Rare, indeed, is the genius and artistry of this man who has, for almost six decades, single handedly represented the pedagogical lineage of the great masters Murad Ali Khan, Abdullah Khan, Mohammad Ameer Khan and Radhika Mohan Maitra of the well known Sarod Gharana of Senia Shahjahanpur. It is for his incomparable sacrifices for music and the sarod, and for his soulful mastery of the instrument, that Buddhadev Das Gupta is recognized worldwide as one of the finest masters of the classical musical tradition of North India and have made him one of the best known cultural ambassadors of India .
Having struck a perfect balance between gayaki and tantrakari, Pt. Das Gupta, through his thorough raga conception, pin pointed note accuracy, rabab based bol patterns and fluent ekhara taans, of which he is the pioneer, have added a new dimension to his parent style of playing the sarod. His extensive research work, eloquent lectures and lucid articles on various topics have been acclaimed by students, connoisseurs and lay listeners alike throughout the world.
Buddhadev Das Gupta was born in Bhagalpur, Bihar, on 1 st February, 1933. He cannot claim any glorious musical heritage – his grandfather, a hardboiled advocate was totally averse to music. ...........more
Shahjahanpur was one of the most famous of the three main centres of Sarod playing in North India in the mid nineteenth century. During this time , three contemporary sarod players, Enayat Ali , Shahjahanpur (1883 - 1915), Niamatullah Khan from Bulandsahar ........ more
Awards And Honours :
Recipient of the "Padma
Bhushan" from the Government of India, Pandit
Das Gupta has featured on various Panels and Expert Committees.
ITC Sangeet Research Academy ( Calcutta), Vishwa Bharati (Shantiniketan),
Rotterdam Conservatorium (Holland ) – Raga project and Department
of Pop ........... more