She appears in the credits for Salil Chaudhuri and Manna Dey. And they are proud of it. The awards, of course, had to be.
The Alpha Foundation, in association with the Bangiya Sanskritik Sangha of Hyderabad, is organising the ICFAI Bangla Nite on 25th February, at the Keyes Girls High School. Renowned classical and Bengali playback singer from Kolkata, Haimanti Shukla, will present some classical and light music numbers tonite.
Haimanti Shukla has a history of three decades of a successful musical profession. Yet she is considered to be one of the modern singers of today. From classical music to modern songs, she performs them all in a seemingly effortless manner that has made her so popular among all classes of music lovers. It is her magical voice that made great composers like Hemanta Mukherjee, Salil Chaudhuri and Manna Dey make some memorable music stand out. She has got a number of film and non-films songs to her credit.
With her being the daughter of the well-known Hindustani vocalist Late Pt. Harihar Shukla, the tradition of Indian classical music in the family helped Haimanti Shukla with the basics at very young age. She received various awards during the 3 decades of her singing career, prominent among them being the Mian Tansen Award in 1980 and 1981, the Bangla Language & Literary Society Award of Singapore, the North-American Bengali Conference Award of Chicago, and the Bangladesh Association of Phoenix Award. She has a number of cassettes and CDs in Bengali to her credit, with renowned singers like Salil Choudhary, Pulak Banerjee and Shyamal Gupta.
The Alpha Foundation, a registered charitable trust established by the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI), has been working for the upliftment of the under-privileged population, especially children, in urban slums and rural areas through a holistic approach combining quality English medium education, nutrition, healthcare services, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, vocational training and employment opportunities.
The foundation also provides an opportunity to performing artists to showcase their talents in classical/folk music and dance through the ICFAI Music and Dance Festivals. The Foundation has plans to provide such opportunities at district, block and village levels also to revive the dying arts of India.
For further details, please contact Prakash K Rath at 99480-85054 or Dilip Bhattacharjee at 98496-41014.