Members of CACTUS

Mainak “BUMPY” Nag Chowdhury


Mainak, the bass player,the amphibian, who travels on land (rhythm) and water ( melody) and dares to juxtapose parallel realities, parallel planes of existence.


  • Birthday: 7th January (Capricorn). 
  • Contribution: Electric Bass, Love and Monkey Business. 
  • Favorite Bands/Artists: all the guys who’s music touches the heart , redefines reality- especially John Coltrane and Nikhil Banerjee. 
  • Favorite Films: Ajantrik, Apu trilogy, Sound of Music, Pulp Fiction, Matrix trilogy.
  • Favorite Author: my favourite book is “Lust For Life “ by Irving Stone.
  • Favorite Food: I am strictly non-vegeterian…any thing tasty is good for me-from Sashimi, Deer goulash, Steak , good old Kabiraji Cutlet, to simple home cooked Chingri Posto.
  • Biggest Influence: my parents, Ramkrishna, Swami Vivekananda, my gurus Monojit “Kochu” Datta, R, Visweswaran, Amyt Datta,Tanmoy Bose, Rocco Prestia.
  • Hobbies: Philately, yes I still collect stamps! 
  • Dislikes: Lies.


  • Fender Jazz Bass-4 string electric bass.
  • Schecter Omen 5-active  5 string electric bass.
  • Ibanez Sound Gear- 5 string active electric bass.
  • Peavey -4 string electric bass.
  • Maitrayee-6 string double neck signature /custom made electric bass With “11” taraf and “2” chikari strings.
  • Boss stomp boxes.