|(From top) Amit Kumar, Anup Ghoshal and Bhoomi at a gig
Come monsoon, music connoisseurs in the capital would have a reason to cheer.
Noted singer Amit Kumar, son of the legendary Kishore Kumar, Anup Ghoshal, Shubhomita and Calcutta-based band Bhoomi would perform at a cultural programme organised by Rabindra Bhavan.
The date of the programme is yet to be fixed, however. Sandip Roy, a member of the Rabindra Bhavan, said the event would be organised either in the last week of June or the first week of July.
“The date will be fixed soon,” Roy told The Telegraph.
While Amit is still remembered for songs like Yaad aa rahi hai from Love Story and Dil dil ka yeh kaam hai from Raju Chacha, Anup’s songs Tujhse naraaz nahi zindagi from Masoom is a timeless classic.
The young and old alike still remember Bhoomi’s Tomar dekha nai re and Maajh doriyae among their other popular Bengali songs.
“We were trying to get a nod from these musical stars for a long time. They have finally confirmed their visit. The members of the Rabindra Bhavan, naturally are over the moon, as these music masters would perform at Rabindra Bhavan for the first time,” Roy told The Telegraph.
Rabindra Bhavan would organise a five-day cultural programme and these singers have been invited to perform in the event.
“Everyday, one of the performers would entertain the audience during the event. The fifth performer has not been finalised yet. The name would be announced soon. The final dates of the five-day event would be publicised shortly,” Roy said.
Music aficionados would, however, have to shell out Rs 100 per day for the passes to enjoy the performance. All the shows would be held in the evening.
This is, however, not the first time that the bhavan would be organising a star-studded event.
Last year, Odissi dancer Dona Ganguly, wife of former Team India skipper Sourav Ganguly, had performed Rabindranath Tagore’s dance drama Chitrangada with her troupe.
In 2011, popular Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee had performed on stage at Rabindra Bhavan.
“The bhavan, from time to time, organises such cultural programmes for residents. These performances help people unwind and take a break from their hectic lives,” Roy said.
The bhavan members said they hoped that Amit, apart from belting out his own tracks, would also sing some of his father’s evergreen numbers. “There is no doubt about Amit being a great singer. We would definitely love to hear his songs but listening to Kishore’s songs would be an icing on the cake,” Amit Das, a member of the bhavan, told The Telegraph.
Residents of the capital are naturally excited at the prospect. “I did not get an opportunity to hear his father sing. I do not want to miss the chance of listening to Amit,” said Sneha Singh (36), a resident of Boring Road.
“I am a great fan of Amit Kumar. I am looking forward to his performance,” said 25-year-old Nupur Mishra.