|Pankaj Kumar Mullick |
(May 10, 1905 to February 19, 1978)
Pankaj Kumar Mullick (a.k.a Pankaj Mullick) is a name that has become synonymous with the history of Indian Music. He was multifaceted genius who was a singer, music-composer, actor, educator and administrator all rolled-into-one. In a career that spanned almost fifty years, he had many firsts to his credit. Some of these are:
- He was the first person to popularise Rabindrasangeets (songs composed my Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore) among the masses.
- He was first music director under whom play-back was introduced in Indian films.
- He was the first music director who brought in elements of Western music in Indian film music.
- He was the first music director to be awarded the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award by the Government of India for his pioneering activities in the arena of Hindi and Bengal film music.
This Blog among other things, will highlight his achievements, analyse his works, collate information about his contributions and pay tribute to his genius.