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Saath Sangeet cannot uphold the highest standards of music without the finest musicians below who have been recorded or are in the process of recording. Please take a moment to read through their profiles.

Abhisek Lahiri - Sarod
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.

Paramananda Roy - Flute
Paramananda started Playing Flute in the year 1997 under the guidance of his father Pandit Gopal Roy, a renowned flute player belonging to Panna Babu’s Gharana. He has joined ITC SANGEET RESEARCH ACADEMY in March 2016 as a Senior Scholar. He is trainingunder Guru Pandit Partha Chatterjee and Guru Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty. Performed in many prestigious stages all over India.

Ratan Bharati - Guitar
Imbibing a sense of rhythm from childhood, Ratan was attracted to the guitar at an early age. Starting with lessons from Sri Swapan Kar, when he was all of four, he graduated to taking taalim from renowned guitar player Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya. Ratan has stood first in many prestigious competitions and has received the National Scholarship from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. He participated in India's first online instrumental reality show, Life is Music, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. where he wasawarded the Best Solo Instrumentalist by stalwarts of the Indian Instrumental music industry like Louis Banks, Ustad Taufiq Qureshi and Pandit Purbayan Chatterjee. He was awarded an A grade at his first AIR audition, an unusual feat for a young musician. In May 2011, he joined ITC SRA as a scholar under Guru Pandit Partha Chatterjee.He is also taking gayaki ang talim from guru Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty. Having a keen interest in and understanding of Western classical music as well, Ratan believes in spreading his knowledge to dedicated students of music.

Shakir Khan - Sitar Belonging to a Family of Musicians
Shakir Khan is one of the leading exponents in mastering the art of playing Sitar. Shakir Khan is being guided on his path by his father and guru, sitar maestro Padmashree Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan, and the legacy of the Etawah Gharana. Shakir’s journey represents the eighth generational link in an unbroken chain of musical talent and tradition of the sitar and surbahar. He has and continues to perform in all major venues in all parts of the world.

Supratik Sengupta - Sitar
Supratik Sen Gupta born in a family of musicians in Kolkata. He got his early training from his father Sri Kuber Sen Gupta. He began his formal training under Sri Biswanath Das and Pt. Debaprasad Chakraborty. After that he was under the guidance of Sangeetacharya Late Ajoy Sinha Roy and Dr. Pradeep Chakraborty for a long time. Supratik joined ITC Sangeet Research Academy in the year 2001 as a scholar under the tutelage of Padmabhushan Pandit Buddhadeb Das Gupta and Sri. Partha Pratim Chatterjee, the Guru of the instrumental division of the Academy. After leaving ITC SRA as a musician scholar he took talim from Late Padmabhushan Pandit Buddhadeb Das Gupta..he is taking lessons of tal-laya from Sri Surojit Sengupta(a senior disciple of padmabibhushan pandit Kishen Maharaj)

Gorachand Bhowmik - Harmonium
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 - Harmonium
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 - Vocal
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 - Tabla and Creator of SaathSangeet
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. Monir Hossain is also an avid aviation enthusiast and a pilot. He has continued his passion of music performance, and teaching along with a career in Electrical Engineering, living in the United States. To see some of his performances, visit www.youtube.com/mxhossai

Sandip Chatterjee - Santoor
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 - Sarangi
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

Zohaib Hasan - Sarangi
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.

Saket Sahu - Violin
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.

Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay - Vocal
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