Ajoy Chakrabarty

  • Birth Name Ajoy Chakrabarty
  • Born 1952
  • Occupation Artist
  • Year Active 1977
  • Origin Shyamnagar, West Bengal, India
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    Career beginnings

    Ajoy Chakrabarty is regarded as one of the renowned classical singers of the Patiala Gharana. He is a recipient of Kumar Gandharva award. It is a national award for music given to musicians with outstanding talents under the age of fortyfive. In 1990, he was honoured with the President’s Award. No other classical vocalist of India had won this award for being the ‘Best Male Playback Singer’ before him.  He is also the winner of several awards given by the state for film songs. Among the classical vocalists of India, Chakrabarty received an invitation from Pakistan government to perform in that country.  From the Sangeet Research Academy of Kolkata, Ajoy Chakrabarty has been given a gold medal. A music school named as Shrutinandan has been founded by Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty in Kolkata. It offers training in vocal music of India to young children with talents in music. The school is open to all music-lovers who are interested in classical music of India.Chakrabarty was born in Bengal to Ajit Chakrabarty in a Hindu Brahmin family. They moved to India from his homeland, Bangladesh during the partition and raised his two sons in Shyamnagar. His younger brother, Sanjay Chakrabarty is a noted composer and music therapist. His daughter, Kaushiki Chakrabarty is also an upcoming talent of Hindusthani classical music.Chakrabarty was a disciple of Ustad Munawar Ali Khan. He is also a first class graduate from the Rabindra Bharati University.Awards and recognitions won by him include National Award - 1989, Kumar Gandharva Award - 1993, Sangeet NatakAkademi award - 2000 and Padma Shri - 2011."Gharanas are confinements"Purists may be very particular about the different gharanas as far as Indian classical music is concerned, but Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty, a maestro with several firsts to his credit, thinks otherwise.  

    Latest Awards

    2012

    • Banga Bibhushan

      Banga Bibhushan -2012
    • Alva's Virasat Award

      Alva's Virasat Award -2012

    2011

    • Padmashree

      Padmashree -2011

    2000

    • Sangeet Natak Akademi award

      Sangeet Natak Akademi award -2000

    1993

    • Kumar Gandharva Award

      Kumar Gandharva Award -1993

    1989

    • National Award

      National Award -1989
     
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