Nilratan Kanjilal - Bengali Folk and Baul Songs

Nilratan Kanjilal - Bengali Baul Songs Singer

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A pretty village in the district of Faridpur in the undivided Bengal (Now in Bangladesh), NILRATAN KANJILAL was born there on 1st March 1944. He is the eldest son of Late Satish Chandra and Kaushalya who both were in born folk singer. They both used to sing village songs in almost all of their daily sphere of working life. Thus Sri Kanjilal got an inherited sense of music. His grand mother could present mythological stories in an impressive manner through instantly creation lyrics. The grand mother thus made an influence directly to her grand son since childhood towards music.

He had special affinity towards folk music because of his parents’ direct involvement in the said subject and thus this has since been in him as an inherited one. Later he got the opportunity to be trained in the said subject from the famous Bengali folk singer Late Nirmalendu Chowdhury for more than a period of sixteen years.

Nilratan Kanjilal - Bengali Folk SongsAchievements
He became approved in All India Radio in the year 1980 in the subject, Lokogiti as well as in Doordarshan Kendra also, from the Calcutta Station of All India Radio and Doordarshan Kendra, Kolkata respectively. At present he is a regular artist of All India Radio, Siliguri and Doordarshan Kendra, Jalpaiguri. He is also an approved lyricist of All India Radio, Siliguri.

All India Radio Broadcast many features based on Bengali Folk songs written by him and he also has written time to time articles on Bengali folk songs some of which had been published in local newspaper ( Uttar Banga Sambad) and in souvenirs also and thus on.

Nilratan Kanjilal - Bangla Baul Songs MP3 BroadcastOn invitation tour to United Kingdom: In the year 2007, Nilratan Kanjilal performed Bengali Folk Songs in public functions organized at Birmingham, Manchester, London and Liverpool in United Kingdom. He also performed in the T V Channels of London. His tour to United Kingdom was a great success and highly appreciated by the local listeners and viewers.

Notable Performances
A few notable performances of the Bengali Folk songs by Nilratan Kanjilal shall have to be remembered and rightly mentioned here below:

  • 2007 Camden Town Hall     London    United Kingdom
  • 2007 South London Durga Puja Committee,Tootingbec, London, United Kingdom
  • 2007 TV Channel –S Live Performance - London, United Kingdom
  • 1993 All India Radio Concert, Jalpaiguri, India

Folk Songs Of Bengal by Nilratan KanjilalAbove all, the best of Nilratan Kanjilal is yet to come!

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