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Singer Kabir Suman on West Bengal, Music & Bangladesh


Kabir Suman, the well known singer turned politician, talks about his recent win in the parliamentary election in India. Trinomool Congress led by Mamata Banerjee, nominated him as their candidate before he won from Jadavpur constituency in West Bengal. Suman also talks about his commitment to music and expresses gratitude for the people of the United States. He worked for Voice of America Bangla in the eighties.

In the second part of the interview, Kabir Suman, a member of parliament in India, talks about India-Bangladesh relationship and the ongoing political tension in West Bengal between rival political parties. He believes SAARC could play an effective role in improving the relationship between the two neighboring countries.

Kabir Suman was born in Cuttack, India in 1949 as Suman Chatterjee. In 2000, he changed his name officially to Kabir Suman after converting to Islam. He was born into a musical family as both his parents, Sudhindranath Chatterjee and Uma Chatterjee, especially the former, were celebrated and established radio artistes who had quite a few popular gramophone recordings to their credit


He strongly criticizes ruling CPIM for the ongoing political violence in West Bengal. Trinomool Congress led by Mamata Banerjee nominated him as their candidate before he won from Jadavpur constituency in West Bengal.



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