Statues of music maestros SD Burman and Kishore Kumar, who enthralled audience with their hit numbers for decades, would be installed in Kolkata by a fan club next week.
Kumar's son and popular singer Amit Kumar would inaugurate the statues on October 22, in presence of Kolkata Municipal Corporation's Mayor-in-Council Debasish Kumar, secretary of the club, Sudipta Chanda, said Wednesday.
Earlier, the fan club had set up a bust of RD Barman on the Southern Avenue-Keyatala Road connector in the city.
The two new statues would be installed right opposite RD Burman's bust, Chanda said.
"While S D Burman had once lived at Southend Park in Dhakuria area of the city, Kishore Kumar also shared a close connection with this metropolis as he married Kolkata's Ruma Guha Thakurta. Their son Amit Kumar, too, lived in this city for a few years," he added.
In a written message to his fan club, Amit Kumar, on his part, said he was thrilled by the initiative. "I have seen all these greats in my lifetime. I miss them. It's good to know that SD Burman and Kishore Kumar would be joining Pancham da in the city soon. That place will be a must-visit for all music lovers," he said.
SD Burman and Kishore Kumar were known to have shared an endearing relationship.
The two legends had delivered many evergreen songs, including 'Qusoor aapka huzoor aapka' (Bahaar 1951), Dukhi man mere sun mera kahna (Funtoosh 1956), Ek ladki bheegi bhagi si (Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi 1958) and Dil aaj shayar hai gham aaj naghma hai (Gambler 1971).