Rudrashankar, one of the leading young scientists from India has been making the country proud internationally with his work. His career in Molecular Biology took him away from Kolkata to the shores of Europe and America. This feeling of homesickness that developed during his stay abroad led him to write wonderful poetry. His poetry has been translated and made into a music album titled Achena Hathe. The album was released at The Press Club in the presence of Pratik Chowdhury, Rupankar, Jayati Chakraborty and others.
The album has eight songs which have been sung by Jayati Chakraborty, Rupankar, Pratik Chowdhury and Baisakhi. The songs in the album are a mirror of the poet’s passion for life, love for his homeland and about his loneliness at staying away from his motherland. “The poems have a lyrical quality and a natural rhythm to them. This has helped in the conversion of the poems into songs easily” said Rupankar while speaking with Sholoana Bangaliana at the music launch ceremony.
Rudrashankar said “There is a notion that people coming from the science background are incapable of writing poetry or understanding the essence of such poetic works. I wanted to bring about a change in this perception and tell people that Poetry is everywhere; it is not confined to any object. Being a scientist, I am passionate about writing poetry and I have simply given vent to my thoughts”.
Priced at Rs. 125, the music album will be a good addition to your music list for sure. Afterall, not always do you get to listen to a scientist’s poems in a music album!