Chenamukher Adaley (You Tube)
Subroto Mukherjee is a versatile singer who, after having established himself in Mumbai and Delhi has shifted base to Kolkata to treat the audience of Bengal with his melodious tracks. So now that Subroto is a part of the legendary Kolkata music fraternity, here’s a brief sketch of his life and learning till now.
Subroto had started singing and performing on stage from the very tender age of four and the discovery of his talent by his mother Mrs. Lakshmi Mukherjee was a chance occurrence that he remembers and cherishes till date and ever since this discovery, the family, specially his father Mr. Utpal Mukherjee has whole heartedly supported and stood by Subroto to see him scale the ladder of success. ‘
Subroto found his first mentor in his alma mater D.A.V Public School Sec 14 Faridabad in his music teacher Mrs. Anju Munjal whose organized training, strict vigil and most important of all strong belief in the little lad helped Subroto win some of the most glorious awards of his life time.
It was in his formative years in school that he won the prestigious Sur Sangam competition which had been judged by the legendary singer and composer A.R Rahman and the memories of this feat till date brings an eye to eye smile on his face.
Along with a formal education in Music from Delhi University, Subroto also took training in classical music from father son duo Pt. Arun Kumar Chatterjee and Pt. Sarathi Chatterjee under the traditional Guru-Sishya parampara. Pt. Sarathi Chatterjee, who is an accomplished musician, is also the student of legendary singers Rajan-Sajan Mishra.
From here on, with the due guidance of his Gurus, Subroto went to Mumbai to take formal training in voice culture from Mr. Vaidyanathan which also acted as the turning point in Subroto’s life as within six months of being in Mumbai he met lyricist Nawab Arzoo who gave him the opportunity to do playback singing which is Subroto’s most cherished and only dream and aim.’
After having done playback for numerous Bollywood Hindi Movies, Subroto set out to conquer the jingle industry of Delhi and very successfully accomplished his mission. It would not be an exaggeration to say that from the end of 2008 to the whole of 2009, every other jingle that may have been recorded in Delhi had Subroto’s voice. The most interesting part about this phase of his life is that he got to record songs in more than 18 Indian languages ranging from Kashmiri to Telegu and had mastered the art with such proficiency that music arrangers used to prefer Subroto over their regional artists for jingles of different regions and languages.
Subroto then went on to fulfill another of his cherished dreams, i.e. launching his first music album in Bangla which materialized in September 2012 in the form of “Chena Mukher Adaley” which sold over 2000 copies and was highly appreciated by the talent hub of the Tollywood industry. The success of his album also gave Subroto a firm ground to make a mark in the Tollywood music industry.
Subroto’s next album is in the making and by the Durga Puja of 2013 we should be able to hear his enchanting and melodious voice again.
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