While both singers excelled in songs of love and worship puja and prem , Kanika's oeuvre was melodious yet melancholy, plaintive yet soul-stirring, whereas Suchitra was bold and strong in her renditions. Her life has been well documented on film by noted film directors. She was made Professor Emeritus of Visva-Bharati.
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Farewell, Mohardi, you remain as ever-lit star in the horizon of our aesthetic sense. Of her bandkpadhyay, Rezwana Chowdhury Banyathe singer from Bangladesh, is perhaps the most well-known, for her striking similarity to Kanika's singing style. For this reason, Kanika is also occasionally referred to as Ashram Kanya or 'girl of the Ashram'.
Notable singers of Rabindra Sangeet. Kanika was married in to Birendra Chandra Bandypadhyay, former deputy librarian of Viswa Bharati University and a renowned poet. While both singers excelled in songs of love and worship puja and premKanika's oeuvre was melodious yet melancholy, plaintive yet soul-stirring, bansopadhyay Suchitra was bold and strong in her renditions.
She was associated with the Elmhirst Institute of Community Studies during the last years of her life. This article needs additional citations for verification. Kanika was invited to sing by programme organizers not only in India but also in Europe and America and was acclaimed everywhere for her unique rendering of the subtle nuances of emotions expressed in Rabindranath's lyrical compositions.
The couple had no children; but later she adopted her sangest sister's only son Priyom Tanaji, the name given by Mohor di. Kanika Bandyopadhyay joined Sangeet Bhavana as a teacher and in due course became Head of the Department of Rabindrasangeet and later its Principal. KolkataWest BengalIndia.
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Shantiniketan which literally means Abode of Peace was built on the model of an Ashram educational hermitage. Her gramophone records came out even in the lifetime of the Poet Tagore and there are over gramophone discs to her credit.
In her later life, Kanika receded to a reclusive lifestyle and led the simple life of an ashramite in Santiniketan. Next time when I shall go to Shantiniketan, no more shall I have the opportunity to be amidst the melodious breeze that carried her voice as often she used to sing from her house there. SinceKanika had been a regular artiste of the Calcutta station of All India Radio and gave performances at the national level in the musical programmes arranged by other stations as honoured artiste.
She participated in dance-dramas directed by Rabindranath and toured all over India as a member of his cultural troupe.
Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. It was Tagore who named her Kanika her original name being Animaalso the name of one of his books on Poetry. January Learn how and when to remove this template message. This page was last edited on 10 Decemberat However the first song recorded by her was neither a Tagore song nor a Nazrul Geeti but a Bengali Adhunik bandopadhyau composed by Niharbindu Sen.
kanima From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. My memory takes me back to a rainy evening in Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. For those for us whose youth had been conditioned by the aesthetic and cultural traditions set out by singers like Kanika Bandyopadhyay, Debabrata Biswas, Subinoy Ray, and Rajeshwari Dutta, it is difficult to write on Mohardi.
Amidst heavy rain, a melodious voice reverberated around. She was made Professor Emeritus of Visva-Bharati. Views Read Edit View history. She left behind her a school of music, with numerous students, who bore the legacy of her raibndra own stylization of Rabindrasangeet.
Generations of music lovers were charmed by her golden voice.