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Abhirup Guhathakurta is a singer in the field of Rabindra Sangeet.
Early life[edit | hide all | hide | edit source]
Born in the late nineteen forties, Abhirup Guhathakurta is a Rabindra Sangeet singer and exponent. He is the youngest son of Nirmal Chandra and Kamala Guhathakurta, from Barisal district of East Bengal (now Bangladesh). Guhathakurta's early life exposed him to people active in Rabindra Sangeet including Kanika Banerjee, Nilima Sen, and Sailajaranjan Majumdar, who used to visit his home and participate in musical sessions and rehearsals. He came in close contact with artists such as Debabrata Biswas, Subinoy Roy, Ritu Guha, Gita Ghatak and Maya Sen. Abhirup graduated from Dakshinee in 1971, a Rabindra Sangeet school in Kolkata. Amal Nag notably created a significant impression on him through his style of rendition and teaching.
Career and performances[edit | hide | edit source]
Guhathakurta has performed regularly for broadcasting from All India Radio and Doordarshan, Kolkata since 1976. He participated in all the major Tagore Festivals in India including ones organized every year by the Government of West Bengal at Rabindra Sadan during Tagore's anniversary celebrations, Bangla Sangeet Mela. He was invited by Sangeet Natak Academy, Government of India to perform in the National Celebrations of Tagore's 125th anniversary in 1986 in Guwahati.
His visited England under the patronage and invitation of Nupur School of Rabindra Sangeet, a cultural organization based in London, in 1992. The school traditionally invited renowned personalities of Rabindra Sangeet.
Under the aegis of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and at the invitation of Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation he performed at Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the Tagore Birth Anniversary programmes in 1995.
He was invited by the Tagore Society of Houston to perform at the North American Bengali Conference in 1996. He also performed in New York, Boston, and London in the same year.
Abhirup performed in Melbourne in 2001 through invitation received from the Bengali Association of Victoria that traditionally invited eminent singers of Bengali songs . He was also invited by the Bengali Association New South Wells to perform in Sydney in the same trip to Australia.
He was invited to perform at the "Antarjatik Bhasha Dibash" festival in Dhaka in 2001.
Guhathakurta performed at Dhaka, Shilaidaha and Shahazadpur, Bangladesh in 2012 as a part of the Indian delegation of three artistes invited by the Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC) and High Commission of India at Dhaka for the 150th-anniversary celebration of Rabindranath Tagore.
Guhathakurta often performed in memorial events of eminent personalities such as Shakti Chattopadhyay, Sunil Gangopadhyay, Subinoy Roy and, Kanika Bandyopadhyay he is often invited from Bengali diaspora living away from West Bengal. He also performed in a programme organized for the birth anniversary of Kanika Banerjee by Mitali, an Indo-Bangladesh Cultural Society. The programme was organised in association with the Kolkata Municipal Corporation, Metro Railway and Mohar Kunja Parichalan Samity.
Abhirup was one of the singers for playback singing in Noukadubi (2011) directed by Rituparno Ghosh. He also took part in playback singing in Shankhachil (2016) directed by Goutam Ghosh. Both the movies are popular and mentioned in IMDB.
Guhathakurta is also involved in teaching of Rabindra Sangeet and performed as judge in music competitions such as that of an Indo-Bangladesh collaboration organized Talent Search event in Kolkata.
A partial list of Albums
|Nirob Rajoni||2018||with Pramita Mullick||Bhavna Records||Link|
|Taser Desh||2018||With Debarati Some||Bhavna Records||Link|
|Eka Robi Thakur||2017||Multi||OTT solutions||Link|
|Din jai re||2017||Solo||Bhavna Records||Link|
|Amaye bolo na: Sankhachil (2016) movie||2016||A single solo song||Asha Audio||Link|
|Achho hridoy majhe||2015||Solo||Bhavna Records||Link|
|Ailo Santo Sandha||2011||Solo||Bhavna Records||Link|
|Kother Sure, Vol. 1||2011||Multi||Bhavna Records||Link|
|Tomar ashime: Nokadubi (2011) movie||2011||With Paroma Banerjee||Subhash Ghai Productions||Link|
|Uttaran||2010||With Swayambhu Mukhopadhyay||Bhavna Records||Link|
|Natho Hey||2010||Solo||Bhavna Records||Link|
|Harai Khone Khon||2010||Solo||Bhavna Records||Link|
|Gaan Theke Kabita||2010||Multi||Bhavna Records||Link|
|Pothe Chole Jete Jete||2007||Solo||Bhavna Records||Link|
|Pather Sanchoy||2007||Multi||Cozmik Harmony||Link|
|Nabo Nabo Sure||2006||Solo||Bhavna Records||Link|
|Aagnijuge Amritodhara||2006||Multi||Bhavna Records||Link|
|Chayanika-tagore-vol-2-3||2000||Multi||Saregama India Ltd||Link|
|Jiban Jure||1993||Solo||Saregama India Ltd||Link|
|Rupantaree||1992||Multi||Saregama India Ltd||Link|
|Phool bale dhanya ami||1981||With Rita Ghosh||RP Sajiv Goenka Group||Link|