Ansuman Roy

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Ansuman Roy

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Ansuman Roy (Bengali : অংশুমান রায় ,19th August 1936 - 22nd April 1990) was a succesful Bengali Folk singer during the late 1960s and late 1988 and onwards. He was born to Lt. Rampada Roy and Lt. Bivabati Roy[no citations needed here], he hailed from the current district of Jhargram, West Bengal, India.

Ansuman Roy

Born -- August 19, 1936

Origin-- Jhargram, West Bengal

Died -- April 22 , 1990

Genrs -- Indian Classical,Modern & Folk Music

Occupations-- Playback Singer , Harmonium Player

Instruments-- Harmonium

Years active-- 1956-1990

Labels -- Hindusthan Record ,Inreco, HMV, Raga, symphony, T-Series

Early Life and Career

He passed his School Finals from Jhargram[no citations needed here] and carried on research work on Bengali Folk Literature and Folk tunes of South West Border of West Bengal for 10 years. He also showed interest and a special aptitude for Indian Classical Music and Light Music since boyhood.

His songs were broadcast from All India Radio (AIR), Calcutta since 1959.[no citations needed here]

He delivered lecture demonstrations on Folk Music before the research scholars in the Department of Anthropology[no citations needed here] and attended seminars at a few universities in Kolkata[no citations needed here], namely, Calcutta University, Rabindra Bharati University (1967) and Jadavpur University. In 1975, he was awarded the Bangabandhu Gold Medal, by the Government of Bangladesh for his song "Shono Ekti Mujibar er theke", written by Lt. Shri. Gouri Prasanna Majumdar and sung by Roy. This record was published by Hindusthan Records Company in 1971.[no citations needed here]

In July 1978 he went to Havana, Cuba to attend the 11th World festival of Youth and Students as an Indian delegate[no citations needed here]. He was also awarded the "Best Playback Singer (Male) for the song "Ghochang Foo" from the film Char Murti(1978)[no citations needed here]. During his musical life time , he worked with Sudhin Dasgupta,Aloke Nath De, Pulak Bondhopadhaya, Gouri Prasanna Mazumdar,Sibdas Bandhopadhaya,Mnna De,Sandhya Mukherjee,Banasree Sengupta,Haimanti Shukla, Hemanta Mukherjee, Shaymal Mitra, Ajoye Das,Manabendra Mukherjee , Ashok Roy, Jatileswar Mukherjee, Dinendra Chaudhury........... and with others at his time.

 Recorded Songs

These are some of his songs recorded with Hindusthan Record

Dada Paye Pori Rey,

Bhadoro Ashin Maasey,

Sanjheey Photey Jhinga Phul,

Sono Ekti Muziborer Thekey,

Ghochang Foo Khabo Tokey,

Aamar Betar Biha Dibo,

Boli O Khokar Maa,

Haye Haye Saat Pakey,

Ekbar Idik Paney Chaa,

Boro Bandhey Jaiona Lo,

Prem Nagarey Jabo Ami,

Ami Shuney Elam,

Aamar Bondhu Maan Korecchey,

Naa Kando Naa Kando,

...... and so many songs

Playback Songs

Ansuman Roy was a playback singer in the following Bengali films:

Chaar Murti

Ek Je Cchilo Bagh


Joy Baba Tarok Nath

Dakkha Yaggo

Renger Saheb

Maa Karunamoyee

'Musical Drama'

These are some of his Musical Drama with HMV and Hindusthan Record

Thakumar Jhuli( HMV )

Cchotoder Ramayan( HMV )

Hinsutey Daitya( HMV )

Alladin Alladin ( Hindusthan record )

Gopal Bhanr (Hindusthan Record)

Aajob Bansiwala (Hindusthan Record )

Shaal Piyaler Boney - Nazrul Aalekkhya(Hindusthan Record)

Sonai Madhob (HMV)

These are some of his Patriotic Songs of Kazi Najrul with HMV

Amra Cchatro Dall

Ganga Sindhu Narmoda

Chol Chol Chol

Amar Desher Maati

Jaater Namey Bojjati Sob

Tora Sob Joyo Dhoni Kor

Jago Nari Jago

Mora Jhanjar Moto Uddam

Personal Life

He was married to Smt Kamala Roy (Banerjee) . They have two sons, Bhaskar Roy(who is a singer in his own rights at present in Kolkata) and Antar Roy (guitarist in Kolkata), and one daughter,Meita Guha Roy(presently settled in Mumbai).