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A Tribute to Satya Chowdhury


"The truth about the life of a man is not what he does, but the legend which he creates around himself" - Oscar Wilde

Satya Chowdhury was a renowned singer whose incomparable songs rocked the Bengali audience in the 1940s. He hailed from a Zamindar family of Rajashi in undivided Bengal. He was born on 17th September 1918 at 31 Grey Street, Kolkata. His father was Jatindra Mohan Chowdhury and his mother was Bimala Devi. Dwijendralal Roy was his maternal grandfather. From his very childhood, he was interested in music and during his teenage days, he came in contact with Kavi Nazrul Islam. Later he recorded many kinds of songs of Kazi Nazrul Islam like Durgamagiri Kantara MaruJago Anashana BondiMor Priya Hobe Asho Rani, etc. The most famous song being ‘Prithibi Amare Chay’- was published in the year 1945.

Satya Chowdhury had a multi-faceted personality. Besides a popular singer, he was also a famous actor. In the film Rangamaati, released in the year 1949, directed by Pronob Roy of Sabarna Roy Choudhury family, Satya Chowdhury played the leading role. In the movie Gopalbhar, he acted in the role of Sadhak Ramprasad. He had done playback in numerous movies some of which are considered classics today. In the film Kabi Joydeb, Chowdhury had sung 24 songs.

He was also very interested in sports, photography, driving, cycling, and literature. He remained a bachelor throughout his life and went on giving lessons in music to a few selected groups of students.

This great musical personality passed away on 5th December 1993.

Satya Chowdhury was a very close family friend of Sabarna Roy Choudhury family. To commemorate his Birth Centenary, a special Gallery has already been set up at Sabarna Sangrahashala. Now we from Sabarna Roy Choudhury Paribar Parishad launch this Special page as a tribute to his great soul. 

We are grateful to Sri Paramananda Chowdhury, Satya Chowdhury's nephew for rendering all sorts of help and cooperation towards building the Gallery and this Page.

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