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Album launched to pay tribute to iconic commentator Ajay Basu on his birth centenary

In terms of sports commentary in Bengali, he was an icon.His baritone voice is as eternal as the voice of legendary musical personalities from Bengal Hemanta Mukherjee and Manna Dey. At one time, Bengalis were fascinated by the mesmerizing magic and intoxication of his voice. he is none other than legendary radio commentator Ajay Basu.

A former sports editor of Bengali daily Basumati, Basu was known for his unique commentary style, which made him popular. He was associated with the All India Radio for a long time.

An album titled ‘Shotoborshe Shradhanjali’ was launched to offer tribute to legendary radio commentator Ajay Basu  on his  birth centenary. The album consists of eight songs , three poems and one commentary. Lyricist,composer,singer and ex-footballer Bhuban Chatterjee has composed the music , penned the lyrics and written the poems. Kakali Chatterjee and Bhuban Chatterjee has sung the songs.

 

Gracing the occasion was Former Ranji winning Bengal captain and coachSambaran Banerjee,Kuntala Ghosh Dastidar, Former India Captain and coach (Womens), leading Bengali Sports Commentator Pradip Roy and former footballer Prasanta Chakraborty

 

“Ajay Basu dominated the mindscape of bengalis those days.His voice would stir up the listeners and Ajayda would bring the situation live from maidan.” said Bhuban Chatterjee . The album was released under the banner of Balaka Music.

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