Ex-cricketer, commentator Sanjay Manjrekar turned singer with the launch of his first Rabindrasangeet album Amar Bela Je Jay. The album was launched in the august presence of Sourav Ganguly, Saboni Sen, Sanjay Manjrekar and other.
The album contains six Tagore songs. Brought out by Picasso Entertainment, the ex-cricketer was guided in singing the songs by Rabindrasangeet exponent Sraboni Sen. Manjrekar said “I do not know Bengali. Kishore Kumar is my favorite singer and by listening to his cassettes and CDs I have learnt these songs”.
“I worship Kishore Kumar and his songs which got me introduced to the beautiful Bengali songs that he has sung over the years. heard Kishore Kumar’s rendition of Rabindra Sangeet and fell in love with it. Listening to and singing Rabindra Sangeet puts me into a state of bliss, away from the maddening world into a state of calm and harmony. I hope I have been able to do justice to the songs and expect the listeners to appreciate them,” said Manjrekar.