Salil Chowdhury a multifaceted genius was remembered on his 90 th birthday through a mega musical extravaganza titled The Salil Chowdhury Memorial Concert & Honours. The event was held at Kala Mandir. Shyam Sundar Co. Jewellers presented the grand initiative along with the Salil Chowdhury Foundation of Music.
The Salil Chowdhury Memorial Honours has been initiated to award deserving artists. This will be an annual event, revealed the organizers of this initiative. This year the honor was presented to Dr. K. J. Yesudas (Life Time Honour), Suresh Wadkar (Special Honour for contribution to Music), Amit Kumar (Special Entertainment Honour).
Antara Chowdhury, singer and daughter of the late composer said, “It is my legendary father’s 90 th birth anniversary. There is not a single day that I don’t sing his melodies. We started working through this trust in 2002 and this would be our fourth musical venture.”
It was followed by a grand musical extravaganza featuring memorable performances by Sabita Chowdhury, Dr K.J.Yesudas, Suresh Wadkar, Amit Kumar, Mahalaxmi Iyer,Shantanu Moitra, Antara Chowdhury, Sanchari Chowdhury,Rupankar, Manomay, Anwesha,Sanjoy Chowdhury and group of chorus artiste. It was orchestrated by the renowned musician-composer Rocket Mondal and Sanjoy Chowdhury. The concert was anchored by Satinath Mukhopadhyay.