Suchitra Mitra was an Indian singer actively involved in the field of classical music from 1941 to 2011. She composed many songs of Rabindra Sangeet and was also a playback singer. She has also contributed in the field of academics by working as a professor and the head of Rabindra Sangeet Department, Rabindra Bharti University. Suchitra Mitra learned at the Scottish Church College, the University of Calcutta and from Vishwa-Bharti University, India. Since her father, Saurindra Mukherjee, was a close associate of the Tagore family, the love for music was naturally cultivated from her very childhood.
Pankaj Mullick one day recognized her talent in music and who taught her the stepping stones and fundamentals of Rabindra Sangeet. As a result, she naturalized for the same with the god given a gift of Voice and expression. Suchitra Mitra, due to her flourishing love for the music decided to undergo training in Rabindra Sangeet from Sangeet Bhavan in Shantiniketan. Due to her aptitude in music, she was awarded a scholarship for pursuing the course. She learned the basics of music from renowned faculties such as Santidev Ghosh and Shaiajaranjan Mazumdar.
After completing her graduation, she founded 'Rabitirtha' along with Dwijen Choudhary, which was the only institution providing schooling the field of Rabindra Sangeet. She has given numerous the performances in the U.S. and Canada along with her troops from Rabitirtha.
Suchitra Mitra's repertoire and expertise in the Rabindra Sangeet, and her unique ability to inculcate love for the same in the audience established her as one of the most reputed names in the domain of performing arts in India. She was felicitated with numerous awards such as 'Padma Shri' in 1974, HMV Golden Disc Award and Allauddin Puraskar from Government of West Bengal for her sincere efforts and contribution in the field of drama and arts. Suchitra Mitra died of cardiac arrest after a prolonged illness.