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Bengali playback singer Gitashree Sandhya Mukhopadhyay passes away

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a Twitter post that India's cultural world is a lot poorer in losing Gitashree Sandhya Mukhopadhyay.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 16 Feb 2022, 10:22 am

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Legendary Bengali playback singer Gitashree Sandhya Mukhopadhyay (Sandhya Mukherjee) passed away on Tuesday. She was 90.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed deep grief over the demise of Gitashree Sandhya Mukhopadhyay in a series of tweets and said India's cultural world is a lot poorer in losing her.

“The passing away of Gitashree Sandhya Mukhopadhyay Ji leaves us all extremely saddened. Our cultural world is a lot poorer. Her melodious renditions will continue to enthral the coming generations. My thoughts are with her family and admirers in this sad hour. Om Shanti,” Modi tweeted.

Gitashree received Banga Bibhushan, the highest civilian honour of the Indian state of West Bengal in 2011, and in 1970, she won the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for her songs in the films Jay Jayanti and Nishi Padma.

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The music icon, who was also a celebrated composer, was born at Dhakuria in Kolkata on October 4, 1931. 

 

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