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 "Music/Poetry


  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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