Ratna Mitra – It is the name which has stirred up the musical world of Bangla Sangeet with a force. She wanders through the branches of epic expresssing the genre of Bengali and Hindi songs with subtle eloquency. She took lessons in Classical music from Late Pandit Prasun Banerjee, Late Pandit Amaresh Chaudhuri and Late Pandit Jagadish Prasad. She took lessons in Thumri, Dadra, Chaiti, Kajri, Hori of Benaras Gharana under the tutealage of the Legendary singer Late Bidushi Purnima Choudhuri. She has been trained in Nazrulgeeti from stalwarts like Shri Biman Mukhopadhyay, Smt. Purabi Dutta and Sri Sukumar Mitra and She has been taking lessons in Rabindra sangeet since the last 10 years from Shri Dipankar Pal. She also received training in Modern Bengali Songs from the reputed musicians, lyricists and artistes like Sri Jatileshwar Mukhopadhyay, Shri Sunil Deb, Shri Avijit Bandhyopadhyay and Shri Mrinal Chakraborty.
Ratna Mitra did her Masters in Bengali Literature from the University of Calcutta. She too obtained degree in Khayal from Rabindra Bharati University.
She is a regular performer at Aakashbani & Doordarshan.
She is accredited with West Bengal State Sangeet Academy, (EZCC) and Ministry of Information and Cultural Affairs.
In the year 2006 she got the privilege of performing in Hong Kong true to her reputation. She performs regularly in Government sponsored and Private sponsored programmes all over India.
Today, Ratna Mitra is a name that has touched the mind of millions of music lovers all over India and abroad. Not Irrelevant to mention that Mrs. Ratna Mitra is a popular artist of “ALL INDIA RADIO” and “DOORDARSHAN” since 1990. She holds the achievement of performing at DELHI, BANGALORE, AHMEDABAD, RANCHI, BHILAI, JAIPUR, U.P., MUMBAI, BENARAS, KERALA, HYDERABAD VADODARA & CHENNAI just to mention a few during the years 2005-2015 on the festivals of Durga Puja and many other prestegeous occations.
TYPES OF SONGS :
Mostly Smt Ratna Mitra prefers to sing melodious Hindi and Bengali renowned modern songs. She is a versatile performer of RABINDRA SANGEET, NAZRUL GEETI and FOLK SONGS as well. She is accredited with six music albums in her name till date that are considered among the first class standards and she quite often prefers to sing from her album songs.
With her magical performances and mellifluous voice, Ratna Mitra is considered as one of the leading vocal artists in today's world of music.