Renowned Rabindra Sangeet Singer Runu Dutta Passed Away After Battling Cancer

Once again, in the realms of Bengali music, a shadow of sorrow looms as we bid farewell to the beloved Rabindra Sangeet artist, Runu Dutta. As a student of the illustrious Sumitra Sen, her renditions of Tagore's compositions resonated deeply with countless listeners. It's been reported that she battled cancer for an extended period before her passing.

The news of her demise spread across social media platforms, shared by music director Debojyoti Mishra, who fondly remembered her contributions to the popular series "Ganer Opare," where she served as a mentor. Mishra's heartfelt caption reflects the profound impact Dutta had on those she worked with and the audience alike.

In his tribute, Mishra reminisces about Dutta's remarkable talent and her commitment to mastering Tagore's compositions, despite initially facing challenges. He recounts how she not only learned from Sen but also taught herself the intricacies of singing Tagore's songs. Mishra's words paint a picture of Dutta's dedication and passion for her craft.


Dutta's journey was not without its trials. Mishra recalls moments of doubt and perseverance, highlighting her resilience in the face of adversity. Her collaboration with Mishra on "Ganer Opare" stands as a testament to her versatility and skill, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of fans.

As we reflect on Dutta's life and legacy, we are reminded of her unparalleled talent and the joy she brought to countless listeners. Her absence leaves a void in the world of Bengali music, but her memory will continue to inspire generations to come. In honouring her life, let us celebrate the music she shared with us and cherish the moments we were fortunate enough to witness her brilliance on stage. Runu Dutta may have left us, but her voice will echo through the corridors of Bengali music for eternity.

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