Singer Jatileswar Mukhopadhyay passes away

Mamata condoles death
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21 Dec 2017

Acclaimed Bengali singer Jatileswar Mukhopadhyay died here today at a city hospital following prolonged illness. He was 82. Mukhopadhyay is survived by wife, son and daughter.
He had been admitted to hospital since December 6 and died of multi-organ failure as his condition turned extremely critical for the past few days, Mukhopadhyay's daughter Shubhaa said. During the last two years, the singer was hospitalised several times for renal treatment, she said.
Mukhopadhyay's body would be kept at Rabindra Sadan tomorrow to allow the people to pay their last respects. His cremation would take place later in the day.
He had learnt music under the guidance of doyens of Bengali light classical music Chinmoy Lahiri and Sudhin Dasgupta, carved his own individual style, which enriched Bengali music in the 70s-80s.
Among his popular numbers were 'E kon sakal', 'Tomar Sange Dekha Na Hole', 'Aamar Swapan Kinte Paare' and 'Bondhuya Amar Chokhe Jal Enechhe'.
State chief minister Mamata banerje has condoled the passing away of eminent musician Jatileswar Mukhopadhyay here today. His death the chief minister said has caused a void in the cultural sphere. "I wished him on his birthday only a week ago Banerjee said in a message. The state government has conferred the prestigious Sangeet Samman on Jatileswar Mukohpadhyay.”, she said.  (PTI)