Sandhya Mukhopadhyay’s house was razed by angry fans

Legendary musician Sandhya Mukhopadhyay passed away on February 15, 2022. Less than a year after his death, his house at D-613 Lake Gardens, Kolkata, West Bengal was razed. The brick-wood-deraj-building is crushed by the impact of the hammer. Artist Sandhya Mukhopadhyay spent many years in this house, today not even the foundation of that house remains.

At the site of Sandhya Mukhopadhyay’s house in Lake Gardens, Kolkata, only a few brick-and-wood fragments are scattered about. Some of the materials used by the artist The picture appeared to be spread. And when this news and pictures spread, countless fans and admirers of the artist got angry.

Musician Sandhya Mukhopadhyay’s house gate. Photo: Samakal

After he passed away in February last year, many thought that arrangements would be made to preserve the residence of a legendary artist like Sandhya Mukhopadhyay. The new generation of music lovers will get to know the colorful history of the artist through this house. But nothing happened. Instead, the residence of the artist became Chauchir with the hammer. Fans of the artist claim that what is happening is happening with the consent of the artist’s daughter. There is no room for debate on this. But it would be better if it wasn’t. Some of the fans vented their anger. According to them, money is more valuable than art and artist’s memory. So the decision has been taken.

Music artist Sandhya Mukhopadhyay was born on February 15, 1931 in Dhakuria, Kolkata. In 1970, she won the National Film Award for Best Female Singer for her songs in the films ‘Jai Jayanti’ and ‘Nishippadma’. He has given voice in 17 Hindi movies. Due to personal reasons, he decided to return to his home in Calcutta in 1952. Married Bengali poet Shyamal Gupta in 1966.

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Apart from Bengali modern songs, he became a legend by performing music in Bengali movies. In particular, Sandhya Mukhopadhyay became known in Bengali households as the voice of another legendary heroine of Bengali cinema, Suchitra Sen. Sandhya Mukhopadhyay also worked to raise global awareness for Bangladesh.

With the help of Bangladeshi music artist Samar Das, who set up the Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra in Bangladesh, he recorded various patriotic songs. The legendary singer gave voice to the song ‘Bangabandhu Tumi Pere Ele’ for the release of Bangladesh’s martyr Sheikh Mujibur Rahman who was imprisoned in jail. He was one of the first foreign artistes to participate in an open air concert at Dhaka’s Paltan Maidan on the occasion of the first February 11 celebration after the independence of Bangladesh in 1971.

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