Bhaskar Bhattacharya

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Bhaskar Bhattacharya (born Darjeeling, India, 4th June 1950 - died India, 10th February 2006).

Bhaskar & Bhuva, Rishikesh, 2000
Ramen & Bhaskar & Family, London

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Biography

  • Bhaskar, from a Bengali Brahmin family, was born in Darjeeling, but from aged 4 grew up in Kampala, Uganda, then from aged 16, in Kingston, Surrey, UK. His parents moved to Belsize Park, North London when he was in his late 20s, or early 30s. His father, now retired, was a Councillor & then Mayor of Camden,
  • Bhaskar long loved & promoted the Bauls of Bengal. Working first with Mayavision he branched out into films, working in India on Great Railway Journeys of the World & The Jewel in the Crown amongst others. After his marriage to Rohini in 1988 they settled in Delhi. He died in a swimming accident while on location in Tamil Nadu.

Family

  • Parents Ramen and Mira.
  • Widow - Rohini.
  • Brother - Ranjan.
  • Son - Abhinava (called Bhuva).

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Videos

  • Margo Sagov video interview Oral history - 33 minutes. Memories of Bhaskar particularly relating to his wedding with Rohini in 1988, which took place over several weeks in mountainous locations in Northern India, to wit the Himalayas. The extended group gathered at hotels in Manali; Baul musicians from Bengal; Bhaskars' father over from UK; as also many of Bhaskars' Western friends. Margo recorded the sounds of the wedding itself and of Vashisht at festival time & the fair in Kullu Town, besides the actual wedding music, wandering with her Walkman professional & a camera.

Music

  • Himachal 1988 a playlist of music played by the Baul musicians, sounds from the Vashisht Mela & the Kullu Town Fair, and at the actual wedding, Rajastani Shehnai & drums, Rohini's female Kashmiri relatives, Bauls, The Mighty Tigers military wedding band & more Bauls.

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