Purba Dam, veteran Rabindra Sangeet stalwart, passes away at 85 in Kolkata

A true disciple of legendary Rabindra Sangeet singer Suchitra Mitra, Dam regaled listeners with her rendition of songs like 'Modhur tomar sesh je na pai prohor holo sesh/Bhuban jure roilo lege anando abesh'

Press Trust of India September 19, 2020 15:21:48 IST
Purba Dam, veteran Rabindra Sangeet stalwart, passes away at 85 in Kolkata

Purba Dam was a disciple of the Rabindra Sangeet singer Suchitra Mitra. Image via Twitter

Kolkata: Veteran Rabindra Sangeet exponent Purba Dam died at her residence in the city on 19 September, family sources said. She was 85.

Dam died of cardiac arrest at her Dhakuria residence in south Kolkata this morning, they said.

She is survived by her husband and daughter.

A true disciple of legendary Rabindra Sangeet singer Suchitra Mitra, Dam regaled listeners with her rendition of songs like 'Modhur tomar sesh je na pai prohor holo sesh/Bhuban jure roilo lege anando abesh,' 'Ami phirbo na re' in her distinctive gayaki style and became a known face among the audience in the 80s.

Purba Dam veteran Rabindra Sangeet stalwart passes away at 85 in Kolkata

The Rabindra Sangeet exponent was a well-known artist of this musical genre in the 1980s, popular for her distinctive gayki. Image via Twitter

Condoling Dam's demise, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee recalled her cordial relation with the singer who was conferred Sangeet Samman by the state in 2013.

"Dam got recognition as a prominent Rabindra Sangeet exponent in the 80s. Her death created a void in the world of music," Banerjee said and offered her condolences to the bereaved family.

Rabindra Sangeet exponent Sumitra Sen said in a statement "Purba Dam has gone to tivine world of music, she left behind a rich repertoire of songs.

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