Jibon Khatar (Deyaneya) - A salutation to Shyamal Mitra

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Song : Jibon Khatar
Movie : Deyaneya
Singer : Shyamal Mitra

Performed by : Murali Venkatraman
Karaoke Track created by : Murali Venaktraman
Mixed by : George Kuruvilla

Prior to Lalita’s arrival in my life, Pandit Ajoy Chokraborty and Manna dey were my only sources of knowledge of bangla songs. Lalita introduced me to 2 important artists later : Haimanti Shukla and Shyaml Mitra. While I have sung one song of Haimanti Shula earlier, this is the first one I attempt of Shyamal Mitra. His style of singing is unmistakably polite and surreally romantic. I have tried really hard to imbibe the style of singing and also the pronunciation. Please let me know what you think of it.

BTW, I created the track and sang this without Lalita’s knowledge and presented it as her birthday gift when we were apart :)



Murali Venkatraman said

Thats really nice of you Arijit ! thanks ! And thanks to all who have liked the song as well !
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Giri∂hαrαη. u. r. Pro user said

Very soothing and melodious song and your rendition is absolutely beautiful Murali. The diction is perfect and the feel is apt.
Loved it totally.

(It would have been ideal if you had also mentioned the name of the lyricist and also provided the English translation also, so that non-Bengalis would have appreciated the beauty and depth of this Bengali poem, which according to me occupies a high position in the contemporary poetry.)

Kind regards,


Murali Venkatraman said

Dear giridharan, thank you for your kind words and advice. I must have done what you had said – I generally do this for rare/strange songs I attempt, but this time I missed.
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Krishnan N v ( nvk ) said

Wonderful Song…Loved your soft and expressive rendition very much….to my favs…

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Latha Ganti Pro user said

Murali: One of my fav’s! a very serene rendition of a very serene melody. great job of bringing out the Shyamal Mitra flavour!! different perspective than any of your previous works. Loved it.


Sarada Pro user said

Fantastic feel, excellent singing, Murali, wow !!:)


Murali Venkatraman said

Thanks Latha and Sarada !! Appreciate it !
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Tha Kathir said

Wow, wonderfull performance.

Super to listen the soul of your singing.

Keep it up dear friend Murali.
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Sowmya Srini (getting back slowly....) said

Excellent rendition!!very serene and melodious….enjoyed it.
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Latha Ganti Pro user said

Re visited !! Murali you’ve poured your heart in this rendition! you should attempt Shyaml’s another gem: Jodi kichu amare shudhavo.


Murali Venkatraman said

Thanks Tha, Sowmya and Latha.

Latha : I listened to the song you had suggested. Will try that sometime. Thanks for the suggestion once again.
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Asim Ghosh said

Latha pointed me to this rendition of yours. Being a bong myself, I must salute to your effort, Sir. So many (good) things I want to write about your song, but that would take up few pages. Loved E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G!!! Dil chhu-jaanewali feelings, Shyamal Mitra style expressions (especially the harkatein in “hobena”, “robena”), quite difficult to master those murkhiyan so smoothly. As I said, I could go on….
Kaka’s Anurodh had a slight similarity w/Deya Neya. The movie had 6 songs, all written by Gouriprasanna Mazumdar, music by Shyamal Mitra himself. Ami Cheye Cheye and Gaane Bhuban are my favorites.
You sent me decades back yaar…….during those sweet & sour college days……and those bong programs….w/live orchestra……a.a.a.a.hhhhh.

“Gaa-Ke Jiyo Toh …. Geet Hai Yeh Zindagi”


Chandrakant Page (on & off) said

Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuperb ! Wonderful Soulful singing….!
“I sing like I feel”. ….Chandrakant Page


Murali Venkatraman said

Dear Asim:

Thank you for your generous and kind words. Your observation about the murkis invoked a smile in me because I did have to work on them a lot more than any other portions of the song. Thanks once again.

Chandrakant : Thank you very much !
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Swati Prasad said

hoo my goodness!! just closed my eyes and felt the song!! wonderful…. perfect diction and exact feelings…. really you did the magic!!

really loved it…. can fav it 100 times!
Swati Prasad


Chondryma Chakrobortti (inactive) said

All I could say is -

“Jibon khataye nai ba hishaab
Roibe shudhu gaan ti tomaar
Lalita-r bokkho (buk) jure robe
Deyaneya tomaar bhalobashar”

Beautifully sung Murali !!


Shreedhar Ganapathy Pro user said

Very beautifully sung with feel (of course I dont understand the language but the feel permeates through and through) – loved the softness in expressions as well in addition to the free flowing voice.
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Uthra said

Murali: lovely, soft singing with an excellent breath control. Kalyani? Nice k-track!


Sanoop Robert said

Murali Etta Can u Send The Karaoke E teeruga to me




Sharmila Roy said

Wow….you have captured the mood of the song so beautifully …and being a not Bengali speaker you deserve all the credit for it all the more… the softness , the dulcet tune of this particular song is the signature of Shyamal Mitra…a all out lover boy of Bengali songs …I remember the song was played in the movie on the radio where the face of the hero was not shown even for once…so the intensity of the song was all concentrated in its delivery and in its lyric…All we could see was the expression of Tanuja intently listening without a blink of eyelid…it was mesmerizing to say the least…great work and eager to listen more from you …your Bengali diction is superb…


Murali Venkatraman said

Thanks Sharmila. Happy to note that the diction seems to have passed :) I will be releasing a bengali original sometime soon.
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