Singer Suman Kalyanpur to be feted
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On Tuesday, in the run-up to her 75th birthday, veteran playback singer Suman Kalyanpur will be felicitated by the Saraswat Cultural Forum.
The event conceived, authored and compered by Mangala Khadilkar will start at Tilak Smarak Mandir in the city at 7 pm. The function is being organized under the umbrella of the Mumbai-based Kanara Saraswat Association.
Kalyanpur, a contemporary of Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosale and Sudha Malhotra, carved a niche for herself with her songs. She was born on January 28, 1938.
Kalyanpur got a gateway into the Hindi film industry as a playback singer in 1954 after her voice was noticed by the legendary Talat Mehmood during a concert.
She made a mark with her distinct voice regaling audiences all over India with her songs in both Hindi and Marathi.
She was nominated for the Filmfare Best Female Playback Award in 1975 for the song Behena Ne Bhai Ki Kalai Main from the movie Resham Ki Dori.
Aajkal Tere Mere Pyaar Ke Charche is actually one of Kalyanpur's famous songs often mistaken to have been sung by Lata Mangeshkar, which highlights the similarity in their voices.
In 2010, Kalyanpur was awarded the Lata Mangeshkar Award 2009 by the Maharashtra government. Apart from Hindi and Marathi, she has sung in Bengali, Assamese, Kannada and Bhojpuri.
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