Legendary Bengali singer Sandhya Mukhopadhyay passes away

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Legendary Bengali singer Sandhya Mukhopadhyay died in Kolkata on 15 February 2022 after a brief illness. She was 90 years old. .

  • She trained under Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan and was later associated with legends like Begum Akhtar.

  • The unique feature of her career was that her songs were released during the Durga puja festival in Bengal.

  • Sandhya Mukherjee’s first record was in 1945 and her first album of Durga Puja songs was released in 1948.

  • Her first playback song was for the film Samapika released in 1948.

  • In 1971, She won  the national  film award for best female playback singer for songs in the films Jai Jayanti (1970) and Nishi Padma (1970).

  • Last month she declined the Padma Shri award by the Union government.

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