Artist Profiles

Saath Sangeet cannot uphold the highest standards of music withouth the finest musicians below who have been recorded or are in the process of recording. Please take a moment to read through their profiiles.

Abhik Mukherjee
Abhik Mukherjee is an Indian Classical Sitar artist representing the Etawah Gharana. He received his musical training from Pandit Arvind Parikh and Pandi Kashinath Mukherjee, themselves the disciples of the legendary Sitar maestro ustad Vilayat Khan. Abhik began his training at the age of six in Kolkata, India. he is a gold medalist from Rabindra Bharati University in Kolkata as well as a national scholarship holder from Ministry of Culture, India. He has performed and given workshops in India, United States, Singapore, taiwan, Switzerland, Gemrnay, italy, Suriname and Argentina. Abhik currently resides in new York and performs high profile concerts all over the globe. Website: www.abhikmukherjee.com.

Abhisek Lahiri
Abhisek lahiri is President Award winning, on f the youngest "A" Grade sarod player of All India Radio and National Television. Abhisek is the son and desciple of eminent sarod maestro of Bengal, pandit Alok Lahiri. He is a GIMA awards nominee and first Indian musician to perform at Europe Parliament in France Canada Cultural Days. Webstie: www.sarodabhisek.com or www.facebook.com/sarodabhisek.

Deepak Ram
Deepak Ram is asenior desciple of living Bansuri Legend Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia. He has performed all over the world such as South Africa, India, United Kindom, Ireland, France, Austria, Germany and many other countries including the United States, where he is currently resident. His initial flute training started with late Sri Suryaknt Limaye and short tutelage with Pt. Vijay Raghav Rao before finally he became desciple of Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia. Deepak earned a Master's degree in Music (MMus) from Rhodes University, South Africa. He is a versatile musician with many presitigeous awards to his credit, including Best Instrumental Album, South African Music Awards, among many others. Website: www.goldenhorn.com

Gorachand Bhowmik
Gorachand Bhowmik was born in Kushthia of bangaldesh and migrated to Kolkata at an early age. Though he is an able Tabla player, initially taking lessons from Sri Upen Das of Farukhabad Gharana, and later from Pt. Samar Saha of Benaras Gharana, his inclination toward harmonium has inspired to take tuteladge under guidance of Acharya Jayanta Bose. He has gone on extensive concert tourchs in both India and abroad with well known vocalists. He has as well as been affiliated with prestigeous institutions such as Sangeet Research Academy in Kolkata.

Kedar Naphade
Kedar Naphade received preliminary training in Hindustani Classical Music from his grandfather, Shri Dadasaheb Naphade and from Sri Arvind Gajendragadkar. For over 15 years, he has been a leading desciple of Pt. Tulsidas Borkar, arguably the most acclaimed harmonium player in India today. Kedar has also had the priviledge of training from Smt. Padmavati Shaligram Ghohale, a veteran singer of the Atrauli Jaipu Gharana. She played a pivotal role in his musical development. Kedar has performed harmonium solo and has accompanied vocalists at numerous concerts in India, Europe and in the U.S. Including prestigious festivals and venues such as Alladiay Khan Smruti Samaroha, Dadar Matunga Cultural Center in Mumbai, The Linconln Center in New York, The Smithsonian Institute. Kedar maintains active concerts schdeule in the US. Website info: www.kedarnaphade.com.

Koushik Bhattacharya
Koushik Bhattacharjee received his initial training in vocal recital under the guidance of his father Pt. Pataki Bhattacharjee. He trained under numerous teacher including SRA's Pt. Arun Bhaduri and later from Pt. K.G. Ginde and Pt. Sunil Bose. A widely travelled artist in all parts of the globe, including USA, Canada, Italy, France, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Norway, Dubai and Bangladesh. Sri Bhattacherjee recieved Sangeet Ratna Award by Bhangiya Sangeet Parisad, Kolkata. He is also recipient of numerous other awards and an empannelled artist of Indian Council for Cultural Relations. Among other achievements Koushik Bhattacharjee has established himself among the frontier of vocalists in India today and runs his own school manindra Sangeet Tirtha. Website: www.koushikbhattacherjee.com.

Monir Hossain
Grandson of illustrious vocalist of Ustad Kader Buksh of Murshidabad, West Bengal, India, Monir Hossain, born in Bangladesh, is the son of vocalist Ustad Hafiz Hossain and vocalist (late) Shamsun Nahar Hafiz. Monir has primarily learned in the Beneras style from his Guru Pt. Samar Saha of Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata, India. Proressively, Monir has established himself as a noted prominent Tabla player of the present generations, having accompanied numerous best known classical musicians of India, including the likes of (Late) Ustad Vilayak Khan, Pandit Budhadev Das Gupta, Pt. Debashish Bhattacharya, Ustad Shahid Parvez, Srimati Lakshmi Shankar, Ustad Fateh Ali Khan and Ustad Imrat Khan and many others. He scored music in the movie American Chai and released numerous CDs with maestros. He has continued his passion of performance, and teaching along with a career in Electrical Engineering, living in the United States. Website: visit www.monirhossain.net.

Rohan Das Gupta
Rohan was initiated in the world of music by Padmabhusan Ustad Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan. He started his long journey of learning from Pandit Harashankar Bhattacharya, who is a desciple of Ustad Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan. Rohan is currently learning from illustrious stalwart of Shajanpur Gharana, Pandit Budhadev Das Gupta. Rohan has already earned numerous accolades both India and abroad and already performed in prestigeous events, including ITC SRA, IIT Kharagpur and in many countries such as Switzerland, Germany and France. He is recepient of numerous awards including Maya Mitra, Pt. V.D. Palushkar, Rotary Club Calcutta and several others. Website: www.rohan-dasgupta.com

Sandip Chatterjee
Sandip Chatterjee has been acclaimed by the connoisseurs as one of the most talented and established santoor player of his generation. Inspired by his father, Mr. Asoke Kumar Chatterjee, an acclaimed football player of India and an ardent connoisseur of Indian Classical Music, Sandip moved on to learn under the guidance of eminent Santoor player Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya. he also pursuied training to incorporate vocal style of playing with maestro Pt. Ajoy Chakraborty. Sandip has captivated the audeince in major venues all over the world. He has numerous prestigeous awards to his credit including but not limited to President of India award, best instrumentalist award, Sangeet Ratna Award and numerous others. Website: www.santoorplayer.com

Sarwar Hussain
Born into a rich musical family heritage, Sarwar Hussain is one of the most promising musicans of Sarangi exponents in India today. Bron at Gohad districe near gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, his father Answar Hussain is also a well known musician. His talim (training) started at a tender age of nine years from his Uncle Padmashree Ustad Abdul Latif Khan. Sar is versatile musician performing both solo and as an accompanist all over India and abroad with well known contemporary musicians of our times. Website: www.sarwarsarangi.com

Saket Sahu
A very talented and rising young violinist Saken Sahu was born in a musical family at Raipur, Chhattisgarh. From a very young age he received talim from late Guru Pandi Radhakrishna Jha, great violin player and innovator of Tarabdar violin in his own style. Afterwards, Saket has selected ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata as a residential A grade scholar and obtaining a training of Gayaki Ang (e.g. vocal style of playing) from vocalist and an exponent of Patiala Gharan Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty. Saket has own many prestigeous awards and performs all over the South Asian continent.

Samia Ahmad
Born in Dhaka, Banglaesh, and currently a resident of Maryalnd (USA), Dr. Samia Mahbub Ahmad is a Hindustani classical vocal musician in the Kirana Gharana. She has been studying, performing and teaching this genre of music in North America, South Asia and Southern Africa for the past two decades. Samia is the desciple of Sri Tapan Baidya and Vidushi Padma Shri Sumitra Guha. She has many notbale performances to her credit including Maryalnd State Arts Council, Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County; a panel artist of many prestigious national institutes in the US and Bangladesh such as Smithsonian Institue, the Strathmore Music Center, the Gandhi Center and Indira Gandhi Center (Bangaldesh) to name a few. In addition, Samia has used her classical base to also specialize in Nazrul Sangeet, Bhajans and New Age music. Websit: www.samiaclassicalmusic.com

Sangeet Bandyopadhyay
Sangeetta Bandopadhyay is amongst the leading vocalists of the present generation in Indina Classical Vocal music specializing in Lukhnow, Patiala and Indore Gharana. Eldest daughter of famed Tabla maestro, Sangeet Aharya Sankha Chatterjee and late Sujata Chatterjee. A frequent performer both at home and aborad, Sangeet has produced numerous international CD releases. She is a top grade musician of All India Radio (AIR) and Television. Website: www.sangeeta.info

Zohaib Hasan
Born into a family of musicians hailing from the Amritsar gharana, Zohaib Hassan, 25, has established himself among the leading sarangi players in Pakistan. Zohaib's initial training came from his family elders. Later, he became a disciple of Ustad Ghulam Haider Khan of the Qasur gharana. He follows a strict regime of disciplined practice, and his concentration on musical perfection has allowed him the opportunity to perform for audiences in all of the major musical venues in Pakistan. Most sarangi players use only the index, middle, and ring finger, citing that the smallest finger is too weak to produce a note. Zohaib, who had Poliomyelitis as a child, incorporates all four fingers, giving his playing a greater fluidity and variety of note combinations. Zohaib was a 2013 VSA International Young Soloists Competition winner.