Ramkumar Chatterjee : four songs

Ramkumar Chatterjee is regarded as the repository of Bangla Puratoni Gaan (old Bengali songs). It was he who popularized the genre of Bengali Baithaki songs. Hailing from a strong musical background as his grandfather, himself a classical singer, wanted young Ramkumar to learn tabla as it would help him to develop an ear for musical notation. However, the prized moment came later when he got an opportunity to accompany Kazi Nazrul Islam during a public meeting held by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at Hedua in north Calcutta. Sharatchandra Pandit popularly known as ‘Dadathakur‘ appointed him as a singer at the radio station after a short voice test, which he cleared, and started singing. He was given five rupees per song.

Ramkumar Chatterjee – Chait Beet Jayere :  Download

Ramkumar Chatterjee – Raja Tore Paniya :  Download

Ramkumar Chatterjee – Phool Gendwa Na Maro :  Download

Ramkumar Chatterjee – Jigar Ke Tukre :  Download

.. more songs by Ramkumar Chatterjee »



  1. Deboshree said,

    February 16, 2011 at 11:42 am

    This makes me nostalgic. My Dada would tell me about him… 🙂

  2. Uma Maheswar Nakka said,

    February 16, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Dear Sir
    Good Afternoon

    I pray the Almighty that our ancient Musical culture will not deminish. The educational institutions should look in to this subject.

    Add music also as an optional subject or a choice for 3rd language starting from 9th standard.

    And to encourage the students allot some additional marks to the total of all the papers in every final examination.

    Thanks for educating us with Musical stalwarts like Ramkumar Chatterji.

    We expect some more nice pleasant articles like this.
    Wish you success in all your endeavours

    With Blessings

  3. Abdul Fattah Dahri said,

    February 21, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Your efforts for the preservation of ICM are really app-laudable. Kindly upload any thing by Amanat & Fateh Ali Khan, if you have any spatially recorde in India.

  4. deependra lal said,

    March 1, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    बेहतरीन आवाज , बेहतरीन rare song

  5. deependra lal said,

    March 1, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    rare song बेहतरीन आवाज

  6. Sandip Pal said,

    March 11, 2011 at 12:44 am

    he is superb… I am proud of myself as an bangali..

  7. Uma Maheswar Nakka said,

    March 13, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    I am proud to be an Indian for having so many Legends.
    Uma Maheswar Nakka-Indian

  8. Abhijit Das said,

    March 20, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Too Good..!! Real Soul Food

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