Srijato Bandopadhyay was born in a musical family. Grandfather Sangeetacharya Tarapada Chakraborty and maternal uncle Pandit Manas Chakraborty and mother Smt Srila Bandopadhyay are renowned vocalists.
Srijato started his writing career in the 1990s. Started as a journalist, he is now on the editorial board of the magazine "Prathama"
A novelist, story writer and a poet, he has an accomplished portfolio that include Chotoder Chiriyakhana, Katiushar golpo, Borshamongol, Okalboisakhi, Likhte hole bhodrobhabe lekho, Ses Chithi, Bombay to Goa, Coffeer namti Irish, Onubhob korechi tai bolchi, Andhakar Lekhaguchchha (collection of poems), 4043 & Shalimare Shonghat (novels)
His personal wall of fame is filled with numerous awards. Just a few of them include "Ananda Puraskar" for উড়ন্ত সব জোকার (Poetry), "Filmfare Awards East for Best Lyricist" for বালির শহর, Bangla Academy Award- কর্কটক্রান্তির দেশ (Poetry).
Galaxy of TSS feels proud to have a star like Srijao Bandopadhyay in their 2020 edition.
Atanu Gangopadhyay is a percussionist par excellence. A direct disciple of Tabla maestro Pt. Kumar Bose, Atanu started playing Tabla for AIR, DD Bangla, Akash Aath, Tara TV, Ruposhi Bangla and many other media channels at a very early age.
As a Table player and percussionist, he performed with all time great artists like Shri Manomoy Bhattacharya, Saheb Chattopadhyay, Kaberi Bose, Supriti Ghosh, Trisha Bose and many other renowned artists both on Indian soil and in England, Australia, USA and Bangladesh.
This is going to be his maiden performance on Canadian soil when he is going to play with Manomoy Bhattacharya at TSS2020.
Samriddhi Mukherjee is a master musician with deep knowledge and unique expertise in Hindustani Classical music as well as in Western music.
In Hindustani Classical Music, he is a master player of String instruments. As a Sitarist he belongs to Myhaar Gharana, and has learned Sarod from Maestro Ustad Bidyut Khan and Dr. Rajeeb Chakraborty. He also learned both the basic instruments Harmonium and Tabla to achieve a completeness of the system.
And in Western Classical he is a Pianist, Keyboard programmer and plays Accordion, Melodica & Recorder (wind) and Cello (String).
He has been performing in India, Bangladesh & USA for past 7 years and making his Canadian debut at TSS2020.
Kamal Chatterjee is a musical authority on Octapad and many other percussion instruments.
He is associated with Doordarshan and almost all the TV channels for various musical shows in West Bengal and India.
In his past 15 years as a professional musician, he has performed with a number of renowned artists of Kolkata & Mumbai.
Audience have applouded non-stop for him in the famous auditoriums of Australia, Singapore, Kuwait, Bangladesh and USA (he was conferred with Certificate of Appreciation by Dakshini Bengali Association of California).
TSS2020 is looking forward to host this musician par excellence.
Subrata Banerjee is a very senior Member of Calcutta Cine Musicians Association (CCMA). He holds a career as a professional musician for the last 22 years as both on & off stage performance with a keen vision on commercial recording (for film, tele-film, serial & album) with leading channels and companies.
Subrata has helped with his music some of globally known artists, viz. Asha Bhonsle, Kumar Sanu, Abhijit, Kavita Krishnamurty, Zubeen Garg (Bollywood) and Srikanta Acharya, Indranil Sen, Nachiketa, Sraboni Sen, Rupankar (Tollywood).
A known name for music lovers in USA, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Switzerland, Kuwait and many other countries will make TSS2020 a year to remember for us Torontonians.