Topic: Budhbarer Boithok – Rajanikanta Sen and D.L. Roy Birth Anniversary

Jul 21, 2021 06:00 PM Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi

As a part of Rabindra Bharati Society’s on-going 75th Foundation Day, a virtual programme was held to reminisce the life and works of two great sons of Bengal, viz. Dwijendra Lal Roy and Rajanikanta Sen, whose birth anniversaries were celebrated on 13th and 18th July respectively. Both of them earned fame and repute for their songs and literary works composed within their short span of lives. General Secretary, Siddhartha Mukhopadhyay touched on the life of D. L. Roy while Sanjukta Bhaduri spoke on the life of Rajanikanta Sen with a line of few songs in between and how he was inspired by Rabindra Nath Tagore in his later years. Eminent singer Rina Dolon Bandopadhyay narrated about the various aspects of Dijendrageeti and also sang one. On her request Himadri Mukherjee sang “oi moha sindhur opar theke”. Arijit Roy Choudhury, guest artist, sang two songs taught by his guru, 105 year old Dilip Kumar Roy, who happened to be the grandson of D. L. Roy, followed by Suparna Ghosh’s song penned by Rajanikanto Sen. Then Riddhi Bandopadhyay, a member of the Society and singing teacher spoke of the two legends and rendered two songs. Dr. Utsab Das, guest artist, also a student of Dilip Kumar Roy, sang two melodious songs, followed by a rendition by Society’s member Joyashree Dey. Bulbuli Ghosh, a senior member, thanked the speakers and singers for giving their time towards making the evening worthy of remembering. The programme ended with a touching documentary titled “Kanto Kobi Rajanikanto” on the life of Rajanikanta Sen, directed by Arup Kumar Dey, who narrated what difficulties he had to face while filming this documentary. It brought tears to the eyes of all viewers. The evening ended with Siddhartha Mukhopadhyay apprising all present of the forth coming programme.

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