KAIBALYA DHAMER GURU RAMTHAKUR

A book written by Dr. Anup Ghosal
(3rd Publication) on the holy spiritual ideals of Ram Thakur has been released recently from Nath Publishing. It is very striking news for the followers of Ram Thakur who are dedicatedly involved with the real democratic humanism of Ram Thakur.

Dr. Anup Ghosal’s 2nd Book, entitled: ‘Nazrulgeetir Roop-O-Rashanubhuti’ (a book on the songs of Kazi Nazrul Islam in which Dr. Ghosal has evaluated the various aspects of the creative talents and the musical personality of the great composer Nazrul) is ready to release in the forth coming ‘Kolkata Book Fair’ - to be commenced on 28th January - 2009. Interested Readers, researchers, students can contact according to these following telephone Numbers or E-mails to place orders for collecting this book:

(1) Samir Nath (owner of ‘Nath Publishing’ from which the said book is to be released)
73, Mahatma gandhi Road,
Kolkata - 700 009,
Cell No: 9830377686
Email: nathpublishing@rediffmail.com

(2) Dr. Anup Ghosal: 9831121449 (Cell),
                               2440 5770 (Residence)
Email: anupama151@rediffmail.com
          anupama151@gmail.com

   
"NATARAJ UDAY SHANKAR" is the recent (fourth) publication of Dr. Anup Ghosal. This book is indeed very interesting as it contains some rare pictures of this great artist along with lot of valuable information about his innovative style of dance that he had developed, his life and unique work. This book has been published from M.C.Sarkar and Sons, Kolkata in January 2012.
 

Music lovers first heard the voice of Anup Ghosal in 'Varsha Mangal', long playing released from HMV where he rendered a beautiful Rabindra Sangeet (Kotha je udhao holo). His next release was in 1969 from HMV, in a SP record of Nazrulgeeti.

His first major break in the world of play back singing for the movies came when he was asked by Satyajit Ray for his film 'Goopi Gyne Bagha Byne'. Dr. Ghosal can truly be called a find of Mr. Ray, the film Maestro. Can anyone really forget the strains of 'Dekho re nayan mele' as the sun slowly rises in the horizon? Well that was Anup Ghosal. Thereafter there was no looking back for him. He gave his golden voice for movies like 'Hirok Rajar Deshe', 'Goopi Bagha Phire Elo', 'Sasti', 'Atattatar Din Pare', 'Naikar Bhumikaye', 'Kabi', 'Chhadabesi', 'Jiban Jerakam', 'Nimantran', 'Phuleswari', 'Biraj Bou', 'Mohan Baganer Maye', 'Subarnagolak', 'Bancharamer Bagan', 'Harmonium', 'Ek Je Chilo Desh', 'Aajab Gayer Aajab Katha' & 'Sagina Mahato' in Bengali.

'Tujhse naraz nahi' of Masoom was one in particular that won him both critical and popular acclaim. On an invitation from Bappi Lahiri, Dr. Ghosal sang a song for the Raj Babbar-Smita starer Sapath. 'Husun bhi aap hai, ishk bhi aap hai' was a ghazal based rendering with a disco tempo. 'Sishe ka Ghar', 'Patal Bhairavi', 'Main Tere Liye' were other Hindi movies for which he sang.

He has been a top draw in the world of Bengali songs (basic disc/CD/cassettes released and releasing time to time from HMV, Concord, Accord, Tips, Sagarika, Soundwing, Biswas Records, Rag Ranjani, Bethoven Companies and Film music). His renderings be it in any branch of Bengali music- have captivated the hearts of music lovers all over the country, and attracted appreciative notice of connoisseurs, professionals, critics et al.

Dr. Ghosal is writing regularly in different prominent newspapers, magazines (daily, weekly, quarterly, yearly) of Kolkata on different aspects of music, art and culture from which Connoisseurs can understand Dr. Ghosal's mastery and depth as a musicologist. 'Ganer Bhubane' is an Authoritative Book of Dr. Ghosal on Indian Music, (Hindusthani & Karnatak Music) and Various aspects of Bengali Songs published in 2001.

'Mahanaam Mantra' is the latest product of Dr. Ghosal to be released in 'Janmastami' from Sagarika Music Pvt. Ltd. in which 'Naam Sankirtan' (Hare Krishna Hare Ram) of Mahaprabhu Chaitanya Dev is set in Indian Classical Music from Sun Rise to Sun Set.

 
Ganer Bhubane
Mahanaam Mantra
 

Sagarika Music has just released one CD audio Cassette of Dr. Anup Ghoshal and his daughter Anupama Ghosal entitled 'Je Ganer pasara niye' where there are some likely songs on Tsunami, environment and Rupasi Bangla. Hope connoisseur will enjoy this Repertoire in the forth coming Saradiya Durga Puja.

 

AAJEE SUBHODINE : (A repertoire of Rabindra Sangeet)
To commemorate 150th Birth centenary of Kabi Guru Rabindra Nath, ‘BHAVNA’ records and cassettes has recently released (September 2010) one CD of renowned singer Dr. Anup Ghosal consisting of 12 varied Rabindra Sangeet titled ‘ AAJEE SUBHODINE’.
It is the first individual Rabindra Sangeet album of Dr. Anup Ghosal. Hope music lovers will be happy to listen to these songs of this repertoire