Kumar Bose

  • Birth Name Kumar Bose
  • Born 04-04-1953
  • Occupation Artist
  • Year Active Not Defined
  • Origin Kolkata, West Bengal
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    Career beginnings

    Kumar Bose is an Indian tabla maestro and composer of Indian classical music.Bose belongs to the Benaras Gharana school of music.In addition to his musical abilities,Bose is also an awarded sportsman,a carrom champion, and fluently speaks four languages.Bose was born in Kolkata in a distinguished musical family.His father was Biswanath Bose,a distinguished tabla player who taught his son to play his first beat of rhythm.His mother Bharati Bose was an eminent sitarist and disciple of the great Dabir Khan and Ali Akbar Khan Bharati received several awards in her career,including recognition as an All India Radio Artist and the Presidents Award for Best Sitar Performance in 1956.She guided her son with the basic forms of classical music and helped him to groom himself as a professional tabla player.His brothers are also noted musicians,who keep a traditional,thorough and vigorous training regime.His brother Acharya Jayanta Bose is an internationally reputed composer,lyrist,harmonium soloist and singer,while his brother Debojyoti Bose is a noted sarod player and music director Boses first teacher was his father.After his fathers untimely death,he was taught by Kishan Maharaj (1923 2008),a highly respected musician.Bose has been applauded for evolving a distinctive style of his own without diluting the purity of tradition.Bose has elevated the tabla as a musical instrument in its own right,both through solo performances as a main artist and through his accompaniment of others. Bose has been devoted to the classic tabla for 35 years without interruption and is considered one of the most powerful players alive.Bose gave his first public performance at the age of 4.By 14,he performed abroad and has played at most every major music hall in the world since. He has performed at Royal Albert Hall in London, the Kremlin in Moscow,Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Carnegie Hall in New York,and at various venues throughout India.He has the rare distinction of highly acclaimed performances with Zubin Mehtas Philharmonic Orchestra and participation in several symphony orchestras conducted by Ravi Shankar,Yehudi Menuhin, and Arnovich in England,Italy,China,Russia and the United States.Kumar Bose is married to Kaberi Bose,a classical singer and they have a daughter Trisha Bose,a vocalist.

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    • Sangeet Natak Akademi Award

      Sangeet Natak Akademi Award -2007
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