|Born||3 October 1941|
Ranjit Gazmer was a student of Amber Gurung at his Art Academy of Music in Darjeeling. His contemporaries were Gopal Yonzon, Karma Yonzon, Sharan Pradhan, Aruna Lama and Jitendra Bardewa, all of whom went on to be musicians. He was a part of a musical group called Sangam Club and was also a drummer for The Hillians, the first-ever Western band formed in Darjeeling. In 1966, he moved to Birgunj, Nepal with his friends, which included Anuradha Koirala (then Anuradha Gurung), managing an English-medium private school. In 1967, Ranjit had moved to Kathmandu with his friends and became a studio musician at Radio Nepal. Later, Ranjit moved to Malad in Mumbai (Bombay then) to pursue his music career there with RD Burman.
Gazmerjoined George Banks, father of Louis Banks and was performing in his Band. King Mahendra who had opened Royal Nepal Academy, Nepal. Ramsaran Darnal who was in this Academy called up Ranjit and gave job to him.
Manohari Singh close aid of the Burmans , invited Rajitji to join him in Mumbai. Ranjitji came to Mumbai on 25 December 1971. Manohari Singh then introduced Ranjitji to R D Burman. After initial introduction , he was asked to be present in a recording at Film Centre,Tardeo. When Ranjitji reached there , was surprised and happy to see that the tune which he had played in front of RD Burman when introduced is being recorded. And the work KANCHA is there in the song. After recording R D Burman came to Ranjitji and told "This is your song. And from now your name is KANCHA."And since then his is a sitting member of R D Burman's team , a percussionist.
Ranjit Gazmer worked under RD Burman in Mumbai, playing madal in several Hindi film songs. In 1982, Ranjit arranged for Asha Bhosle to sing her first Nepali film song. Since then he has composed music for several Nepali films such as Samjhana, Kusume Rumal, Lahure, Saino, and Darpan Chaya. He is based in Mumbai and records songs in the studios there.
|1992||Dui Thopa Aanshu|