“Bendhechi amar smoronobin” was a musical event organized by Sparsh Music and presented by Theism Events. The event took place at Mahajati Sadan. The musical event was organized in fond memory of the legendary singer Late Manna Dey.
Padmashree Padmabhusan Manna Dey is a legendary figure in Indian Music. His musical aura is not restricted to India only but has mesmerized music lovers in every part of the globe. Most of us know about the fact that the legendary singer had to spend a lonely and helpless old age. This throws light on the fact that not only the common people but even people of such stature face problems of loneliness in their late life. Keeping this fact in mind, the organizers of the show collected a sum of twenty five thousand rupees and contributed the amount to an old age home named Shantinibas (located in Behala). The amount was given to the representative of the old age home Monika Roy.
An audio visual presentation on the life of the singer was also done. It showed various aspects of his life in glimpses. Srikanta Acharya, Rupankar Bagchi, Raghab, Kumar Sanu, Saikat Mitra, Sujoy Bhowmick, Indrani Sen, Shivaji Chattopadhyay, Amrita Chatterjje and many other artists of repute paid their tribute to the late artist by singing many of his Bengali and Hindi melodies.
“This is a fitting tribute to the late singer. We could not pay tribute to the singer and his body was not allowed to be brought to the city. It is with this musical event that we will be able to pay our respect to the singer whom we have idolized. His songs serve as a musical inspiration for many of us” said Rupankar Bagchi. The singer sang “Koto dure aar niye jabo bolo” and Meghla megh megher I saaj porece”. Indrani Sen referred to the singer as her Guru Dronacharya and she is like his disciple Eklavya. She sang the song “Bedhechi amar smoronobin”. Singer Sujoy Bhowmick sang one of the uncommon songs sung by Manna Dey “Dosh bochorer Bongshi muchir chele”. Some of the other songs that were rendered by the artists include ”Obhimaane chole jeyo na”, “Ei prothom kache eseci”, “ke tumi ke tumi” and many more.
Presented before a packed house, this was a fitting tribute to the life and times of one of the most talented artistes of the country.