Salil Chowdhury (Bangla (1923-1995) was a famous Bengali composer and poet. He was born on November 19, 1923 and died on September 5, 1995, just before his 72nd birthday.
One of India’s original musical talents, he was widely recognised and acknowledged in the Bombay film industry as one of the prodigious talents on the lines of Naushad, Shankar-Jaikishen, etc. He was also an accomplished composer, and was proficient in several musical instruments, including the flute, the piano, and the esraj. Regarded as one in the league of intellectuals having born in the state of West Bengal, he was also widely acclaimed and admired for his inspirational and original poetry. He was fondly and reverently called Salilda in Bollywood.