The first episode of AAJKER NATOK Bengali Radio Drama (Bangla Natok)
series by Sukti Antorjatik Shilpi Goshthi is Rabindranath Tagore's
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Kankaal (the skeleton)
Kabiguru Rabindranath Tagore
1. Debashish Raychaudhuri - as the Lekhak
2. Subhendu Goswami - as Dada
3. Sanjib Howladar - as Doctor Shashi Sekhar
4. Sudipta Chattopadhyay - as Meye-ti
5. Arijit Chakraborty - as the Narrator
this is the story of a very young woman who became a widow in
teens and then came back to her elder brother's place. the elder brother
was also single as he decided not to marry. Dr. Shashi Sekhar who was
the friend of her brother came to stay with them after passing out and
gradually the young woman started developing an infatuation for the
doctor. but the relationship finally didnt mature and the doctor decided
to marry a rich man's daughter. on hearing this piece of news, the
young lady lost her senses and poisoned the doctor and then herself.
Members of SUKTI ANTORJATIK SHILPI GOSHTHI:
Subhendu Goswami, a current resident of Cleveland , Ohio , is a
portfolio manager by profession and a regular performer of Indian Arts
in drama and music forms. His stage performances include India and USA .
He is an amateur Indian artist who loves to perform in Bangla Natok of
Sudipta Chattopadhyay, a current resident of Cleveland, Ohio, is a
doctorate in Chemical Engineering by profession and a passionate
aficionado of Indian Music.
She took talim of Indian Classical music, Rabindrasangeet and
Najrulgeeti from several gurus including Pta. Tripti Mukherjee, Mrs.
Swastika Mukhopadhyay, Sumitra Sen, Mrs. Bani Ghosh of Dakshini, Mr.
Prabhas Ghosh and Sukumar Mitra since her age of four. She has performed
Indian Music in different forms several times in India, Germany, and in
USA. Performance in India includes stages and television. In USA, she
shared her voice to amaze the audience of Rabindramela 2003, NABC, 2004,
2005, Bangomela 2008, to name a few. She sang several Rabindrasangeet
in Gitabitan Live-II as NRI artist under Dakhshini’s guidance. Those
songs were well acclaimed by the listeners.
She also has performed in several dramas, audio-dramas of Rabindranath
Tagore and other modern Indian authors in India and USA. Singing and
recitation in Bengali and Hindi languages are her life’s fervor in true
Marian Chatterjee, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, has been studying
Rabindrasangeet for 11 years under Mrs. Rama Banerjee of Pittsburgh. She
learned Bengali at the University of Washington, Seattle, under the
late Dr. Carol Salomon, re-known translator of Lalon Giti. A clinical
psychologist by profession, Marian has participated in numerous cultural
programs with the Bengali Cultural Society of Cleveland and has also
served on the board. Other areas of interest include translation of
Sanjib Howladar is a resident of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. He
is an engineer by profession and is currently working in Canadian
Natural Resources Ltd. He is an ardent follower of Rabindrasangeet and
other kind of Bengali songs.
Arijit Chakraborty is a resident of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is
a Certified Management Accountant by profession having completed his
certification from both India and United States of America. He is a
student of Dakshinee and has trained in Rabindrasangeet and dramas by
Tagore. He has also learnt Rabindrasangeet from Sri Rano Guhathakurta
for a long period of time. He also participated extensively in Group
Theatre in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. He is closely associated with
Washington Bangla Radio.
Debashish Raychaudhuri is a current resident of Kolkata, West
Bengal, India. By profession he is a professor of English. He is also a
singer, director of several TV documentaries. He joined Doordarshan as a
Presentation Announcer in 1977 and had also worked as a producer
between 1982 and 1985. He has performed and taught Tagore songs and
other genres of Bengali music in India and England. He has a number of
CDs in Rabindrasangeet and other genres of Bengali music.
Many of his documentary films have received national & international
awards. He is also the recipient of the prestigious “SAMATAT” award for
his contribution in the field of music & culture.
He heads the drama wing of Dakshinee and has directed many plays of
Tagore for stage and television.