Jyotirindra Moitra (1911-1977), poet-composer-singer, was one of the leading figures in the world of Bengali culture. A contemporary of stalwarts like Bishnu De and Buddhadeva Basu, Jyotirindra curved a niche for himself with his signature poem Madhubanshir Gali and operatic creation Nabajiboner Gaan.
For the last few years the Jyotirinda Moitra Memorial Lecture (JMML) is being held to commemorate his birthday in the month of November. This lecture series began in 2012, at the closing ceremony of the poet-composer’s birth centenary. Scholars from various fields have delivered this prestigious lecture and elevated its importance.