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Did you know Pt Ravi Shankar sang a Bengali Film song?

Panditji left us way back on the11th of December, 2012. But today is the day when this maestro was born and exactly 25 years back in 1990, he allowed and permitted me to work closely with him on a rare compilation on his life and repertoire of works including his singing of a Bengali film song. This is an incident quite unheard of! The design of the cassette was done by eminent designer Bimal Das. Those who were acquainted with Desh magazine would remember the cover portraits by Bimalda.

I managed to dig this only copy from oblivion. What followed were memories of innumerable conversations, anecdotes, performances and discreet submissions by him. Today on his birthday sharing his recorded song and the cover that was a pinewood case. May be soon this recording will come out in a new format. Waiting for that moment. Till then, happy listening on Panditji’s birthday!