BIO-DATA

NAME: Dr. Debabrata Bhattacharya

FATHER'S NAME: Late Pandit Kaviraj Ashutosh Bhattacharya

ADDRESS: 30 Phaze-II Ashok Bihar Colony, Paharia, Varanasi 221007

PHONE NO: +91-9415989238

DATE OF BIRTH: 26th October 1955

QUALIFICATION: B.A.M.S. (Reg.) Medical

OCCUPATION: Medical Officer Incharge Govt. Ay. Hospital 1983-2014 (now retired).

TABLA TRAINING: Preliminary tabla training started under the able guidance of his uncle Late Pandit Shri Shreetosh Bhattacharya and afterwards he took tabla lessons from his father, the renowned tabla player Late Pandit Shri Asutosh Bhattacharya, who was awarded by the Sangeet Natak Academy of Lucknow, a disciple of world famous Tabla Samrat Late Shri Pandit Kanthe Maharaj-ji.

ACHIEVEMENTS IN MUSIC

- All India Radio Artist since 1977 and TV artist "Upagrah Doordarshan Kendra" Delhi 1983
- Stood first three times in Inter College Tabla Competitions
- Prize winner in the Special Category of Uttar Pradesh Sangeet Academy Lucknow
- Shield winner of All India Tabla Competition in Allahabad on the Golden Jubilee of Prayag Sangeet Samiti in Special Category
- Examiner of Prayag Sangeet Samiti Allahabad
- Award received from C.C.I. (Critic Circle of India) 2004

MUSIC CONFERENCES (selection)

- All India Tansen Sangeet Sammelan, Kolkata
- All India Sadanand Sangeet Sammelan, Kolkata
- National Mangalwari Sangeet Sabha, All India Radio, Delhi
- Sankat Mochan Sangeet Sammelan, Varanasi
- Nikhil Bharat Banga Sahitya Sammelan, Varanasi
- Vasantotsova Sangeet Samaroha, organised by Sangeet Parishad, Varanasi
- Various music functions in U.P., Bihar, M.P., West Bengal, etc.

RENOWNED ARTISTS ACCOMPANIED

- Ustad Mushtaq Ali Khan (sitar)
- Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee (sitar)
- Pandit Debu Chaudhuri (sitar)
- Pandit Indranil Bhattacharya (sitar)
- Smt. Jaya Biswas (sitar)
- Ustad Bahadur Khan (sarod)
- Ustad Dhyanesh Khan (sarod)
- Pandit Jaideep Ghosh (violin)
- Pandit Ramu Shashtri (violin)
- Pandit Mahadev Mishra (vocal)
- Pandit Narayan Vinayak Patwardhan (vocal)
- Pandit Chunnulal Mishra (vocal)
- Pandit Arun Bhaduri (vocal)
- Kumar Shashwar & Shashwari Bagchi of America (Kathak dance)

SPECIALITY

Playing absolutely "Banaras Baz of Late Pandit Shri Kanthe Maharaj-ji Gharana," where Tabla and Baya are tuned in perfection, playing all taals, and the bols are distinct and pleasing.


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