Chhaya Devi was born in Bhopalpur Rajbari in the year 1921 in a very educated and aristocrat family. Her father was Haradhan Gangopadhay. Chhaya Devi was known as “Kanak” in her childhood. Chhaya Devi started her primary education in Mikkhoda Girls School of Bhopalpur. Then her father shifted to Delhi. There she was adimitted in the Indraprastha Girls School. As per her family regulations she was married to Buddhadeb Chattopadhay at the age of only 11. Mr. Chattopadhay was a lecturer of a college in Ranchi. But this marriage did not last very long. She came to Kolkata with her father, when she was a student of tenth standard.
In Kolkata she started taking lessons in music from legendary singer Krishna Chandra Dey. She was introduced to Upen Goswami of East India Film ...» read full biography