Eminent Tabla player Shankar Ghosh passed away
He was awarded the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in the year 2000.
Eminent Tabla player Pandit Shankar Ghosh passed away on 22 January 2016 in Kolkata following a prolonged illness. He was 80.
He is survived by his wife Sanjukta Ghosh, a classical vocalist of Patiala gharana, a son, daughter-in-law and two grandsons.
About Pandit Shankar Ghosh
• Ghosh was trained by legendary Pandit Gyan Prakash Ghosh, Ustad Feroz Khan, Pandit Anath Nath Bose and Pandit Sudarshan Adhikari.
• He followed the Farukhabad gharana of Hindustani classical music.
• He also performed with vocalists such as Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Pandit Omkarnath Thakur, Pandit Vinayakrao Patwardhan, Girija Devi and Akhtari Bai.
• He also collaborated with foreign artists like Greg Ellis, Pete Lockett and John Bergamo.
• He had also done jugalbandi with celebrated classical musician sitarists Pandit Ravi Shankar and Ustad Vilayat Khan.
• He was awarded the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in the year 2000.
• He also received the ITC Sangeet Research Academy award and the Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan award.
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