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Pritam Chakraborty Biography

About Pritam Chakraborty

Pritam Chakraborty better known as Pritam is a music composer from India who is
presently based out of Mumbai.He was born in Kolkata, Pritam is the son of Prabodh Chakraborty, who runs a music school for children. Pritam gained his early training in music from his father and learned to play the guitar while still in school.
After completing his schooling at St. James' School and college education at
Presidency College, he went to a music school. Pritam joined a Bangla band,
Chandrabindoo. Before that he formed another band with his Presidency
batchmates, called "Jotugriher Pakhi". They even have a cassette released to
their credit at that time. In January 1993, Pritam joined the Film and
Television Institute in Pune to undertake a course in sound recording and sound
engineering.He also learned African music from musicologist Kedar Avati.
Having completed his education, Pritam moved to Mumbai to pursue a career in
Bollywood. During his stay in Mumbai, he began composing ad jingles.
However, in 2002 Yashraj Films signed up to direct Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai, for which the
Jeet-Pritam duo once again composed the music. All the songs from that movie
were chartbusters, and the duo had hit the big time.
Pritam is now actively involved in mentoring and judging new talent on Zee TV's
singing competition show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2009.

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