Meet Roy, My First Bengali Teacher

I met Atanu Roy while working in the animation studio I worked for 10 years.  He was quite senior to me but always-ready-to help type of a person. His humble character got us connected.

I’m always learning some of the other languages and Bengali was on the list, but  I wasn’t sure where to start. Atanu came like an angel and handed me some Bengali songs. It was beautiful teamwork — I would listen to the song, again and again, and he would translate and transliterate each word for me.

I heard many songs and got to know the language quickly; all with the divine support of this magic friend. He made the experience of learning such simple and to date, I follow the same process to learn any new language.

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