Nayan Ghosh

  • Birth Name Nayan Ghosh
  • Born 28-04-1956
  • Occupation Artist
  • Year Active Not Defined
  • Origin Mumbai, Maharashtra
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    Career beginnings

    Pandit Nayan Ghosh (born April 28, 1956) is an Indian Tabla & Sitar player.Nayan Ghosh was born in Mumbai,Maharashtra to the legendary Tabla Maestro Padmabhushan Pandit Nikhil Ghosh,the founder of Sangeet Mahabharati.His father was also an accomplished vocalist and sitar player.He was trained by his father in both sitar and tabla, and practiced under the watchful eye of Ustad Ahmedjan Thirakwa, who lived with them for many years towards the end of his life in Mumbai.Nayan Ghosh began giving solo performances at the age of 4,and was touring the world with his father by the age of 18.After he became comfortable with both the sitar and the tabla,he invited his fathers first guru,Pt.Jnana Prokash Ghosh to help him decide which instrument to continue with.After two weeks of listening to Nayan Ghosh play both instruments,the conclusion was that he should continue with both until the choice became easier.However till today,in spite of repeating this exercise twice more,the choice hasnt become any easier.Pt.Nayan Ghosh has been an A grade artist on All India Radio in both the sitar and tabla categories for over 25 years,and has performed with nearly every major Indian Classical Musician. Over the years he has performed,lectured and taught extensively across the length and breadth of the Indian sub continent and in capital cities of Europe,UK,USA,Canada,Australia,New Zealand and the Far East Nayan Ghosh is one of the best performers of the traditional tabla repertoire of the Farrukhabad style.He has accompanied many of the all time greats,such as Pandit Ravi Shankar,Pandit Nikhil Banerjee,Ustad Vilayat Khan and Pandit Buddhadev Das Gupta.Presently he is also working as guest music professor in Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,where he teaches tabla,sitar and vocal music.

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    • Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Hindustani Music - Instrumental

      Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Hindustani Music - Instrumental
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