Sunday, August 9, 2009

Pandit Santanu Bandyopadhyay on Twitter

Nature inspired the best deep inside him and suddenly erupted into a celebration of his existence in harmony, voice and melody. Santanu Bandyopadhyay, the natural, sole torch bearer of the famed Bishnupore Gharana. Son of renowned Sangeetacharya Amiya Ranjan Bandyopadhyay and grandson of Sangeetacharya Satyakinkar Bandyopadhyay of the Bishnupore Gharana, Santanu was a noted prodigy Born into a family of glorious musical tradition, music was something that came naturally to Santanu. As a child he spent hours at riaz (practise) to attain standards that the stalwarts in his family had set. Today, Santanu Bandyopadhyay, the hindustani classical vocalist directly represent the sixth generation of Bishnupore Gharana. The only sangeet Gharana of Bengal.

At the young age Santanu received careful training in Hindusthani classical music from his late grandfather and father.dedicated to music,Santanu consciously balanced his life and academics.He graduated from Calcutta University with Physics Honours in 1980.Earned a first class first in Vocal Music (Khayal) from Rabindra Bharaty University. Stood first in Khayal and received a gold medal from Rabindra Bharaty University.To continue the honours Santanu stood first in All India Radio Khayal Competition in 1983.All India Radio recognized his brilliance presenting him a golden replica of a tanpura.In the same year, he received a gold medal from' Pune Bharat Gayan Samaj' for his stunning performance. Santanu also performed in the national programme in All India Radio.Presently Santanu is an attending musical lecturer with Rabindra Bharaty University.He is also a regular artist with All India Radio and Doordarshan since 1982.

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