Composer Meghdeep Bose on Writing a Modern Ghazal and Future Projects
RollingStone India|March 2021
Working with artists ranging from Urdu prog band Joshish to composing trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Bose released his second single ‘Maine Dekha Hai’
ANURAG TAGAT

AS SOMEONE WHO was bullied in school and often misunderstood for having contrasting musical inclinations compared to his peers, Meghdeep Bose can confidently say he triumphed over those troubled times. The Indore-born, Mumbaibased composer’s major anchor was his aunt. “My maami was the only person in my entire family and in my entire circle who heard me out, and she saved me from a breakdown, just by being there,” he says.

Bose’s aunt succumbed to cancer in September last year and her passing left a thought seared into the composer’s mind. He adds, “I started contemplating that what exactly is my purpose as a musician. Over the time, I’ve started seeing life through a bigger picture. As a musician, I feel that I have a bigger mission in life than just writing hit songs or earning money or being recognized.”

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