Dwijen Mukherjee first came into limelight due his very "Hemanta-Like" voice. Of course he was also an excellent singer and quickly established himself as an accomplished "rabindrasangeet" singer. His friendship with Salil started in the late '40s through their common association with IPTA. Hemanta was also in the IPTA at that time. His next big break came when he recorded the path breaking songs "shyamal boroni ogo kanya" and "klaanti naame go" for Salil. As a composition "shyamal boroni" was a masterpiece and "klaanti naame go" was unique. This album helped Dwijen tremendously. Its phenomenal success followed with other very successful Salil compositions such as "akdin phire jaabo chole", "pallabini go sancharini" etc. One of his rare and beautiful records must be Salil's brilliant composition of Michael Madhusudan Datta's two poems - "rekhomaa daasere mone" and "aashaar chhalane bhooli". He became a close friend of Salil and Salil later invited him to Bombay to sing in a few Hindi films notably Madhumati, Maya, Honeymoon, Jawahar,and Sapan Suhaane.
Hnd = Hindi; Mal = Malayalam; Tam = Tamil; Tel = Telegu; Kan = Kannada; Bng = Bengali; Oth = Other