Kolkata: Kolkata's Dum Dum correctional home is following a unique way of reforming the lives of its inmates. It helps them polish their musical skills. Inmates have also come out with their own album. From an inmate to an artist, music has given them a new identity.
46-year-old Sujit Doloi has spent 12 years behind bars, battling depression and loneliness. Now he has found solace in music. "I am very proud, that I got this opportunity, that I can learn how to sing here. I feel very grateful," Sujit says.
The inmates were brought together from across Bengal handpicked for their musical skills. Hours of training and two and half years later, Muktoberi was formed. They have also cut an album and have even performed outside.
Music trainer Dr Tapan Ray says, "They didn't know how to sing, never learnt music. The fact that they can now sing and also have an album now is fantastic."...more
09:10 AM, Dec 17, 2012