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Tagore singer Dwijen Mukhopadhyay dies

  • Published at 05:10 pm December 24th, 2018
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The famed singer breathed his last on December 24 at 1:50pm due to natural causes | Facebook

Reports in the West Bengal media said Dwijen had been suffering from poor health since August, and became bed-ridden due to multiple afflictions. He was admitted to SSKM Hospital in Kolkata several times, the last time being  at the end of September, over lung complications

Musician, composer and Rabindra Sangeet singer Dwijen Mukhopadhyay died on Monday afternoon in a Kolkata hospital. He was 91. 

Reports in the West Bengal media said Dwijen had been suffering from poor health since August, and became bed-ridden due to multiple afflictions. He was admitted to SSKM Hospital in Kolkata several times, the last time being at the end of September, over lung complications.

Dwijen Mukhopadhyay was born on November 12, 1927 in Kolkata.

In a career spanning six decades, Dwijen performed as a Tagore artist, a playback singer in many films and as a composer.

Notable among songs he performed in films, “Rekho Ma Deshere Mone” and “Akdin Fire Jabo Chole.” He reached the peak of his popularity for singing “Jago Durga.”

Dwijen performed in Bangladesh many times. For his numerous achievements he received the Indian government’s second highest civilian honor Padma Bhushan in 2010. He also received Banga Bibhusan from the state of West Bengal in 2011.