Bangla Kheyal

10th March,1962 was a black letter day for the Bengalees. Acharya Satyakinkar was not allowed to sing Bangla Khayal (KHAYAL WITH BENGALI LYRICS) in All India Radio, but Satyakinkar was resolute to sing Khayal in his mother tongue and he performed raag Multaan live. All India Radio show caused him for singing Khayal in bangla. Satyakinkar left radio station as a protest.

At that time, top grade artists used to get approx Rs.100/- per programme and there were 12 programmes per year. Rs.100/- was good enough to maintain a family and musicians of Bengal were not very wealthy that time, but Satyakinkar did not think about his financial condition and fought rest of his life against this injustice. Many paper criticised against this rule.

Finally in 1978, success came and Satyakinkar was invited again by the All India Radio to perform Bangla Khayal.

ACHARYA SATYAKINKAR WAS THE FIRST MUSICIAN WHO PROTESTED NOT ONLY AGAINST THIS DISCREPANCY MADE BY ALL INDIA RADIO IN 1962 BUT ALSO PROTESTED AGAINST THE INSULT OF MOTHER TONGUE AS A BENGALI AND FORCED TO CHANGE THE RULE IN 1978.





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