Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Chhaya Ganguli retires from All India Radio.

  Ms. Chhaya Ganguli, after serving All India Radio and Doordarshan for more than 36 years, retired on 31st July, 2012. Ms. Chhaya Ganguli, a Master in Botany, surprisingly chose to be a Programmer in Broadcasting. She served the organization sincerely at different places in different categories finally retiring as Head of Transcription & Programme Exchange Service of All India Radio.

Besides being soft-spoken, well cultured, excellent organizer, good listener and a good programmer and administrator; Chhaya Ji is an excellent singer as well. Her Bhajans and Ghazals have featured in prized archival collections. She has four Solo Non Film Light Music Albums to her credit. She has a number of combined music albums with other artists. She has also contributed playback singing in 6 feature films and bagged National Award (1979) for her Gazhal from feature film Gaman – ‘Aap Ki Yaad Aati Rahi Raat Bhar’ and received the award from the President of India. She also lent her voice for TV Serials including ‘Bharat Ek Khoj’. Some of other awards to her credit include – DG Doordarshan’s Award, Media Award by Music Forum for her contribution in the production in Sangeet Sarita programme for Vividh Bharti Service of AIR. She is “A” Grade Light Music Artist of All India Radio and has been performing over All India Radio and Doordarshan.

Chhaya continues in her quest for perfection in music with strict adherence to tradition, style, purity and form.

Best wishes from All India Radio to Ms. Chhaya Ganguli


  1. Wish her all the best let her retirement life be filled with eternal happiness. We will be missing her contribution. But with all respect I request her to give her some of her valuable time to AIR so that we can do it better and better. Further an artists never retires she just relax for some time only.

  2. All the success,every happiness and best of health to Chhayaa Ganguli.All my love with her always.
    Been an ardent fan since I first heard her ages ago.
    - Jayant B. Joshi

  3. I dont see any of her information, email, website or facebook page. It is very sad if she is not singing ghazals anywhere. I wish I could listen to her live in the USA. If anybody has her information please email me at It will be an honor if I could organize her ghazal program her or atleast listen to her live.

  4. aadaab arz hai

    i would be highly obliged if somebody could tell me email address of Ms Chhaya ganguly. S tewari

  5. What a fantastic artist, what a delightful voice. Aap ki yaad, by Makhdoom Mohiuddin and set to music by Jaidev in the movie Gaman is a song made timeless by Chhaya Ganguli. Kudos.