Anindo Chatterjee

Anindo Chatterjee



Great musicians are not made, they are born. Anindo Chatterjee was born to be a musician's musician, loved by all musicians & music lovers around the globe. From the beginning he has worked only to realize this destiny. In May of 1954 his amazing story began. The torch bearer and inspiration of his amazing musical journey was his beloved uncle Biswanath Chatterjee. Early childhood lessons were received from his uncle Amarnath Chatterjee followed by two years of taalim from Ustad Afaq Hussain Khan (1964-66) of Lucknow Gharana. The Legendary Guru Jnan Prakash Ghosh saw a gleam of genius in Anindo’s eyes and accepted him as his disciple, training him for over 30 years. During this period Anindo Chatterjee perfected his technique & learned the rich repertoire of traditional Tabla. Anindo Chatterjee carved out a niche for himself with his table solo for which he is one of the most popular performers.

His ability to weave the most intricate textures and rhythms and extremely high speed, while still maintaining clarity, crispness and finesse is unparalleled. Coupled with a knowledge of all gharanas and a vast repertoire of compositions, he has raised that standard in the field. With laya, firm as stone, and tone sweet as a flower, he is the preferred accompanist by almost every musicians. The first debut initiated with Late Pandit Nikhil Bannerjee in a world tour in 1975, which laid benchmark in Anindo’s musical carrier and he regularly performed with Nikhil Bannerjee till his death. He has shared the stage with the Late Ustad Vilayat Khan, Pandit Ravi Shankar, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Dr. L. Subramanium, Dr. Balmuruli Krishna, and many others and made uncountable albums throughout the world.

In honour of a lifetime of effort and achievement, Anindo Chatterjee has received many awards including a Gold Medal at the All India Radio Music Competition at the tender age of 16 “Talsamrat” from Ustad Amir Hussain Khan Memorial Foundation of Bombay in 1991, “best performer of the year” in 1997 from the all India critics association, “Tala Rishi Samman” by Aurangabad State academy in 1997, “Swarsagar Puraskar” by the Maharastra Municipal Corporation in 2005, and the prestigious “Sangeet Natak Akademi Award” by The Honourable President of India in 2002. As a Guru, Anindo Chatterjee has produced several brilliant disciplies world wide including his son Anubrata a very well versed uprising talent blessed by the musical maestros blended with his father’s touch.




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