While the music industry and the whole world were still mourning due to the news of Lata Mangeskar, another sad news brought it even worse. The demise of Bengali singer Sandhya Mukhopadhyay is very bad news for all music lovers. She refused the Padma Shri award last month from the central government. The demise of singers back to back is taking a toll on fans.
Sandhya Mukhopadhyay Was Being Diagnosed
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.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 15, 2022
Sandhya Mukhopadhyay took her last breath at the age of 90. Since the last week, she was diagnosed with COVID 19. She was in a critical condition and was on oxygen support. From playback singing to Durga Puja songs, she was popular for plenty of songs. But, unfortunately, we will never get to listen to her again and feel the modern Bengali songs.
Deeply saddened that Geetashree Sandhya Mukhopadhyay, the queen of melody in Bengal, is no more. Her departure creates an eternal void in our world of music and in the hearts of millions of her followers here and in the diaspora.(1/3)
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) February 15, 2022
She learned singing from her father and mother, Narendranatch Mukhopadhyay and Hemaprabha Mukhopadhyay. She was a versatile singer who was able to sing different forms of songs easily. From bhajan, Rabindra Sangeet, to Classical and folk, she was very best in all genres of singing.
Deeply saddened at demise of legendary musical icon #WestBengal, Banga Bibhushan Geetashree #SandhyaMukhopadhyay.#NationalFilmAward winner playback singer’s participation in mass movement during #BangladeshLiberationWar revealed her unparalleled compassion and patriotism. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/jufI0CrR87
— Governor West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankhar (@jdhankhar1) February 15, 2022
Sondhya Mukhopadhyaya was trained under Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, and she was associated with legends like Begum Akhtar, Lata Mangeskar, and others. She was a gem who uplifted the pride of Bengalis. Unfortunately, she declined the Padma Shri award last month, which she considered “too little too late.”
She Was Heartbroken After Hearing The News Of Lata Mangeshkar
Although it is not the reason for her demise, the news of Lata Mangeskar passing away made her very upset. She sang the duet “Bol Papihe Bol” with Lata Mangeskar in 1951 and saw her as an idol. In the last few days, she suffered multi-organ dysfunction. We have lost a star and legend in the music industry.