Noted folk singer Amar Pal dies
Kolkata, Apr 20: Noted folk singer Amar Pal died in Kolkata Saturday afternoon after a prolonged illness. He was 96.
Pal was suffering from old age diseases and suffered a cerebral attack. He is one of the legendary figures to popularise Bengali folk songs.
His playback in Satyajit Ray directed Hirak Rajar Deshe 'Kotai Ranga Dekhi Duniyay' was one of the hit songs among Bengali circles.
He was an old artist of Akashvani Kolkata and remained closely associated with this prestigious institution.
The West Bengal government conferred Sangeet Mahasamman on him in 2012 for his outstanding contribution in the field of music. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has condoled Amar Pal's death. -APN NEWS