathar Ghonochul Jokhon, Morubhumi Hoye Jai…”.

Bengali song has got a rich episode for the world of the kids and Sudhin Dasgupta contributed in that field too. He contributed to “Hingsute Doitto”, “Chotoder Ramayan”. He also composed music for many of the well-known Bengali poems from authors like Sunirmal Basu, Jogindranath Sarkar etc.

Personal life

Born on 9 October 1929, Sudhindranath dasgupta, popularly known as Sudhin Dasgupta was brought up at Darjeeling. The ancestral house of his family was in 'Kalia' village, Jessore District, Bangladesh. His father, Mahendranath Dasgupta was a teacher at Darjeeling Govt. School. His mother was a social activist in those days. He was also adept in playing various games like hockey.

It was 1949-50 when Sudhin settled permanently in Calcutta(Kolkata). This was when he gradually delved into the colourful world of Bengali modern music. Apart from working as music assistant to the legendary music director Kamal Dasgupta, he maintained his responsibility of creating songs for the Calcutta North squad of IPTA (Indian Peoples Theatres' Association). And a day came when Sudhin met Kshitish Basu of His Master's Voice (HMV) who gave him the opportunity to compose Bengali modern music. The first two modern songs composed by him was 'Kato Asha Kato Bhalobasha' & 'Keno Akash Hote' which were recorded by Bechu Dutta in 1953. And eventually the versatile musical journey began which was consistent till the last day of his life.

Sudhin Dasgupta was married to Smt. Majushree Dasgupta(Sengupta). They have one son, Soumya, and one daughter, Saberi. Soumya is an architect by profession, and Saberi is a fashion designer.

Bengali filmography

Film Name Year
Ulka 1957
Dak Harkara 1958
Goli Theke Rajpath 1959
Headmaster 1959
Probesh Nisedh 1960
Jatri 1960
Pankatilak 1961
Kanna 1962
Nishithe 1963
Tahole 1964
Dui Parba 1964
Akash Kusum 1965
Antaral 1965
Sushanta Sha 1966
Shankhabela 1966
Akash Choa 1967
Abhishapta Chambal 1967
Kokhono Megh 1968
Tin Bhuboner Pare 1969
Film Name Year
Prothom Kadam Phool 1970
Manjari Opera 1970
Joi Bangla 1971
Chhadmabeshi 1971
Jiban Saikate 1972
Picnic (1972 film) 1972
Jaban 1972
Har Mana Har 1972
Rater Rojonigandha 1972
Sonar Khancha (only as a lyricist) 1973
Basanta Bilap 1973
Nishi Konna 1973
Ek Je Chilo Bagh 1973
Epar Opar 1973
Prantarekha 1974
Sangini 1974
Sajarur Kanta 1974
Sharmila 1975
Sedin Dujone 1975
Palanka 1975
Aparajita 1976
Hangsaraj 1976
Karunamoyee 1978
Dour 1979
Job Charnoker Bibi 1979
Suvosangbad 1979
Film Name Year
Pipasa 1982
Amritakumver Sondhane 1982
Suparna 1983
Banashree 1983

Discography

List of all songs for which Music or Lyrics were composed by Sudhin Dasgupta

This page was last edited on 8 October 2018, at 11:13
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