Child prodigy gets award from PM

Child Prodigy From Assam Bags Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Baal Puraskar

January 25, 2022

A child prodigy of eastern Assam’s Sivasagar, Dhritishman Chakraborty, on January 24, 2022, received the coveted Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Baal Puraskar for his exceptional singing skills.

A resident of ONGC Colony at Nazira in the district, Dhritishman received the award virtually during a block session from Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Deputy Commissioner Megha Nidhi Dahal’s office, accompanied by his parents.

An elated deputy commissioner heartily congratulated Dhritishman and also wished him all success in his future endeavours.

Notably, Dhritishman, son of Debojit Chakraborty and Sonam Chakraborty, was conferred with the title of "Youngest Multilingual Singer" at the age of three years.

At present, he can sing in eight languages, including Assamese, Hindi, English, Bengali, Marathi, Kannada, Sanskrit, and Sinhalese, and has already shown his prowess in his skill.

Dhritishman, who is now just five years old, has already recorded nearly 70 songs in seven to eight different languages.

His songs even find a place on the official Twitter handle of Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

He is also quite popular on social media and enjoys a considerable fan following. His followers on Facebook exceed a whopping figure of more than 13k, and he has over 4k subscribers on Youtube.

It is also worth mentioning that big names from the musical field in Bollywood like Shaan, Tony Kakkar, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shantanu Moitra, Swanand Kirkire, and Jeet Ganguly, among others, are spellbound by Dhritishman’s singing skills.

Dhritishman has also earned the unique distinction of being the "Performer and Champ of the Day" of a live performance at Rabindra Tirtha in Kolkata. He was also invited to perform in the presence of former cricketer Saurav Ganguly.

Possessing an inborn talent, Dhritishman first grasped the lyrics of a song when he was 11 months old when a child is not even able to murmur properly.

With his supportive parents as the strongest pillars of his life, he believes he can achieve his dream of becoming a rock singer. Dhritishman has inherited the musical genes from his mother, who is a singer as well.

Dhritishman enjoys chicken but despises the chapatis that are served to him. His favourite pastimes are listening to music, exploring cars, cycling, playing carom, and painting.

A child prodigy like Dhristiman is a rare talent and he needs to be nurtured properly and should receive the highest level of exposure.

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