31 January 2016

Ramkumar evening

This evening was dedicated to Ramkumar Chattopadhyay. He was one of the premier exponents of a semi classical Bengali song style called “Tappa”. An example of his song:

“Ei prithhibita panthho nibas
Rail-er jaatrikhaana
Thhakey na keu chiradin hetha
Korey jay aanagona”

Roughly translated..

“This world – it is a but a short stop
Like a railway station
Nobody stays here forever
They just keep coming and going”


Posted January 31, 2016 by Rajib Roy in category "Musings


  1. By Rajashree on

    Hi Rajib,
    Wonderful lyrics… This reminds of a Bollywood number of the early eighties..
    “Aadmi musafir hai; Aata hai, Jaata hai.
    Aate jaate raste mein yaadein chod jaata hai.”


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