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
(2) Dr. Anup Ghosal: 9831121449 (Cell),
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.
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
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