Our Scholars Perform
Born in 1967 at Bashirhat, a suburb of Kolkata, Jainul Abedin representing the Agra gharana, was one of ITC SRA's earliest scholars and trained here for more than 20 years between 1978 and 1999. He received rigorous talim from Ustad Latafat Hussain Khan, and subsequently under Pandit Vijay Kichlu and Pandit Sunil Bose. Growing up in a musical atmosphere amidst some of the greatest luminaries of Hindustani music, Jainul has also received invaluable guidance from personalities like Pandit K G Ginde and Smt Dipali Nag. He has featured in numerous major festivals as well as the various ITC Sammelans in the country. He has also toured Canada, USA and Bangladesh.
Including the decade he spent with us working in the erstwhile Prefect's Department and assisting with the musical content of the website, Jainul was associated with this academy for 30 plus years. Today, Jainul is devoted fully to his music, giving talim in Hindustani Classical Music to innumerable students, giving professional performances regularly and also conducting successful workshops both in India and Bangladesh to popularize Indian Classical Music amongst the young generation. His recent concerts include the Bishnupur Mela and the Dakshini Sangeet Sammelan in January 2011 and numerous concerts in North Bengal.He is also an examiner for Hindustani Classical Music of various universities. He has been awarded the coveted title of "Sangeet Bharati" at Sree Satyananda Devayatan on the final day of the 115 birth anniversary of Thakur Satayananda.
Jainul has also formed a social organization, “South Kolkata Music and Art Foundation” whose primary activities are to help aged musicians suffering from financial distress, provide free training to
financially disadvantaged students and contribute to socially desirable goals such as distribution of clothes to around one thousand people affected by the cyclone ‘Aila’ in 2011.
He is presently working on building an old-age home for distressed musicians and artistes, in various fields to share love, peace and happiness with them.