JABAB DAO - Lyrics, Music, Composition: Shankar Bhattacharjee
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.
Burnpur is a historic steel city in India, close to the town of Asansol. Burn & Co. promoted The Indian Iron & Steel Co. Ltd. (IISCO) in 1918. G.H.Fairhurst is credited with having founded the plant at Burnpur. The first two state-of-the-art blast furnaces went into operation in IISCO in the early 1920s. Unfortunately, primarily due to militant trade unionism and technological obsolescence, IISCO is today only a distant shadow of its WW-II era glory.
Ajana Path by Shankar Bhattacharjee: Lyrics: Barunthakur, Music: Pinaki Bhattacharya
Shankar was influenced early on by his youngest sister who teaches Rabindra Sangeet. His love for the game of Cricket did not get in the way of his fascination of Music. Shankar took lessons from Moloy Chakraborty and his sister, and started performing vocal solos on stage from 2007. He currently is the vocalist with many Orchestras from Asansol, Behrampur, Kolkata, Patna and other places.
GaanDHaar Bangla Band - Slideshow
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 of sorrow, happiness and encouragement with his songs.
Along with Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar, Shankar's inspirations include the New Delhi based band Euphoria and Kolkata-based Fossils.
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