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Kolkata Tea Seller Serves Chai With a Side of Kishore Kumar Tunes, Video Goes Viral

A video recently went viral where Paltan Nag, a tea stall owner is seen singing the Kishore Kumar classic ‘Main shayaar badnaam’. (Image Credit: Twitter)

A video recently went viral where Paltan Nag, a tea stall owner is seen singing the Kishore Kumar classic ‘Main shayaar badnaam’. (Image Credit: Twitter)

The video of a humble tea seller Paltan Nag quietly going about his business while singing a Kishore Kumar song in a quaint bylane in Kolkata has enticed the internet.

Kishore Kumar fans can be found in the most unlikeliest of places and true to nature, a die-hard admirer of the yesteryear playback singer has recently gone viral after a video of him was shared online. The video of a humble tea seller quietly going about his business in the midst of a quaint bylane in streets of Kolkata has now enticed the internet with the man’s beautiful rendition of Kishore Kumar’s tunes.

Paltan Nag (56) runs a humble roadside tea stall situated in a by lane which is a few hundred metres away from the acclaimed Presidency University in the heart of the city of Kolkata. A video recently went viral where Nag is seen singing the Kishore Kumar classic ‘Main shayaar badnaam’ from the 1973 blockbuster ‘Namak Haraam’. Donning a t-shirt with a huge picture of Kumar emblazoned on it, Nag croons away the beautiful rendition in just the perfect voice and tune. The video also shows around his shop and on a wall is also a framed photograph of the legendary singer adorned with garland to mark his 92nd birth anniversary.

Nag’s video went viral after it was shared on social media and also was circulated on WhatsApp.

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Nag told The Times of India that singing was always his first and only passion but losing his father at a young age left him with no choice but to manage the tea stall to look after his family of 7.

“But I never let go of music. In fact, I found a new set of audience in my customers and I find immense joy in entertaining them," he was quoted as saying.

Despite never being able to afford music lessons while growing up, Nag says he was always a participant at local singing events. A huge Kishore Kumar fan, he also learnt how to speak, dress and perfect songs sung by the singing legend.

Nag also reportedly wishes to get a chance for playback singing in a movie.

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first published:August 06, 2021, 17:43 IST