Renowned playback singer and composer Anup Ghoshal passed away at the age of 77 on Friday. He was best recognised for his rendition of the song 'Tujhse Naraz Nahi Zindagi' from the 1983 movie Masoom, along with his notable contributions to several musicals directed by Satyajit Ray. As per a PTI report, the veteran singer had been admitted to a private hospital in south Kolkata for several days due to age-related ailments.
On Friday, he passed away at 1.40 pm due to multi-organ failure. Survived by two daughters, Ghoshal's legacy in music remains everlasting. Additionally, he delved into politics, securing victory in the 2011 assembly elections from the Uttarpara seat as a member of the Trinamool Congress. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed her condolences over Anup Ghoshal's demise, stating, "I express profound grief and condolences on the passing of Anup Ghosal, who contributed to music in Bengali, Hindi, and other languages."
Actress Paoli Dam also mourned his loss, writing, "May you find eternal harmony in the melodies of the universe! #anupghoshal #restinmusic #restinpeace." Anup Ghoshal, a versatile and prolific singer, showcased his talent across various genres. Born in 1945 to Amulya Chandra Ghoshal and Labanya Ghoshal, his repertoire in Hindi included iconic tracks like 'Tujhse Naraz Nahi Zindagi' from Masoom, 'Husn Bhi Aap Hain', 'Ishq Bhi Aap Hain', and 'Tum Saath Ho Zindagi Bhar Ke Liye' from Sheeshe Ka Ghar.
Renowned for his playback contributions, he was notably associated with Satyajit Ray's movies like Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne, Hirak Rajar Deshe, Goopy Bagha Phirey Elo, Phuleswari, among others. His musical prowess extended beyond Hindi and Bengali to encompass diverse Indian languages such as Assamese and Bhojpuri.
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