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Sandip Bhattacharjee
Artist
India
Influences: India
Genres: hindustani classical music
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Indian/Hindustani Classical Vocalist of Kirana Gharana,Grade A in All India Radio & TV. Singer, Composer,Music Trainer (Raga-Khayal, Thumri, Bhajans, Ghazals )

Sandip was born into a family with a deep rooted love for music. He was initiated into music by his mother Smt. Krishna Bhattacharjee at the age of four and he continued his talim under Smt. Amita Dasgupta later.

At the age of sixteen, Sandip began his talim at theITCSangeet Research Academyunder the distinguished guidance of Ustad Mashkoor Ali KhanandUstad Mubarak Ali Khan, sons and disciples of the late legendary Sarangi Maestro PadmashreeUstad Shakoor Khan.

In 2003 he joined ITC-SRA as a residential scholar and in 2013 he became an acknowledged musician at the academy.

Under both his gurus, Sandip was nurtured in the trueguru shishya paramparasystem of training in theKirana Gharana. Sandip has accomplished a rare feat: he has lived up to the promise and talent he showed as a child prodigy. Although he does not come from the family lineage of Kirana Gharana, Sandip has become a respected proponent of that gayaki style through his training and hard work.

Along with his music, Sandip also holds a Bachelors degree from Rabindra Bharati University (Kolkata) in classical music, where ranked First Class First. Other than pure classical music he is highly skilled in singing numerous semi-classical forms like Bhajans, Ghazals, Nazrulgeeti and other regional songs as well.

He has performed on stage with many renowned musicians, including Ustad Rashid Khan, Ustad Sultan Khan, Vidushi Girija Devi, Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar, Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty,Pandit Shiv kumar Sharma ,Pandit Hari Prasad Chourasia,Pandit Rajan Sajan Mishra, Pandit Jasraj, and Ustad Zakir Hussain. He has been honored to share the stage with the Kathak Legend Pt Birju Maharaj at John Kennedy Centre in Washington DC, USA.

Sandip has to his credit 3 commercial releases: first was a CD on Khayal by Sonic Octaves, Mumbai. Then came a CD of Bengali songs by R.P Techvision, Kolkata and third, a CD on Bhajan by Sonic Octaves, Mumbai.He has just released a fourth album of Khayal by Bihan Music.

More info here----http://www.sandipbhattacharjee.com/