He is fondly remembered for some of the most famous songs to come out of Bollywood. Salil Chowdhury was born on November 19, 1923 in the village of Sonarpur, in Bengal. He spent his early childhood in the Bengali village of Harinavi. However, his father was a doctor station in Assam, so he spent a lot of time there as well. Salil's father had a collection of Western classical music, to which the young Salil spent much of his childhood listening.
This was a musical influence which would be present through much of his life. Salil Chowdhury passed away on Sept 5th, 1995. Among his survivors were his wife Sabita, his daughter Antara and sons Sanjoy and Bobby. We Salute you Comrade Salil Chowdhury. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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