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Arnob ties the knot with fellow artist Sunidhi in Kolkata

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Arnob and Sunidhi at a Dhaka concert together on September 2019. File Photo: UNB

Shayan Chowdhury Arnob, the immensely popular and talented singer-songwriter with a fanbase spanning Bangladesh and West Bengal, got married to Sunidhi Nayak, a fellow musician as well as alumni of Shantiniketan - although they attended at different times.

Arnob is popular for his captivating and enthralling songs such as 'Hariye Giyechhi', 'She Je Boshe Achhe' and more,

The wedding took place in Sunidhi's hometown of Kolkata. Noted Bengali director Srijit Mukherji, who is the husband of Arnob's cousin and popular Bangladeshi celebrity Rafiath Rashid Mithila, among others, shared the news on his official Facebook profile congratulating the newlywed couple.

Sunidhi also confirmed the news in her Facebook profile.

Arnob has been staying in Shantiniketan, located some 4 hours from Kolkata, with Sunidhi for a while now and could not come home to Bangladesh due to the ongoing global pandemic. The couple started dating back in 2019.

This marks Arnob's second marriage. He was previously married to his childhood sweetheart Shahana Bajpaie, also a Bengali singer-songwriter from Santiniketan and one of the most prominent contemporary Rabindra Sangeet vocalists of her generation.

Arnob, the son of Swapon Chowdhury, has been regarded as one of the most original and exciting talents in the music scene of Bangladeshi since breaking through with the pioneering Bangladeshi fusion band Bangla on their debut album in 2000. Since going solo, songs from his albums Chaina Bhabish (2005), Hok Kolorob (2006), Doob (2008), Rod Boleche Hobe (2010), Khub Doob (2015) and Ondho Shohor (2017) have garnered massive popularity among audiences in both the Bengal for the aesthetics of the lyrics, melody and composition. His song, 'Hok Kolorob' from the same-titled album was used as a slogan in the 2014 Jadavpur University protests which also got the recognition as The Hok Kolorob Movement.

Also an accomplished Rabindra Sangeet singer, Arnob released his Tagore song-based album Adheko Ghume in 2012. He has also done playback and worked as a music director in popular Bangladeshi films Monpura, Jaago, Aha! and more.

Sunidhi has also been performing with Arnob in his recent collaborations and concerts, alongside with her own musical projects as a classical and Tagore singer.

  • Rabindra Sangeet
  • Sunidhi Nayak
  • Shayan Chowdhury Arnob
  • Kolkata

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