Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday expressed her profound grief at the passing away of eminent Rabindra Sangeet artist Purba Dam.
In a message, Ms Banerjee said, “I am deeply saddened at the demise of Purba Dam, a prominent Rabindra Sangeet artist.” She passed away this morning. She was 85.
“Purba Dam gained recognition as one of the leading Rabindra Sangeet artists of the contemporary period in the 80’s. The state government awarded her the ‘Music Honor’ in 2013, “Ms Banerjee noted.
“I had a special heartfelt relationship with her. Her death has created a void in the world of Rabindra-Sangeet”, she said.
The Chief Minister extended her sincere condolences to the bereaved family.