Malati Ghoshal

Malati Ghoshal (née Bose) (Bengali: মালতী ঘোষাল) (December 17, 1902-July 17, 1984) was an Indian Rabindra Sangeet singer.

Malati Ghoshal was born in Kolkata to Hemendra Mohan Bose, a businessman. She learnt Tappa from Manada Sundari Dasi, Kirtan from Purnakumari Dasi, Indian Classical Music from Gopeshwar Bandyopadhyay, Surendranath Bandyopadhyay and Shyam Sundar Mitra. She also played Sitar well. She was married to Sushanta Ghoshal in 1935 and after that her musical career flourished. She became a known figure in private soirees and Brahmo ceremonies. She used to sung duets with her husband also. Her first gramophone record, containing two Tagore Songs, "Ke Bosile Aji" and "Hridayo Basona Purno Holo", was released in 1940. Her second and last gramophone record, containing two other Tagore Songs, "E Parabase Rabe Ke" and "Jodi E Amaro Hridayo Duaro", was released in 1952. These four songs made her popular in those days. She lost her husband in 1952 and after that she gave up singing.