Mahanayak Uttam Kumar was again remembered by the Kolkatans and the Bangalis at large on his 33rd death anniversary and Rupomonjori which is an institution working to preserve the memories of the Mahanayk and legendary Bengali singer Hemant Mukhopadhyay organized an evening where leading singers of the town came together to sing a few songs from the Mahanayak’s many memorable Bengali movies.
Along with the other singers who sang in the event, Subroto Mukherjee who is just about ready to make a mark in Tollywood after having done a lot of playback singing in Mumbai and jingles in Delhi also sang one of Uttam Kumar’s most popular numbers “Asha Chilo, Bhalobasha Chilo” which got ready appreciation from the audience. The ever so humble Subroto told the media, “I am honored to have this wonderful opportunity of sharing stage with some of the most popular singers of the city and I sincerely hope that I will soon be able to make a place for myself in the hearts of the people of Bengal with my singing”. Subroto’s honest efforts are sure to pay off well and soon indeed.
Subroto has also won many a national titles for his singing and has also won accolades in some of the most popular singing competitions/reality shows of popular TV channels. Awards and appreciations have come Subroto’s way right from his early child hood and the achievement list in chronological order goes as:
2001: Most preferred candidate in school’s cultural exchange program; was sent to England to sing in a special occasion for England’s highest authority, the Queen.
2003: National level singing competition Sur Sangam; Subroto adjudged winner by none other than A.R. Rahman.
2008: Sony TV’s Indian Idol 2008; Subroto finished in Top 15.
These achievements are just a few that we could put our fingers on but apart from these, titles and awards bestowed upon the very talented Subroto are too many.
Subroto is currently slogging to fulfill his father’s dream of seeing his son as an established playback singer in the Kolkata Tollywood film industry and we wish him the very best for his efforts.