Submitted by WBRi on Sat, 09/11/2010 - 13:19.
By Kohinoor Dasgupta
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
On the evening of Tuesday, September 7, 1999, lyricist Pulak
Bandyopadhyay killed himself by jumping off a launch into the Hooghly
river at Howrah. He was 68. His body was retrieved on Thursday,
September 9, 1999. Words were in short supply in the suicide note he
left behind. After having worn his heart on his sleeve as a professional
writer for four decades, he had nothing more to say.
lived in Howrah. He was educated at Scottish Church College, Calcutta.
He came from a family that enjoyed the Arts — drama, literature, music.
Many of his songs were written for Bangla movies, tailored to suit
“situations” outlined by screenplay writers and directors. The rest were
songs written for the Puja releases and other albums of well-known