It is spring time for India and Holi is just few days away but the color of this holi will be less colorful for folk music world as we lost Kalika Prasad Bhattacharya of Dohar.
A massive road accident has put an end to a great soul and friend of many. Kalika Da better known among friends and the fan had many reasons to remain as permanent milestone in music world.
Shocked at the tragic demise of Kalikaprasad Bhattacharjee of Dohar . His passing is a big loss to Bengali music 1/2
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) March 7, 2017
While we were talking to the Minister Mr.Indanil Sen who himself is a famous singer told IBG NEWS that
” A Great Loss for Bengal and Musical world,can not say how much I am in shock as if lost a family member” he was at Rabindra Sadan when people were paying last tribute to great master.
Kalika Prasad Bhattacharya (c.1970 – 2017) was an Indian folk singer. He was born and raised in Silchar, Assam. He went on to study comparative literature at Jadavpur University. His musical inspiration was his uncle Ananta Bhattacharya.
In 1999, he co-founded the band Dohar with the intent to revive the folk music tradition of Northern and Eastern Bengal. He also contributed music to a number of movies. He died in a road accident in Hooghly district Gurap village, on the 7th March 2017.