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Music Passion

By Pratibha Sinha, Guwahati, Assam

Music defines his life. His regular job in a bank even failed to stop him to pursue his long passion: Music.

Gautam Sinha is a well-known name in the classical music field in the northeastern part of India. Despite sharing stage with luminaries like Suman Chattopadhyay, Nachiketa Chakraborty, Runa Laila, Padma Shree Awardee Bhupen Hazarika, Pinaj Masani, Zohra Bai, Nirmal Mishra, Banoshree Sengupta, Indranil Sen, Indrani Sen, Gautam still feel there is more music in him.

So far, he had composed about 250 songs in Bengali, Hindi and Bishnupriya Manipuri languages. Gautam had composed song and gave his voice in four Bishnupriya Manipuri audio cassettes and thirteen Bengali audio cassettes.

Some of his self-composed songs are Zindagi Ek Kiraye Ka Ghar hai (Ghazal), Poonam Ka Chanda (Geet), Kisko Sunaye Apna Fashana(Ghazal), Abb to Tum Bin Raha Nehi Jaye, Sanjh Savere (Geet), Khonke Teri Ankho Ki Kangana (Geet), Rana Ji (Bhajan), Krishna Pyare Ko (Bhajan), Tumi Asho Kache Tai (Bengali Geet), Janom Janome More (Bishnupriya manipuri song in 'Belir Mingal'), Loktake Kader (Bishnupriya manipuri song in ' Belir Mingal'), Supkore Dil Nai (Bishnupriya Manipuri song in 'Michang Manna').

Looking back, Gautam’s journey to music has been purely of passion and an urge to become a successful singer. The inspiration to become a singer came from his father, late Jagat Mohan Singha.

He started learning classical music (vocal) at an early age from well-known classical vocalist Guru Pandit Motilal Singha in the year 1968. He also got lessons on classical vocal and music from Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty, the first recipient of the 'Kumar Gandharva' award, and the first classical vocalist of India who received the President's Award for the best male playback singer.

Finding life was not easy and rosy especially in the field of music. Concerned, his parents, late Jagat Mohan Singha and Chandana Debi, encouraged him to give more importance to the formal education for a better career. Accordingly, he completed his education and also kept his interest of singing growing and alive.

Born on October 31, 1959, Gautam completed B.Sc. from G.C College, Silchar, and vocal training from Sangeet Mahavidyalaya, College Road, Silchar. He was awarded with First Class in Classical Vocal (Nipun) (Master degree) from Lucknow University in 1999, and First Class in Sangeet Probor from Bangiyo Sangeet Parishad, West Bengal in 2002.

He had performed in many programmes as a Ghazal Singer in Doordarshan, Silchar, Doordarshan, Guwahati, PPC (NE) Doordarshan, Guwahati, and All India Radio, Guwahati. He is an approved Ghazal Singer from Delhi Music Board.

His cherishing moments had been singing with Ramkumar Chattopadhya (Thumri toppa) on the same stage and in the Sugam Sangeet programme where he sang Ghazals in the presence of Zohra Bain and Chandan Das.

At the age of 50, Gautam Sinha is indeed a star in the classical music in the northeast of India. Die-hard ghazal enthusiasts, still croon his soulful voice in Zindagi Ek Kiraye Ka Ghar hai and Kisko Sunaye Apna Fashana.

Bishnupriya Manipuri Audio Cassettes

Belir Mingale released in 1984
Michang Manna released in 2007
(Self-composed songs & lyrics produced by CP Film Production)

Bengali Audio Cassettes

Aaj Sudhu Gaan (Bhakti Geet)
Peechone Rangin Skirt (Adhunik Geet)
Surer Bhela (Adhunik Geet)
Chalar Pothe (Ashunik Geet)
Utal Hawa (composed by Gautam Sinha and songs in the voice of Zee TV SaReGaMaPa singers Joy Chakraborty, Nirypama Dey and Tushar Arjun)
Unnish Kobe Ekush Hobe (Duet along with other Singers Nirmala Sengupta, Bonoshree Sengupta)

Click the image links to hear some of his recorded and composed songs:


Kisko Sunaye Apna Fasana-Ghazal by Gautam Sinha in a live programme

Zindagi Ek Kiraye Ka Ghar He-Ghazal by Gautam Sinha in a live programme

UTAL HAWA (Audio album)

Jodi Na Thake Shali-song composed & sung by Gautam Sinha

Baka Chokhe Baan Maariya – Singer-Nirupama Dey & composed by Gautam Sinha

Dekhlei Pichu Nai – Singer-Joy Chakraborty & composed by Gautam Sinha

Jhimli Tor Kajaltana – Singer-Tushar Arjun & composed by Gautam Sinha


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