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. 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 almost all the major festivals as well as the various ITC Sammelans in the country. He has also toured Canada, USA and Bangladesh. Besides regular performances, Jainul has successfully conducted workshops in India and various cities in Bangladesh. Including the decade he spent with us working in the Prefect`s Department and assisting with the musical content of the website, Jainul was associated with this academy for 30 plus years. This is an excerpt from a live performance in 2009. Accompanying him were Lakshminarayan Mishra on tabla and Rupashree Bhattacharya on harmonium.