BATUK NANDY SMRITI SAMMAN -2015

"Surbahar" was founded by the guitar Legend - BATUK NANDY in the year 1964.  Surbahar till date happens to be one of the premiere organizations in teaching Music in it's true form.
After Batuk Nandy's demise in 2001, his son - the leading Music Composer and Vocalist Nilanjann Nandy (aka Aroop Ratan) took over the mantle of the Principal and trains many students under his tutelage in Vocal Music (Rabindra-Sangeet, Light Classical, Ghazal, Adhunik, Shyama Sangeet, Puratoni) and the Guitar.
In the past, performers like Debabrata Biswas, Chinmoy Chattopadhyay, Asoketaru Bandopadhyay, Sagar Sen, Suchitra Mitra, Sumitra Sen, Kanika Bandopadhyay, Arghya Sen, Purba Dam, Shyamal Mitra, Manabendra Mukhopadhyay, Hemanta Mukhopadhyay, Pintu Bhattacharyya, Tanmoy Chattopadhyay, Swapan Gupta cretaed magic on stage in musical evenings organised by Batuk Nandy's Surbahar.After his demise, undeNilanjann's arrangement and supervision, celebrities like Banasree Sengupta, Srikanta Acharya, Swapan Basu, Shampa Kundu, Sriradha Bandpopadhyay, Bijoy Lakshmi Burman, Amalendu Bhattacharyya showed their homage to Batuk Nandy through their soulful music.

The musical theme of this year's Performance section was, 60's and 70's Golden Era of Bollywood music, comprising songs by R. D. Burman, S. D. Burman, Shankar Jaikishen, Kalyanji Anandji, Ravindra Jain, Usha Khanna etc. Songs on vocal and the guitar was presented by Nilanjann Nandy, with solo vocals by Neeharika Nandy and Ellora Nandy. 

Recipient's of "5th Batuk Nandy Smriti Samman" AWARDS:

Best vocalist: Srabani sen
Best Film/television personality: Manasi sinha,
Best Theater Personality: Dwijen Bandopadhyay,
Best Novelist: Caesar Bagchi,
Best Scientific Achievement: Fr. Sujoy Mukherjee for Alzheimer's research
Best Social Services: Gargi Banerjee,
Best Musicians: Jyoti Goho (harmonium) and Prattyush Banerjee (sarod)
Lifetime Achievement: Pankaj Munshi

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