Indraneel Mukherjee - A Profile...

A musician in love with the olden Golden era music, Indraneel Mukherjee runs a digital audio recording studio in Delhi, besides singing in private / public / Govt. functions for the past 2 ½ decades. He has covered the who is who of Delhi corporate and has performed several times abroad in Europe and Mid – East.

Indraneel, Post Graduated from Delhi University in English Literature and worked for the General Motors Corpn.’s Indian distributors for over a decade before he left the cushy job to be with his First Love ... Music which he has been full time into since 1990. He deliberately didn’t join the present crop of Bollywood creators as he had been singularly lucky to be very close to great Hindi film music composers like Anil Biswas, Salil Choudhury, Ravi, O P Nayyar and Manna Dey !

Being too much in love with the old music to be able to come out of it to settle down with present day loud lewdness, which he did not wish to make his genre !! Sonu Nigam / Sunidhi Chauhan both sang under his banner when they were yet to be famous, in fact he used to be amongst judges when they were participants !

Indraneel was involved and had communicated with the Govt. of India to bring out postage stamps in memory of Hemant, Kishore, Rafi and Mukesh and sang live their songs on the day of the release of the said stamps at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi. He sang at Indore when Music Maestro Anil Biswas was conferred with Lata Mangeshkar award by the State Bank of Indore at Bhopal along with Sanjivini Bhelande (now a playback singer). Indraneel romanced the spirit of HMV's Hit Raaja the Prince of Indian Cine music Kumar Sachin Dev Burman through his immortal compositions during his centenary celebrations in Delhi couple of years back to a much acclaimed function !!

He has been singularly lucky to have worked with maestros like Shri Anil Biswas and Salil Choudhury for the Indian Television, CPC Doordarshan Centre which has a few hours of recordings’ in the archives, which were handled and arranged by him. Indraneel also evocatively performed on two occasions at Vigyan Bhawan for the IT & Communications Ministry also for the erstwhile great President of India Shri Abdul Kalaam during his tenure at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Indraneel has shared stage with Manna Dey, Jagjit Singh, Ghulam Ali, Anuradha Paudwal, Hari Om Sharan, Anup Jalota, Usha Utthup, Nitin Mukesh, Udit Narayan, Hemant Kumar and Suchitra Mitra in Hindi and Bengali functions !! As someone rightly said the other day ‘Indraneel falls under the endangered species’ … and if seeing is believing … something one could easily say that is apt to his singing .... ‘ hearing is believing ’ … Happy listening and welcome to old world charm, nostalgia and yesterday once again !!