Kolkata: Legendary singer Jatileswar Mukhopadhyay died today after a brief illness. He was admitted to a private hospital in the city a few days back with diabetes, hypertension, and kidney problems and suffered multi-organ failure this morning. He was 83.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee had wished the singer a speedy recovery some days ago.
Born on 13 December 1934 at Chinsurah in Hooghly, Jatileswar Mukhopadhyay was a disciple of eminent singer Satinath Mukhopadhyay for more than a decade. He also received training from another legendary singer Chinmoy Lahiri, and composer Sudhin Dasgupta.
Jatileswar was a music teacher by profession. He had several hits to his credit, especially ‘E Kon Sokal Raater Cheyeo Andhokar’, and ‘Bodhua Amar Chokhe Jol Enechhe Haye’. He composed for several eminent Bengali vocalists including Ajoy Chakraborty, Sreeraadha Bandopadhyay, Banasri Sengupta, Sandhya Mukhopadhyay and others.
He won the best music director award for Noti Binodini (1994) and Damu (1996).