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After a successful move to raise funds for victims of Amphan, one of the finest Indian singers in Europe Sanjoy Dey and his organisation NEOM is now raising funds for one of the most vulnerable people of this time – the idol makers in India who have lost their job for this lockdown – reports Arundhati Mukherjee for Asian Lite

One of the finest singers, composer and music director Sanjoy Dey, has already earned respect and recognition from the UK and Europe audience. During this tragic time of global pandemic, he has taken up this exemplary initiative to aid the idol makers of West Bengal, India. Restriction in small and big religious festivals in India and abroad, especially that of Ganapati Puja and upcoming Durga Puja this year has resulted in severe loss of business for the idol makers in India. Survival of the artists, and thereby this exclusive art, is at stake.

Artiste Sanjoy Dey has come forward and arranged for a digital concert on 26th of September, 2020 in association with his organisation Robi Bharoti and Sahayogi Seva – NEOM. The event will start at 4:30pm BST. ‘An Evening with Sanjoy Dey’ is being presented by one of the prominent music production company of India, Srinivas Music. Funds raised from this charity event will go to support the idol makers of India during this difficult time.

Dey has always been involved and led charity events as such. His organisation NEOM had successfully raised funds for the victims of Amphan cyclone of West Bengal, earlier this year, through a mega concert. Artistes from all around the globe including UK, UAE, India and Bangladesh had taken part in that unique mega concert.

Rabindra Bharati University alumni, Sanjoy Dey has earned the RD Burman Award for his contribution in Indian music. He has performed in the celebrated NABC conference in 2000 in Baltimore. Apart from NEOM – New Era of Music, and Robi-Bharati, he also has established Sanjoy academy, Robika and Wave to introduce and nurture Indian music in the in UK. His work with the new generation of BAME community, specially the kids demands credits.

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