Shilpi Biswas' journey as a singer | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, January 25, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, January 25, 2018

Shilpi Biswas' journey as a singer

Promising singer Shilpi Biswas started learning music at an early age from her father at Sirajganj. Later she was under the tutelage of Ustad Salamat Hossain Chowdhury (of Shahajadpur, Sirajganj). An enlisted singer of Nazrul Sangeet of BTV and Bangladesh Betar, she is currently taking musical lessons from noted singer Sujit Mustafa.

The singer married tabla artiste Ratan Ghosh in 2005. Born at her grandfather's residence in Manikganj, Shilpi would regularly visit the shrine of the famous Kalu Shah Fakir to listen to songs. It was there that she gained confidence to perform, and earn a living from it.

“Music is my life. I love to perform, and I intend to do so until my final days,” said Shilpi.

Shilpi's first solo album “Kagojer Nouka”, was released in 2007 under the label “Sangeeta”. Noted musicians Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul and Pinto Ghosh were among others to write lyrics for the album. The album featured 10 adhunik and folk tracks. Later, she recorded a hit duet song “Sonapakhi” for a mixed album (under the label “CD Choice”) with the same title. Promising singer-musician Belal Khan composed the track while Jiban Mahmud wrote the song.

“Belal Khan has also composed and directed music for my second solo album titled 'Jaan'.  Zulfikar Rasel, Anurup Aich and Robiul Islam Jibon were among others who wrote the songs for the album. CD Choice Music has recently produced a duet song 'Allah Meherban', recorded by Belal Khan and I, which went on to become a huge hit on YouTube. I have also received great responses from the audience for my solo number 'Torey Chhara', under Laser Vision,” mentioned Shilpi.

The singer, who regularly performs on stage both at home and abroad, dreams of taking Bangla music, especially folk songs, to the rest of the world.

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