Monor bijuli মনৰ বিজুলী
While talking about Assamese modern music he is one name, one cannot omit or ignore. Any description or consideration of Assamese modern is incomplete without Pulok Bannerji.
Born in an old and respectable Bengali family of Ulubari, Guwahati, on the 1st of October 1950, his father’s name is Late Prabhat Bannerji and mother Late Durga Bannerji. Pulok Bannerji started singing since his childhood, a musical environment has always been prevailing in his home. He fondly remembers his elder sister Mrs Dipti Chakraborty nee Bannerji a singer herself as giving him lessons in the tenets of singing in his childhood years. His mother was always a source of inspiration in his singing career, during her lifetime.
Pulok Bannerji did his schooling at Guwahati, in Paltan Bazar Bengali High School and his college in B Barua College, from where his took B A degree under Gauhati University. He has the distinction of being the Best Singer while in college.
He started singing in the All India Radio, Guwahati since 1968. He has sang in around 20 Assamese and 1 Bengali film. A perfect gentleman, singer Pulok Bannerji is also a perfect perfectionist, it is said that he rehearses a song umpteen number of times till he is satisfied with the output, which is invariably filled with excellent grade of melody.
Although a native Bengali speaker Pulok Bannerji is more associated with Assamese music, the number of his Assamese songs far outnumbering his Bengali numbers. His deep respect and involvement with the modern Assamese music is very well reciprocated by the whole of music loving part of the Assamese community, making him one of the most loved and respected singer of modern Assamese music.
He says his is inspired by Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammad Rafi, Manna Dey, and Dr Bhupen Hazarika. He admires and values his association with the lyricist Nirmal Prabha Bordoloi, Sunil Dev and Mukul Barua.
Mr Bannerji by profession was a bank executive and has served with the UCO Bank. He has now taken retirement under VRS ( Voluntary Retirement Scheme). His wife has predeceased him and is blessed with two children, a girl and a boy, the girl being older of the two.
Pulok Bannerji Phone : +91 98640 67586
Songs গীত :
Aei puraton prithibi এই পুৰাতন পৃথিবী
Akax jetiya আকাশ যেতিয়া
Dexare ximaate দেশৰে সীমাতে
Ei bono bhumi এই বন ভুমি
Ei paaratei aase এই পাৰতেই আছে
Jibone ki bisare জীৱনে কি বিচাৰে
Jon jagi thoka জোন জাগি থকা
Kar babe ei geet goa কাৰ বাবে এই গীত গোৱা
Kio baru tumi কিয় বাৰু তুমি
Maanuh zetiyaa amaanuh মানুহ যেতিয়া অমানুহ হয়
Man aazi zen মন আজি যেন
Moi aji xangi bihin মই আজি সঙ্গী বিহীন
Moi to nezano মই নেজানো
Mon kope duru duru মন কৰে দুৰু দুৰু
Monor bijuli মনৰ বিজুলী
Mor joubon ucchal মোৰ যৌবন উচ্চল
Morom namor epahi phul মৰম নামৰ এপাহি ফুল
Nila akaxot নীলা আকাশত
O putola matir putola অ‘ পুতলা মাটিৰ পুতলা
Parhim kenekai পঢ়িম কেনেকৈ
Par hoi gol পাৰ হৈ গ‘ল
Phulorei melate ফুলৰেই মেলাতে
Puar xuruje পুৱাৰ সুৰুজে
Tomar sithi তোমাৰ চিঠী
Tumi kio তুমি কিয়
Tumi koisila amar xopon তুমি কৈছিলা আমাৰ সপোন
Tumi kon baxantar তুমি কোন বসন্তৰ
Tumi nubuza kio তুমি নুবুজা কিয়
Tumi onek kothai তুমি অনেক কথায়
Xoru phulbor সৰু ফুলবোৰ
Xowaroni jodi nai সোঁৱৰণী যদি নাই
Xunilo tomaar kaanat শুনিলো তোমাৰ কানত
Zibone bisare ki জীৱনে বিছাৰে কি