Bangla was first formed by Arnob with his friends from Santiniketan. A fortuitous visit by Anusheh to Santiniketan brought the two together. Anusheh had already met Buno in Sylhet and had spent an evening discussing new experiments in music, finding much in common. Two thus became three. They performed together for the very first time at Lalon Shah’s Mazaar back in 1997.
At their second show at the Kolkata Boi Mela in January 1999, they decided to officially call themselves ‘Bangla’.