Salil Chowdhury (সলিল চৌধুরী; Solil Choudhuri in phonetic Wiki-Bengali; 19 November 1922 – 5 September 1995) was an Indian music composer, who mainly composed for Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam film and other films. He was also a poet and a playwright. He is affectionately called Salilda by his admirers.His musical ability was widely recognised and acknowledged in the Indian film industry. He was an accomplished composer and arranger who was proficient in several musical instruments, including flute, the piano, and the esraj. He was also widely acclaimed and admired for his inspirational and original poetry in Bengali.
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