Pankaj Mullick


Pankaj Mullick was born in Kolkata, West Bengal, India on May 10th, 1905 and is the Composer. At the age of 72, Pankaj Mullick biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
May 10, 1905
Place of Birth
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Death Date
Feb 19, 1978 (age 72)
Zodiac Sign
Composer, Singer, Songwriter
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Pankaj Mullick Life

Pankaj Kumar Mullick (born 10 May 1905-1978) was an Indian music producer, playback singer, and actor who pioneered Bengali cinema and Hindi cinema at the time of playback singing, as well as an early proponent of Rabindra Sangeet.

In 1970, he was given the Padma Shri, then the Dadaheb Phalke Award (India's highest award in cinema) for his lifetime contribution to Indian cinema.

Early life and training

Pankaj Kumar Mullick was born in Kolkata to Monimohan and Monomohini Mullick. Monimohan's father was a huge fan of traditional Bengali music. Under Durgadas Bandyopadhya's tutelage, he began training in Indian classical music early in life. He studied at the University of Calcutta's Scottish Church College. He was in touch with Dinendranath Tagore, who was Rabindranath Tagore's grand-nephew, at a crucial turning point in his life. Pankaj Mullick's tenacity in Rabindra Sangeet fueled his continuing interest in the sport. Rabindranath Tagore, who in turn, became fond of him, and Mullick soon became known as one of Tagore's top exponents.


Pankaj Mullick Career


Tagore's song Nemecche Aaj Prothom Badal became his first commercial recording, with the Kolkata-based Videophone Company in 1926, at the age of twenty one. This was the first of many albums which made him a household name in Rabindra sangeet.

He started his career with the Indian Broadcasting Corporation in Calcutta in 1927, the forerunner of All India Radio (AIR), along with composer R. C. Boral, where he contributed as a music director and artist for nearly fifty years. Apart from composing songs for movies, he also composed the programme called Mahishashur Mardini. This program was based on the triumph Maa Durga over the demon Mahishashur. The programme included Chandi Path by Birendra Krishna Bhadra and agomoni songs by various singers. This programme gained such a huge popularity that till date, the recorded version of this programme is played by All India Radio on the day of Mahalaya at 4:00 am.

He contributed in various capacities to Bengali, Hindi, Urdu and Tamil language films for 38 years, starting in 1931. He worked as music director to artists like K.L. Saigal, S.D. Burman, Hemanta Mukherjee, Geeta Dutt and Asha Bhosle. He acted with famous film actors like K L Saigal, P.C. Barua and Kanan Devi. Along with Nitin Bose and his renowned sound engineer brother Mukul Bose, Mullick introduced playback singing in Indian cinema.

He worked with one of the early film studios, New Theatres Calcutta for 25 years.