People - Biography

WBRi EXCLUSIVE - RAJ BASU INTERVIEW | Raju-da - we will miss you | The original interview on video of the acclaimed film-maker

Raj BasuRaj Basu - our beloved Raju-da - was a hero who set out with great enthusiasm to pursue his dreams. In his very essence a risk-taker - which is partly responsible for his spectacular success at a very young age, Raju-da - an Engineering graduate from Jadavpur University with a passion for film-making, re-defined boundaries in Bengali cinema in his own unique ways.

Some say the great powers above need good people and sometimes cut short their stay on Earth to pull them over, as in the case of Raj Basu. Needless to say, Raju-da, you will live on as an inspiration to follow one's dreams in the hearts of a whole generation of Bengalees, including myself. You were, are, and will be a personal hero of mine - you have taught us what is really important and what is not.

Here is Raj Basu speaking about his ground-breaking movie Piyalir Password, recorded on Mar 19, 2009. Piyalir Password is the 3rd film by Raj Basu, after Aaghat (1997) and Wings of Hope (2001).

By Supratim Sanyal


Interview - Naresh Thakur Baul - Bengali Baul from Bangladesh at 2010 Shaktigar Baul Fakir Utsav - by Tapan Sanyal

WBRi Exclusive Interview | Baul of Bengal - Naresh ChandraNaresh Thakur is a renowned and well known Baul living in Bangladesh. He has been singing for over twenty years. He has a son and a daughter, and travels across the length and breadth of Bangladesh in true Baul fashion. He has performed internationally on invitation, including in London and the USA. This time (Jan 10, 2010) he was visiting India - the famous Shaktigar Baul Fakir Utsav Festival. Naresh Thakur's primary influence is Baul Shah Abdul Karim (শাহ আবদুল করিম, 1916 - 2009) - one of the most famous legends of Bangladeshi folk music.

Naresh Thakur Baul sings a Dehatatwa song. He also sings a song by Shah Abdul Karim Baul.

Watch the interview video recorded and contributed by by Tapan Sanyal.

Rakhi Dutta - latest album Ki Likhi Tomayreleased by Purple Music - versatile Bengali Modern Singer and Radio TV Artist

Rakhi DuttaRakhi Dutta is one amongst the young talented singers of Bengali Music Industry whom we can recon for versatility. She is very regular on Stage, All India Radio and Doordarshan.

Started her musical career under guidance of Eminent gurus like Shri Jatileswar Mukhopadhyay and Shri Kalyan Sen Barat, she has taken special talim from Shri Chandan Roy Chowdhury, Devjit, Shri Sudhir Dutta. She is a famous playback singer and we can listen her at Television Programs like Madhu Gandh Vara -  DD BANGLA [MON-FRI 6.30 PM]

Shankar Bhattacharjee and Bangla Band GaanDHaar | Singer - Songwriter - Composer from Burnpur / Asansol, West Bengal

Shankar Bhattacharya, born in Burnpur at the IISCO managed Burnpur Hospital, is the youngest of four children. His three elder sisters are married. Shankar's father has retired from IISCO. His mother, the sweetest person of his family, unfortunately passed away in 2006. Shankar currently lives with his father in Vaishno Tower in Burnpur.

Shankar founded the Bengali Rock Band named GaanDHaar. The band's compositions are cross-genre, including soft-rock, folk-rock and fusion music. GaanDHaar are: Saikat, Souvik, Ranjan, Avijit & Shankar. Shankar writes songs and composes music for GaanDhaar - his guiter helps him do so.He expresses his feelings ofsorrow, happiness and encouragement with his songs.

Listen to Shankar's music, and watch music videos of his songs.


MOU SANYAL - The Acclaimed Bengali Modern Singer with the sweetest of voices

Mou Sanyal

MOU SANYAL TALUKDAR

A versatile rising talent, Mou Sanyal (Talukdar) is a singer with a difference. Born in kolkata, Mou has been brought up in a family rich in culture. Her father Sri Narayan Sanyal is known for his contribution to Bengali Literature.

Learn all about Mou, listen to her beautiful sweet voice and world-class singing.


Pandit Subhankar Banerjee - Interview | Indian Classical Instrumental Tabla Maestro | WBRi Exclusive

Shubhankar Banerjee online interview (video)Pundit Suvankar Bandopadhyay – the Living Legend. Though he does not like salutation as Pandit or living legend but the world recognizes him as Pundit and Living Legend  so we salute him. We are proud to get him in a very informal hour long discussion with us at a Sunny Sunday Morning. We covey our sincere gratitude to him.

Watch the complete hour-long exclusive WBRi video about Pt. Banerjee.


Interview - Kabir Suman - Singer-Songwriter and Politician: "I Miss America"

Kabir Suman Songs MP3 Download

In the following interview, Kabir Suman talks about his recent entry into politics, and expresses his gratitude and longing for the United States of America and how deeply he wants to walk America's roads one more time.




Shayan Munshi - Interview - Ekti Tarar Khonje (Stars Never Sleep) 2010 Upcoming Bengali and Bollywood Movie Actor

Shayan Munshi Bollywood ActorSayan Munshi is a fashion model and a rising Bangla and Indian Hindi Bollywood movie actor. Listen to Shayan talk about his modeling, Bollywood and Bengali film career, and stories about his roles in Jhankar Beats, Bong Connection.

SHAAN - Interview | Bengali and Hindi Film Songs Playback Singer

Shaan - Bollywood singer latest albumPopular Bangla and Bollywood Hindi Film Songs playback singer Shaan talks about his career and the current scene of playback songs in Indian cinema.


DEV - Interview | Indian Kolkata Bengali Movie Actor - Bangla Cinema Hero Deepak Adhikari is Tollywood's New Hope

Bengali Cinema Hero DevDev Adhikari is an upcoming Bangla movie actor from Kolkata. Many of his movies are already big box-office hits.

In this interview, listen to Dev talk about his modeling career, background as work as an actor.


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