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Salil Chowdhury's 94th birthday today

  • Published at 08:40 pm November 18th, 2019
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 Salil produced nearly 2,000 songs in 11 different languages spoken in India. He was also accomplished in playing the flute, esraj, violin, and piano

Legendary Indian songwriter, music director, lyricist, writer, and poet Salil Chowdhury was born on this day, November 19, some 94 years ago. Jaltaranga, a musical troupe in Bangladesh, will organize an event on Friday, to reminisce about the life of Salil, the composer, and perform some of his classic songs, and poetries.  

The event will be held at the Shawkat Osman Memorial Auditorium at Central Public Library, located in the capital's Shahbag.

Born in Gazipur, West Bengal, Salil Chowdhury predominantly composed music for Bangla, Hindi, and Malayalam films. Considered to be a master in various genres of music, Salil is most fondly remembered for re-shaping and promoting Bangla songs in the most diverse ways possible. Salil produced nearly 2,000 songs in 11 different languages spoken in India. He was also accomplished in playing the flute, esraj, violin, and piano. 

As a musical troupe and a cultural organization, Jaltaranga started its journey in 2014. It is renowned for organizing stand-out programs with a beautiful melody. The group consists of 20 enthusiastic singers. The chairperson of the organization is Masuda Khan, and the general secretary is Zakir Hossain Tapan.