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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