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Avijit Ghosh,Kolkata

Born on 30th November, 1974 in Kolkata, in a music loving family, Avijit was inducted into Indian Classical Music under the influence of his uncle Sitarist Pt. Ranjan Ganguly.

Avijit started learning Sarod in 1990 under the guidance of late Prof. Dhyanesh Khan, son of the legendary maestro Ustad Ali Akbar Khan of Maihar Gharana. Presently, Avijit is a disciple of Ustad Ashish Khan. He also receives guidance from Pt. Tejendra Mazumdar.

Avijit secured the first position in the All India Radio competition in 1996 and also received President's Gold Medal. He is a regular B-high artist of AIR and TV. He holds a first class M.A. in instrumental music of the Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata.

He has also received a gold medal at the University exams. The Salt Lake Cultural Association awarded him the coveted Jadubhatta Puraskar in 1998. His first album has been released by Raga Music.

Avijit's major performances include Sutanuti Parishad ; AIR Award Ceremony at Allahabad ; several music circles in Kolkata ; Aurobindo Ashram (Delhi) ; Habitat World (Delhi) ; Bangladesh TV.

Avijit is a paneled artiste of the I.C.C.R DELHI. He has recently performed at the 6th ZIFF FESTIVAL OF THE DHOW COUNTRIES AT ZANZIBAR {TANZANIA}. Also participated in the RAINFOREST WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL 2002 IN MALAYSIA as the first indian musician and my concerts are at SANGEET PIYASI, RAMKRISHNA MISSION [GOL PARK], Kolkata; Sutanuti Parishad, South Calcutta Doctors Club, NATIONAL PRESS CLUB[DHAKA], Haldia music circle, Dover lane music conference year 2000, Citizens committee, Suvham music circle, Medha, etc. have been highly acclaimed by the audience and the press who hailed him as a promising young talent.

email: jhuma@satyam.net.in