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Hemant Kumar Geets Of - 33ESX 4252 - Columbia First Print - LP Record
Hemant Kumar Geets Of - 33ESX 4252 - Columbia First Print - LP Record
Hemant Kumar Geets Of - 33ESX 4252 - Columbia First Print - LP Record
Hemant Kumar Geets Of - 33ESX 4252 - Columbia First Print - LP Record
Hemant Kumar Geets Of - 33ESX 4252 - Columbia First Print - LP Record
Hemant Kumar Geets Of - 33ESX 4252 - Columbia First Print - LP Record
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Hemant Kumar Geets Of - 33ESX 4252 - Columbia First Print

Hemanta Mukherjee, often credited as Hemant Kumar (16 June 1920 – 26 September 1989), was an Indian playback singer, music director and film producer, who sang in Bengali, Hindi and other Indian languages. He won two National awards for the category best male playback singer. He is often credited as one of the greatest Indian singers of all time for his unparalleled manly voice.

Early life

Hemanta was born in the city of Varanasi, India. His family originated from Baharu village in West Bengal. They migrated to Kolkata in the early 1900s. Hemanta grew up there and attended Nasiruddin School and later Mitra Institution school of Bhawanipore area. There he met his longtime friend Subhas Mukhopadhyay who later became a Bengali poet. During this time, he developed a friendship with the noted writer Santosh Kumar Ghosh. At that time, Hemanta wrote short stories, Santosh Kumar wrote poems and Subhash Mukhopadhyay sang songsAfter passing the intermediate examinations (12th grade), Hemanta joined Bengal Technical Institute at Jadavpur to pursue Engineering. However, he quit academics to pursue a career in music, despite parental objection. He briefly tried literature and published a short story in a prestigious Bengali magazine called Desh, but by the late-1930s he was committed entirely to music.

Early music career

Under the influence of his friend Subhas Mukhopadhyay, Hemanta recorded his first song for All India Radio in 1935. The first line of the song was "Amar Ganete Ele Nabarupi Chirantanii." Hemanta's music career was primarily mentored by the Bengali musician, Sailesh Duttagupta. In his early life Hemanta used to follow the famous Bengali singer Pankaj Mullick. For this he was nicknamed as "Chhoto Pankaj".In an interview on television in the early 1980s, Hemanta had mentioned that he had also received classical music training from Ustad Faiyaz Khan's student Fanivusan Banerjee, but his tutelage was cut short by Ustad's untimely death.In 1937, Hemanta cut his first gramophone disc under the Columbia label. The songs (non-film) on this disc were "Janite Jadi Go Tumi" and "Balo Go Balo More" whose lyrics were by Naresh Bhattacharya and music was composed by Sailesh Duttagupta. Thereafter, every year Hemanta continued to record non-film discs for the Gramophone Company of India (GCI) till 1984. His first Hindi songs were "Kitana Dukh Bhulaya Tumne" and "O Preet Nibhanewali", released in 1940 under GCI's Columbia label. Music for these songs were composed by Kamal Dasgupta; lyrics were by Faiyaz Hashmi.Hemanta's first film song was in the Bengali film Nimai Sanyas released in 1941. Music was scored by Hariprasanna Das. Hemanta's first compositions for himself were the Bengali non-film songs "Katha Kayonako Shudhu Shono" and "Amar Biraha Akashe Priya" in 1944. Lyrics were by Amiya Bagchi.

His first Hindi film songs were in Irada (1944 film) in 1944 under Pt. Amarnath's music direction. Hemanta is considered a foremost exponent of Rabindra Sangeet. His first recorded Rabindra Sangeet was in the Bengali film Priya Bandhabi (1944).[1] The song was "Pather Sesh Kothaye". He recorded his first non-film Rabindra Sangeet disc in 1944 under the Columbia label. The songs were "Aamar Aar Habe Na Deri" and "Keno Pantha E Chanchalata His first movie as a music director was the Bengali film Abhiyatri in 1947. Although many of the songs Hemanta recorded during this time received critical acclaim, major commercial success eluded him until 1947. Some contemporary male singers of Hemanta in Bengali were Jaganmay Mitra, Robin Majumdar, Satya Chowdhury, Dhananjay Bhattacharya, Sudhirlal Chakraborty, Bechu Dutta and Talat Mahmood.

Record Details
TitleHemant Kumar Geets Of - 33ESX 4252 - Columbia First Print
SingerHemant Kumar
Releasing Year1962
GenrePrivate Songs
Made InIndia
ManufactureThe Gramophone Company Of India Limited
Serial No.33ESX 4252
Side One 
  • Kitna Dukh Bhulaya Tumne
  • Aaj Sharabi Ankhon Se
  • Tum Ne Mujhko Sada Jalaya
  • Woh Aankhe Se Pila Gaye
  • Main Saaz Bajaoon
  • Bhala Tha Kitna Apna Bachpan
Side Two 
  • Anchal Se Kyun Bandh Liya
  • O Preet Nibhane Wali
  • Ai Sham Ki Hawao
  • Ab Yad Hamen Kyun
  • Gaon Ki Rani
Size12 Inches
Speed33 RPM
Record CondtionExcellent
Cover ConditionExcellent



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Record Details
GenrePrivate Songs
Releasing Year1962
Size12 Inches
Speed33 RPM
Singer - 1Hemant Kumar
Side1 - Song1Kitna Dukh Bhulaya Tumne
Side1 - Song2Aaj Sharabi Ankhon Se
Side1 - Song3Tum Ne Mujhko Sada Jalaya
Side1 - Song4Woh Aankhe Se Pila Gaye
Side1 - Song5Main Saaz Bajaoon
Side1 - Song6Bhala Tha Kitna Apna Bachpan
Side2 - Song1Anchal Se Kyun Bandh Liya
Side2 - Song2O Preet Nibhane Wali
Side2 - Song3Ai Sham Ki Hawao
Side2 - Song4Ab Yad Hamen Kyun
Side2 - Song5Gaon Ki Rani