A Bengali Frank Sinatra in Lancashire
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A Bengali Frank Sinatra in Lancashire

Known as Bengali Frank Sinatra in Lancashire, Pijush Das has cut a CD, the proceeds from which will go to a child development centre.

india Updated: Dec 19, 2005 12:48 IST

Medicine and music go well together—at least that is what Pijush Das, a consultant paediatrician in Lancashire, has proved.

Better known locally as the 'Bengali Frank Sinatra', Das, 49, has recently cut a CD featuring a string of modern Bengali songs.

Money raised from the CD sales will go towards new equipment at the Broadoaks Child Development Centre, Leyland, where Das treats children suffering from neurological development problems.

"A lot of people from my Bengali community wanted the CD, so I thought I would do one," said Das, who also works at the Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley Hospital.

Music, he says, has played a huge part in his life, ever since his schooling in Kolkata, when he learnt to play the tabla and harmonium. He also has a degree in classical music.

"Some of my listeners have described me as a Bengali Frank Sinatra. I perform modern Bengali songs and these are very popular as people like the melody, even if they don't understand the words," he says.

First Published: Dec 19, 2005 12:48 IST