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Pankaj Mullick Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : May 10, 2017

Short Biography

Pankaj Mullick was born on 10-05-1905 in Kolkata in the state of West Bengal, India. He was an Indian Music Director, Playback Singer, Film Actor, Singer, Composer & Songwriter who best-known for his work in Bengali and Hindi Cinemas.

Pankaj Mullick Complete Bio & Career

His career started in 1927, with the Indian Broadcasting Corporation in Kolkata, the first form of AIR (All India Radio).  He began his musical training under Durgadas Bandopadhaya. There was a great turning point came into his life when his meeting was set with Dinendranath Tagore, a great nephew of Rabindranath Tagore. This took him very close to Rabindra Sangeet. Tagore song ‘Nemecche Aaj Prothom Badal’ became his first commercial recording in 1926, during that time he was just 18 years.
Rabindranath Tagore became very fond of his songs and soon Pankaj Mullick became the leading exponents of Tagore’s songs. With the composer R.C. Boral, he contributed himself as a music director and artist for nearly 50 years. Starting from 1931, Shri Pankaj had contributed his capacities to Bengali, Urdu, Hindi and Tamil language for 38 years. He served as music director with great artists such as S.D. Burman, K.L Sehgal Geeta Dutt, Hemanta Mukherjee and Asha Bhosle. Besides his singing, he also acted with the famous actors like KL Sehgal, Kanan Devi, and P.C. Barua and worked for 25 years in New Theatres Calcutta. The credit of initiating playback singing goes to Nitin Bose, sound engineer Mukul Bose and Pankaj Mullick.

Honours & Awards

Padma Shri Civilian Award 1970 Arts
Dadasaheb Phalke Award Indian Cinema Award 1972 Bengali Film Industry

He received Dadasaheb Phalke award for his lifetime contribution to Indian Cinema and in 1970 Padma Shri by the Indian Government.

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Pankaj Mullick died on 19-02-1978 in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. He died at age of 72.

DEATHDAY 19 February,1978 (Sunday)
DEATH PLACE Kolkata, West Bengal

Pankaj Mullick Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born in a Bengali family to Monimohan MullickMonomohini Mullick.

Life's Important Dates Of Pankaj Mullick

Personal Info

Home Town Kolkata
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Kolkata, West Bengal, India
School N/A
College Scottish Church College, Kolkata
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Travelling, Listening Music
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Black, White
Favorite Place Goa

Pankaj Mullick Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Pankaj Mullick was 72 years 9 months & 9 days old age.