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Smarajit Kumar Sen

Smarajit Kumar Sen

Born in December 1983, Smarajit Kumar Sen took his initial sitar lessons from Prof. Sukumar Chanda when he was 11 and later began to receive guidance from Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta. In 2001, he won the first prize in the Inter-University Youth Festival at Vinoba Bhave University and received a National Scholarship in 2004. In May 2005, he joined ITC SRA as a general class student under his guru and went on to become a scholar between 2007 and February 2010. With a 1st class in his Masters degree in music from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, he topped the Paschim Banga Rajya Sangeet Academy music competition. He is an ‘A’ grade from Calcutta Cine Musicians Association and is also an A graded artiste of All India Radio. Smarajit who is currently completing his Ph. D., performs and teaches the sitar. He is also busy composing and arranging music for music albums and films. These are excerpts from a January 2010 performance of his. Accompanying him on Tabla was Sandip Ghosh.



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