Published:  12:47 AM, 10 September 2018

Dhananjay Bhattacharya

Dhananjay Bhattacharya

Dhananjay Bhattacharya was a modern Bengali singer. He was a versatile Shyama Sangeet singer. He started his career by singing modern Bengali as well as Hindi songs. 

His first song was "Jodi bhule jao more/janabo na abhiman..." in 1940, recorded with Pioneer Company. His first playback was in 1943. He was best known for singing Shyama Sangeet. Out of the 24 songs in the movie Sadhak Ramprasad (1956), Dhananjay sang 23. 

He was versatile in singing major types and forms of songs including modern Bengali, Hindustani classical music, Rabindra Sangeet, Kirtan, Bhajan, Baul, Ramprasadi (of Ramprasad Sen), Nazrul Geeti, and Shyama Sangeet. 

His singing career lasted more than fifty years. There are 500 records of his songs. He was also a lyricist and wrote about 400 songs in the name of "Shri Partha" and "Shri Ananda". He was born on 10 September 1922 in West Bengal .

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