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Pt Tarun Bhattacharya, a pioneering and revolutionary Indian musician

Santoor Maestro Pt Tarun Bhattacharya is a pioneering and revolutionary musician who has changed the face of Indian classical music, he is an unparalleled music ambassador of India. He has received talim from his father Pandit Rabi Bhattacharya, Pandit Dulal Roy and finally from sitar maestro Bharat Ratna Pandit Ravi Shankar. One of the most celebrated torch bearers of Indian classical music he has virtuall ...

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Mukta Madan Raste , one of the most versatile young tabla artists in India

Mukta Madan Raste,  represents as one of the most versatile young tabla artists in India making music today. She hails from a family with a remarkably musical, cultural and spiritual heritage. Mukta began learning classical vocal music, harmoniumand transferred her passion to one of the world’s most complex percussion instruments: the tabla. She was first introduced to tabla and many other percussion instru ...

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Smita Nagdev, an eminent Sitar artist

Smita Nagdev, Born Nagpur on 21 March. Learning Sitar under the 'Guru-Shishya' tradition from the age of four. Her guru  Late Shri Vasudeo Rao Ashtewale was a traditional Sitar player from the well known 'Ashtewale Gharana' of Ujjain. She became 'Gandabandha Shagird' (deciple) of Sarod Maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan in 1997. Awarded scholarship of CCRT New.Delhi from 1984 to 1991 and scholarship to young arti ...

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Mita Mukherjee, an young promising sitar / harmonium player

Mita Mukherjee, an young promising sitar player, daughter of Late Anil Krishna Ghosh, was born and brought up in a musical family, District of North 24 Parganas. She started her training at an early age from Late Pt. Biswanath Chatterjee and she is under Pt. Partha Pratim Chatterjee for advanced training for a long time. She also learnt vocal music from late Padmabhibhushan Pt. Gyan Prakash Ghosh and she is ...

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Dr Radhika Umdekar Budhkar – the first woman Vichitra Veena player

Dr. Radhika is the first woman artist in the world who mastered playing the Vichitra Veena. Grand Daughter of the renowned vocalist late Pandit Balabhau Umdekar from the court of Gwalior Gharana, she was raised in a family rejoicing in an ambience filled with music. Along with the Vichitra Veena, she is also an excellent player of Sitar. Also, she has been learning classical singing, Sitar and Vichitra Veen ...

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Prof. Sandeep Dev – the great Tabla Maestro

Prof. Sandeep Dev, the great tabla maestro, was born in Kolkata into a renowned family where music was a part of household chores. By the grace of birth, he had the blue blood of a royal family. His parental grandfather was the great grandson of Late Ramdulal Deb Sirakar, one of the renowned business tycoons and pioneers in India Trade and Commerce. His parental grandmother was the youngest sister of famous ...

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Arabinda Roy (Anup) an accompilshed Vocalist and a diverse instrumentalist

Arabinda Roy, popularly known with his nickname Anup, is a man of versatile genius: a renowned tabla maestro, an accomplished vocalist, a singular harmonium player, and a distinguished chemistry teacher. This great vocalist is acclaimed all around India for his superlative command on two diverse musical instruments the Tabla and the Harmonium. His artistic brilliance, mastery on musical instruments and magn ...

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Kala Ramnath – One of the best Instrumentalists among top 50 in the world.

Grammy nominated for her album ‘Miles from India’, recognized as one of the fifty best instrumentalists of the world by the prestigious ‘Songlines’ Magazine, Album ‘Kala’ selected again by ‘Songlines’ magazine’s one of the 50 best recordings of the world, the first Indian violinist to be featured in the violin Bible, ‘The Strad’, a solo essay in the ‘Encyclopedia – Rough Guide to World Music’ for her contri ...

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Remembering Ustad Bismillah Khan

Bismillah Khan (March 21, 1916 – August 21, 2006), often referred to by the honorific title Ustad, was an Indian musician credited with popularising the shehnai, a subcontinental wind instrument of the oboe class. While the shehnai had long held importance as a folk instrument played primarily during traditional ceremonies, Khan is credited with elevating its status and bringing it to the concert stage. He ...

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Anupriya Deotale – a synonym for Violin

Anupriya Deotale is acknowledged as one of the most outstanding classical North Indian Violin artist of today. She has a unique style of her own, on the lines of fusion in  which she blends the elements of "Gayaki" i.e. vocal rendering and "Tantarakari" i.e. instrumental rhythmic patterns, a manner in which not many are found playing the  Violin in the entire sub continent. She has been described by the cri ...

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