For a short biography of Suchitra Mitra,
For a list (incomplete) of Tagore songs sung by Suchitra Mitra,
For the music academy, Rabitirtha, founded by Suchitra Mitra (and a rich collection of Suchitra Mitra pictures)
For more photographs of Suchitra Mitra,
Visit the homepage of Shantideb Ghosh, the Guru of Suchitra Mitra,
Listen to a song by Suchitra Mitra
For an interview with Suchitra Mitra
An excerpt on Suchitra Mitra from a Hungarian website
(thanks to Dr. Laszlo Gutai of Intel for help with translation).
"... Suchitra Mitra, the outstanding singer, studied Tagore music for 5 years from 1941 at the Santiniketan University-ashram established by Tagore. She decided to devote her whole life to the songs of Rabindranath: she has been singing and teaching ever since. I hardly heard any music comparable to Suchitra Mitra's, except her Tagore record issued in 1973. Her most beautiful songs (e.g. "Tumi usar bindu", or the closing "Era parkey apan karey") aptly evoke the miserable sadness and at the same time the uncomparable beauty of our existence..."
Two poems by renowned Bengali poets
Akaash Jokhon Chokshu bojey
Tokhon Jemon Shobai Khojey
Temon abaar katley Andhaar
Surya uthley pher
Amra shobai khoj kori kaar ?
Tari ganer jyotsnajoley
Tai to takey shilpi boley
Bondhu boley jani.
-- Kabi Nirendranath Chakroborty
Ei konther shobdodhwani kothay pouchhoy.
Jekhaney kachhey durey hridaytapey batash kapey
Jekhaney akaash miliye jay mohashunyer nilshabujey.
Ei kontho Suchitra Mitra.
Ami ghorer modhye gaan shuni.
Ghor ? Koi Ghor ?
Ami to ek Ononto Bhuboney !!
--- Kabi Arun Mitra
To see few photographs of Suchitra Mitra,
I could not get good English translation of the above two Bengali poems. If any body has any suggestion please send mail to email@example.com
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