Chandmoni Hembrum, a singing talent discovered from the tribal area of Hooghly. Image Courtesy – YouTube
Chandmoni Hembrum, who went viral in the Bollywood world, sang Neha Kakkar’s “O Humsafar”. She got a chance in the world of Bollywood music by the grace of two teachers.
Chiranjit Dhibar, a resident of Durgapur and Shyam Hansda of Hooghly. The whole team, including teacher Shyam Hansda, helped this poor talented tribal girl. The team has worked on everything from singing to financial help. Chiranjit, a popular teacher from Durgapur, has come forward to help Chandmoni from the very beginning.
In the meantime, different Bollywood artists interacted with Chiranjit Dhibar. Artist Ayshan Adri first came forward to bring Chandmoni into the platform of Bollywood music. Chandmoni recorded a song in the studio.
The song is going to be the turning point of his life in the coming days. Even offers for singing came from the popular television show Indian Idol Season 12 through Chiranjit Dhibar. This talented tribal girl will soon be seen on the television screen if everything goes well. Chandmoni’s song ‘Judaiya Bay’ is going to be released under the music direction of famous Punjabi artist Ayshan Adri.
How it became possible?
Chandmoni is a 10th class student. Her father died 10 years ago. Currently, she is living in a small slum with her mother and two other sisters. Their house has been damaged by the recent Cyclone Amphan. The hardships have intensified in the lockdown period. At present, food is being served at a relative’s house.
She is a student of Sardeshwari Kanya Vidyapeeth in Itachuna village under the Chunchura sub-division of Hooghly district. Their house is in Bara Munti village of Pandua Khanyan. Chandmoni’s family has been suffering from financial difficulties as her father died a decade ago. Her mother Malti Hembrum is looking after Chandmoni and her two sisters with great difficulty by cutting paddy on other people’s land.
But the desire to sing did not die in the midst of hundreds of problems and acute destitution. There is no opportunity to take any training for singing. After listening to the music on a grandfather’s music system in the house at the next door, the practice goes on. The people are informing the two teachers about the art of turning the wheel of life.
The desire to sing did not die in the midst of hundreds of problems and acute destitution. Image Courtesy – YouTube
Besides cutting paddy with her mother, Chandmoni continues to study and sing. Chandmoni surprised everyone by singing like Neha Kakkar’s ‘O Hamsafar’, ‘Shokhi, Bhabona Kahare Bole’ of Rabindranath Tagore on an empty throat.
Shyam Hansda of Hooghly, a teacher by profession, came to deliver relief and captured Chandmoni’s song on his mobile phone and spread it on social media. Chandmoni’s song went viral from Shyam Hansda’s Facebook page which reached to more than 10 lakhs of people. Besides, Chiranjit Dhivar, a teacher from Durgapur, posted the song on his Facebook page and it quickly went viral. Everyone liked her effortless singing style. The net-world has filled the girl with praise.
Let the daughter of Bengal become the jewel of the eyes in the whole world. She is younger now and has plenty of time to learn and make herself mature in the field of music. We wish her great success in Bollywood as well as in the field of Bengali Folk music.