Tripura : The Land Of Sachin Dev Barman

          Sachin Karta,Voice of Divinity: Sir Neville Cardus, celebrated cricket writer and analyst of yore, had once commented on the immortal Australian batting genius, Victor Trumper:

          Whenever I am called upon to write on Trumper, I confront the danger of using too many superlatives; so grand was the sweep of his genius'. Adapting idioms and ideas of cricket to music is as bizarre as drawing historical parallels involving personalities is often intriguing. Nevertheless, Cardus's perceptive comment on Trumper has a topical relevance to the life and achievements of Kumar Sachin Debbarman , popularly known as ‘Sachin karta’.

          His lilting melodies based on refreshingly original composition had kept Indian music-buffs spell bound for more than three decades. In fact the roaring commercial success of a long series of Bollywood movies from the fifties to the mid-seventies could be attributed to the musical genius of Sachin Karta. Born into Tripura’s royalty on October 1 1906 at his parental home at Comilla (present Banglaesh), Karta had spent his early life in pursuing studies and learning the finer art of music for which he had developed an early passion. The fact that his father ‘Karta’ Nabadwip Chandra Debbarman had been practically banished to the royal estate in Comilla because of a succession dipute over the throne stood in the way of Sachin Karta being born and brought up at Agartala.

          He visited Agartala , the capital of Tripura, as a child during the reign of king Radha Kishore Manikya (1896-1909) though subsequently he visited Agartala several times and took part in musical programmes.