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Usha Uthup Celebrity Singer/Chairperson

If there is a person who stands for music and life that person is Usha Uthup. Vivacious, warm, with a distinct sense of style and a smile that always lights up her eyes, Usha Uthup has been much more to Kolkata than just her music. She was not only conferred the Padma Shri Award in 2011, she is also the only musician in the world to have been invited to the canonisation of Mother Teresa at the Vatican City. Usha Uthup had been closely associated with Mother Teresa and it was she who taught her the need to spread peace and acknowledge and appreciate the endeavours of all.

The singer who’s been popular through generations and has sung in more than 13 Indian languages and eight foreign languages has been working on various causes close to her heart. She has worked for Missionaries of Charity, Spastics Association, School for the Blind and she has always been the first to perform in Charity shows organised for the victims of Tsunami or Alia.

StageCraft Foundation is her brainchild.

Email : usuthup@gmail.com

Gautam Jain Business man

Gautam Jain is a first generation event entrepreneur, who has been successfully organizing and managing high-profile events for the last 23 years.

A man who prefers his work to do the talking, Gautam has always believed that applauding people, who do the most difficult work behind the scenes, is the most important thing.

Email : www.realreel.org

Late Mahua Lahiri Business Woman

If somebody can be credited with constantly innovating on music in Kolkata that is MahuaLahiri, who along with her husband D.S.Lahiri, founded the Asha Audio Company in 1995 with only 4 music albums. Twenty Six years down the line they not only can boast of releasing nearly about 600 albums, they have been pioneers of the music band revolution in Kolkata.

Email : ashakol@gmail.com

Anil Kuriakose Proffessional

Anil kuriakose’s mantra is: Everything is possible if you believe that it is possible.

This mantra defines his 26-year-association with the television and film industry. He has been an editor in ad films, corporate films, documentaries and television serials.He has worked with late RituparnoGhosh in films like Raincoat and The Last Lear as associate director.

Currently he handles all Non Fiction & Events portfolio for a leading GEC Bangla Channel.

Email : anilkuriakose@yahoo.com

Shiladitya Choudhury Business man

Shiladitya Chaudhury is an entrepreneur with multifarious interests ranging from arts to business.

His humanitarian initiatives include his close association with Nature, Environment and Wildlife Society (commonly known as NEWS), an NGO working towards conservation of wildlife and environment.

Email : shiladit73@gmail.com