Songwriter-singer-actor-TMC MP Kabir Suman, whose composition, ” Tumi shunona amar katha”, has been used in a commercial without his knowledge, said there’s no organization to take care of artistes’ rights.
“The scene was still better till Subhas Chakraborty was alive. Artistes will continue missing him,” said the performer. Incidentally, Subhas Chakraborty was the Transport, Sports and Youth Services Minister in the Left Front government, who passed away in 2009, while Kabir Suman is a TMC MP. “I might have had ideological and political differences with Subhasda, but he was a gentleman. Whenever I would meet him on the road, we would exchange pleasantries. He shared a cordial relationship with my wife, Sabina (Yasmin),” said Kabir Suman, adding that most of the big concerts in the city would be organized by Subhas Chakraborty. “He would take interest in concerts and artistes. He was a class apart,” Kabir Suman signed off.