Taposh fashions top end musical instruments
Jhenidah musicians are only too familiar with 41-year-old Taposh Chandra, who has earned an enviable reputation as an adroit maker of musical instruments. A resident of Kaliganj upazila in Jhenidah, Taposh, told this correspondent that he makes high quality harmoniums. He earns around Taka 2000 by selling an ordinary harmonium while a quality harmonium and a scale changer harmonium fetches him more. His harmoniums are much in demand in far off districts like Dhaka, Rangpur, Kushtia Jessore, Khulna and Barisal.
Taposh makes guitars too. He earns Taka 1,200 through the sale of a guitar. However, he says he needs a large capital to run his business as timbre, an essential input is priced sky high.
Taposh has trained many other musical instrument makers who are now comfortably off. Among them are Debashis and Nayan Biswas.
Ananta Kumar a teacher of music said, â€œTaposh is an expert musical instrument maker who has earned repute in Jhenidah. He teaches the students songs and plays on self crafted harmoniumsâ€