S D Burman's B'desh house to turn into cultural centre
The house where music legend Sachin Dev Burman lived at Chartha in Bangladesh's Comilla district, about 50 km from here, is likely to be converted into a cultural centre.
Bangladesh Premier Sheikh Hasina during her recent visit to Tripura had given an assurance to a delegation of cultural personalities of the state. "We requested her to renovate the ancestral home of S D Burman and convert it into an international centre for folk culture and she assured us of doing her best," said Gautam Das, convener of Tripura Cultural Co-ordination Committee and
leader of the delegation.
Das said the house had been acquired by the Bangladesh government earlier, but sadly it was turned into a poultry farm. "The one-storey building is now in a decaying state, but can easily be repaired," he said.
A scion of the princely family of Tripura, Burman, was born in Comilla's Chortha village, on October 1, 1906. Though he was a prince of Tripura's Royal Manikya family, his father Navadwip Chandra Dev Burman used to live in their house at Chartha and collected revenue from Chakla Roshnabad,
an area formed with Comilla and Brahmanbaria districts and parts of Sylhet and Noakhali district.
Tripura joined India on October 15, 1949, after signing a merger agreement and Chakla oshnabad fell in East Pakistan, now Bangladesh.
Burman's house in Kolkata has already been declared a heritage building and the street where the house stands is being named after him. The central government has also issued postal stamps
in his memory. PTI