Video: Dev at the Launch of Singer Shantanu Moitra’s Book ‘On the wings of Music: A Book of Journeys’
“He is an avid traveler, a good cook, a great musician and also a person who loves to live life to the fullest” said Anindya Chattopadhyay at the book launch of Shantanu Moitra’s book “On the wings of Music: A Book of Journeys”. Present at the launch of the book were Dev, Aniruddha Roy Choudhury, model Rukmini and Sudipta Chakraborty.
Shantanu Moitra had earlier written a book titled Pherari Mon which was published three years ago. The book “On the wings of Music: A book of journeys” gives the readers a glimpse into the life of the music composer Shantanu Moitra. His love for music to his first strumming a guitar to his journey to Mumbai and collaborating with eminent musicians on various projects are all highlighted in this book by the music composer. Written in an autobiographical style, the book has anecdotes, stories, reminiscences and self revelations. The book is embellished with notations and photographs to help in carrying forward the narrative.
“Where there is friendship, there is prosperity. And when we work, it is more fun. We hardly feel the stress of work” said director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury.
Dev’s association with Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury began with Bunohaansh. “He is an amazing man. I am not an avid reader and I hate reading. But it is just for Shantanu da that I am here today. I will request everybody to read the book. I have myself completed about half the book and I promise to finish the book soon. A CD consisting of beautiful Hindi and Bengali songs of various genres like Sufi, Romantic is also available with this book for people like me who do not like reading” said Dev.
The book launch session ended with Shantanu Moitra reading excerpts from the book and also singing a few lines from some of the popular tracks composed by him.
Priced at Rs. 325, the book has been published by HarperCollins Publishers India.