Next year, Mumbai will lose a significant piece of its musical history when Rhythm House at Kala Ghoda shuts down for good. Some 1,652 km or more away, in the dusty neighbourhood of Dum Dum north of Kolkata, another icon of the country’s musical legacy awaits the inevitable.

The sprawling complex of the (erstwhile) HMV studios and manufacturing unit, now officially SaReGaMa Limited (RPG Group), has recorded Indian history of a more melodious kind. Despite the company’s valiant efforts to remain relevant, technology and tastes have rendered the Dum Dum manufacturing unit redundant .

The sprawling stud