Playing - Radha Romon, Sylhet Sunamgonj Region Folk, Bangladesh - 31 [Nagor Kalia]
Info about Radha Romon provided by "lalshapla" (Hasnat Mohd Anwar) from UK: Radha Romon Dutta Purkayashta (1834--1916)
Father: Pandit Radha Madhob Dutta Purkayostha ( author of many books in Sanskrit & Bangla) Thana-Jogonnath Pur, Vill-Keshob Pur, Dist-Sunam Gonj.
It has been claimed that Radha Romon has written 5/7 thousands of songs ! Scholars on this subject has also backed up and accepted this fact.
He was married to a talented lady of Moulavi Bazar Dist. Vill-Aadh Pasha. He lost 3 of his sons(out of 4) & his wife at very early age.
After the loss of the three dearest family members has had a huge shock he left home... settled down by building an ashram in Nolua Haor (Moulavi bazar). Spent rest of his life(30 years) by singing and making songs. Lots of people started gathering at his Ashram and became his fan.
He was 20 years older than Hason Raja. Once Hason Raja wrote a letter to Radha Romon saying, 'Radha Romon,tumi kemon? Tumai aami dekhtey chai'.'
The youngest son of poet Radha Madhab Dutta, Romon displayed a musical temperament from childhood. The early death of his father led Romon to seek the approval of religious mentors throughout his life. Romon's Vaishnavism (worship of Krishna) shaped his musical work and led him to a life of asceticism; he lived for some time in a house that amounted to little more than a seven-square-foot concrete box. Romon was also heavily influenced by the Sufism that infuses Baul culture. Romon died in 1915.