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Alpana Banerjee was a singer in Bengali. She sang as a child and was talent-spotted as a teenager by Gauri Prasanna Majumder and Rabin Chatterjee, who were noted names in Bengali film music and friends of her father. She sang with artists such as Utpala Sen, Sandhya Mukhopadhyay who was a very close friend, Shyamal Mitra, with whom she dueted many times, Manabendra Mukhopadhyay and Hemanta Kumar Mukhopadhyay. She also sang with Lata Mangeshkar and was directed by Pandit Ravi Shankar in Nagini Kanyar Kahini. Other artists she worked with were Rabin Chatterjee, Nachiketa Ghosh, Sushil Majumdar and Ali Akbar Khan. She was playback signer for nearly fifty Bengali films. She later gave up her film career to care for her children, though she stayed in the public eye and occasionally performed. She was often the guest of honour at Bengali Music functions, TV and radio shows. She became very popular on the radio. She married Sridhar Mukherjee in 1959. She recorded many popular songs for children, including the well loved ‘Hatti Ma Tim Tim’, ‘Agdum Bagdum Ghoradum Shaje’, ‘Chhotto Pakhi Chandana’ and ‘Ami Alpana Enke Jai’.
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