Pandit Pannalal Ghosh is the pioneer who gave the flute a prestigious status as one of the most important traditional solo instruments of Indian Music. He Received initial training from Shri Khushi Mohammed Khan and Thereafter under PanditGirija Shankar Chakraborty. Today, flute has become an inseparable component of every form of Indian Music for which the credit goes to Pannababu only. But the strongest influence on the development of his music came from systematic training under the legendary Ustad Allauddin Khan. The tiny folk flute was transformed by Pannababu into novel Bamboo Flute. He innovated the 32 inch long flute with 7 holes for manipulation by fingers suitable for playing indian classical Music, He introduced six stringed Tanpura, high pitched Tanpuri and Surpati.
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