Anjan’s 25 years in music industry


Anjan Dutt, who has completed 25 years in the music industry, is set to mark the occasion with a gala show. The singer-songwriter, who is also an actor and a director, took to social media to pen his experiences over the years. Though he wrote in Bengali, excerpts read: “I started out in 1993. Back then, I was almost 40 and my son, Neel, all of 12. Neel got his guitar from his mother. It was an acoustic guitar bought from Burma.”

 Anjan added Neel aka Godot and he were regulars on stage. “We would be there on stage with our guitars. Later, our songs have played in cassettes, but the live shows brought joy to the audience from Liluah to London. For the first five years, it was just the two of us. After that, other musicians joined in.” 

He pointed out that their last CD was Aami Ar Godot. About the show, Anjan wrote that he wanted to bring the old flavour back. “We did a ticketed show at Gyan Manch in 1993 and will do the same again on June 8. Even though there will be new songs, we will perform our old songs as well. Neel is known for his film compositions. I have also sung some of his compositions. Both of us are growing old and so is the city. With it, our experiences, joys, sorrow are growing in equal measure, and so is mediocrity in Kolkata,” he wrote.