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Alick Sengupta

Alick Sengupta

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Alick Sengupta

Alick was initially trained in vocal music by his father, Shri Ashes Sengupta. He joined the ITC Sangeet Research Academy as a General Class Student in 2006 under Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar. He continues his training under his Guru as Musician Scholar at the Academy.

Alick has travelled across the country and in Europe for performances and workshops. He is an empanelled artist of the Indian Council for Cultual Relations. 

Alick received the first prize at the Dover Lane Competition Kolkata in 2009 and the All India Radio Competition Kolkata in 2013.

He has performed at various platforms such as the ITC Sangeet Sammelan 2009, 2013, 2016 and 2022. Alick is a regular performer of the All India Radio and Doordarshan.

 

 

Sai  Eishwary Mahashabde

Sai Eishwary Mahashabde

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Sai Eishwary Mahashabde

 

Sai was initially trained in music by his father, Shri Dilip Mahashabde, and Smt. Kumudini Mundkur. He joined the ITC Sangeet Research Academy as a Junior Scholar in 2013, under Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar. He also took lessons in Thumri and Dadra from Vidushi Girija Devi in the Academy. Sai is presently a Musician Scholar under his Guru, Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar.

He has performed on platforms such as the Central Zonal Cultural Centre, Allahabad in 2017 and at the ITC Sangeet Sammelan, Kolkata in 2023. 

Sagar Morankar

Sagar Morankar

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Sagar Morankar

Sagar joined the ITC Sangeet Research Academy in 2012 as a Junior Scholar under Pandit Uday Bhawalkar. He is presently a Musician Scholar at the Academy under his Guru.

Sagar is a recipient of the National Scholarship from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India in 2006. He is also a recipient of the Sahitya Rang Bhoomi Scholarship for 2010.

Sagar received the Promising Hindustani Musician Award from the Rotary Club of Madras in 2018. 

Shatavisha Mukherjee

Shatavisha Mukherjee

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Shatavisha Mukherjee

Shatavisha was initially trained in vocal music by Pandit A. Kannan. She joined the ITC Sangeet Research Academy as a Junior Scholar in 2009 under Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar. Shatavisha is presently a Musician Scholar of the Academy under her Guru.

She has performed at several prestigious platforms such as the ITC Sangeet Sammelan Kolkata 2003, 2011 and 2014 and ITC Young Maestros Music Festival Kolkata in 2018. Shatavisha has also performed at the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Pune in 2017 and Rajya Sangeet Sammelan organised by West Bengal State Music Academy in 2022.

She is a recipient of the National Scholarship, Ministry of Culture Government of India 2014. Shatavisha is also a recipient of the Inlaks Music Award and Fellowship for the year 2017.

Adwait Ashish Keskar

Adwait Ashish Keskar

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Adwait Ashish Keskar

Adwait was initially trained in vocal music by his mother, Smt. Bhagyashree Keskar, grandfather, Shri Shreenivas Keskar, and Shri Shounak Abhisheki. He joined the ITC Sangeet Research Academy as a Junior Scholar in 2023 under Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar. Adwait is presently a Scholar of the Academy under his Guru, Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar.

He is the recipient of the M. S. Subbulakshmi Fellowship in Music 2022. He has performed on platforms such as Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki Sangeet Mahotsav, Goa, in 2018.

 

Amaan Hussain

Amaan Hussain

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Amaan Hussain

Amaan was initially introduced to the Sarangi by his grandfathers, Ustad Anwar Hussain and Ustad Farooque Latif Khan. He trains under his father, Shri Sarwar Hussain. Amaan joined the ITC Sangeet Research Academy in 2022 as a Junior Scholar under Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty. He is presently a Scholar at the Academy, under his Guru, Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty.

Anubhab Khamaru

Anubhab Khamaru

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Anubhab Khamaru

Anubhab was initially trained in vocal music by Shri Sagnik Bhattacharya, Smt. Sujata Basu and Shri Anirban Chatterjee. He joined the ITC Sangeet Research Academy as a Junior Scholar in 2017 under Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty and Shri Brajeswar Mukherjee. Anubhab is presently a Scholar at the Academy, under his Gurus, Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty and Shri Brajeswar Mukherjee.
He is the recipient of the Shrutinandan Art and Music Scholarship 2013. Anubhab received the Dr. M. S. Subbulakshmi Award in 2019. He has performed at the ITC Sangeet Sammelan Kolkata 2020. He has also performed at the West Bengal State Youth Music Conference Kolkata 2023 and ITC Sangeet Research Academy Young Maestros Kolkata in 2019.

Devangbhushan Basumatary

Devangbhushan Basumatary

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Devangbhushan Basumatary

Devangbhushan was initially trained in vocal music by his father, Shri Jeeten Basumatary and mother, Smt. Jonali Ojah Basumatary. He joined the ITC Sangeet Research Academy as a Junior Scholar in 2022 under Shri Omkar Dadarkar.  Devangbhushan is presently a Scholar of the Academy under his Guru, Shri Omkar Dadarkar.  

He has participated in the Naad Festival Guwahati organised by the Directorate of Cultural Affairs, Assam in association with the Sangeet Natak Akademi New Delhi in 2017. Devangbhushan became a Junior Scholar under the Ministry of Culture Government of India’s Centre for Cultural Resources and Training in 2018.

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Jessica Ghatak

Jessica Ghatak

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Jessica Ghatak

Jessica was initially trained in vocal music by her mother, Smt. Reeta Ghatak and Shri Jeeten Basumatary. She joined the ITC Sangeet Research Academy as a Junior Scholar in 2022, under Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty and Shri Brajeswar Mukherjee. Jessica is presently a Scholar at the Academy, under her Gurus Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty and Shri Brajeswar Mukherjee.

She was awarded the first prize in the Sambhaawana competition conducted by Doordarshan Guwahati in 2005. Jessica has performed at the Sangeet Natak Akademi Guwahati in 2019.

She is a recipient of the Ministry of Culture Government of India’s Centre for Cultural Resources and Training scholarship 2010.

 

Kalyan Majumdar

Kalyan Majumdar

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Kalyan Majumdar

Kalyan was initially trained in Sitar by his father, Shri Subhajit Majumdar, Shri Soumitra Lahiri and Pandit Buddhadev Das Gupta. He joined the ITC Sangeet Research Academy as a Junior Scholar in 2018 under Pandit Partha Chatterjee. He is presently a Scholar at the Academy under his Guru, Pandit Partha Chatterjee.
Kalyan received the first prize at the All India Radio Music Competition Bhopal and Rajya Chhatra Yuva Utsav by Government of West Bengal in 2015. He also stood first at the Dover Lane Talent Search Contest 2012. Kalyan has received the Telegraph Award in music in 2014 and Ravi Koppikar Memorial Award by ITC Sangeet Research Academy in 2015.
Kalyan has performed at Harballabh Sangeet Sammelan Jalandhar in 2017, ITC Sangeet Sammelan Vadodara in 2020, All India Radio Sammelan Bhopal in 2016 and the Dover Lane Music Conference Kolkata in 2012. He has travelled abroad to perform in various countries such as Germany, Austria, Singapore and Maldives.
Kalyan is a regular performer at the All India Radio Kolkata and Doordarshan.

Kasturi Joshi

Kasturi Joshi

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Kasturi Joshi

Kasturi was initially trained in vocal music by Smt. Madhuri Jadhav, Smt. Ruchira Kedar and Shri Sameehan Kashalkar. She joined the ITC Sangeet Research Academy as a Junior Scholar in 2023 under Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar. Kasturi is presently a Scholar of the Academy under her Guru, Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar.

She is a recipient of the Ministry of Culture Government of India’s Centre for Cultural Resources and Training scholarship 2021.

 

Koustav Roy

Koustav Roy

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Koustav Roy

Koustav was initially trained in Sarod under the guidance of Shri Atanu Chattopadhyay and Shri Debojyoti Bose. He joined the ITC Sangeet Research Academy as a General Class Student in 2015 under Shri Abir Hussain. Koustav is presently a Scholar at the Academy under his Guru, Shri Abir Hussain.

He has received the The Telegraph School Awards for Excellence in music in 2020, 2021 and 2022. He stood first in the Eastern Railway Music Competition Allahabad and Sarbabharatiya Sangeet-O-Sanskriti Parishad Competition Kolkata in 2018.

Koustav became a Junior Scholar under the Ministry of Culture Government of India’s Centre for Cultural Resources and Training in 2022. He has received the Dr. M. S. Subbulakshmi Fellowship in music in 2024.

 

Krittika Karmakar

Krittika Karmakar

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Krittika Karmakar

Krittika was initially trained in vocal music by Shri Tapas Mukherjee, Shri Tarun Kumar Patra Karmakar,Shri Shantimoy Chatterjee and Shri Anol Chatterjee. She joined the ITC Sangeet Research Academy as a Junior Scholar in 2023, under Vidushi Subhra Guha. Krittika is presently a Scholar of the Academy under her Guru, Vidushi Subhra Guha.

She has won the first prize in the Bankura Municipal Student Youth Festival in the categories of Rabindra Sangeet and Nazrul Geeti and at the National Youth Day Competition held by the Bankura Ramakrishna Mission in 2019. 

 

Laahorii Bandhopadhaya

Laahorii Bandhopadhaya

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Laahorii Bandhopadhaya

Laahorii was initially trained in vocal music by Shri Arindam Mukherjee, Shri Kaushik Goswami, Smt. Madhumita Saha and Shri Sandipan Samajpati. She joined the ITC Sangeet Research Academy as a Junior Scholar in 2017 under Shri Omkar Dadarkar. Laahorii is presently a Scholar at the Academy under her Guru, Shri Omkar Dadarkar.
She has performed in Sangeet Piyasi Kolkata in 2013. Laahorii has also received the first prize in Khayal at the Uttarpara Classical Competition 2011.

Medha Basu

Medha Basu

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Medha Basu

Medha was initially trained in vocal music by her mother, Smt. Sujata Basu, Smt. Manjulika Banerjee, Shri Anol Chatterjee, Smt. Swagata Das, Shmt. Sunetra Banerjee and Shri Deborshee Bhattacharjee. She joined the ITC Sangeet Research Academy as a Junior Scholar in 2017 under Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty and Shri Brajeswar Mukherjee. Medha is presently a Scholar at the Academy under her Gurus, Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty and Shri Brajeswar Mukherjee.

She has performed at the Arpan Festival Kolkata 2023.  

 

Moupali Chowdhury

Moupali Chowdhury

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Moupali Chowdhury

Moupali was initially trained in vocal music by her mother, Smt. Sova Chowdhury and Pandit Manas Chakraborty. She joined the ITC Sangeet Research Academy as a General Class Student in 2014 under Ustad Abul Rashid Khan and Shri Aniruddha Bhattacharya. Moupali is presently a Scholar at the Academy under Vidushi Subhra Guha.

She has won the Dover Lane Music Competition Kolkata 2015 in Khayal and Bhajan. Moupali has won the Sangeet Milon Competition Lucknow in 2017. She has performed in platforms such as the Yuva Sangeet Sammelan Kolkata 2022 organised by the West Bengal State Music Academy. Moupali has performed at the Young Maestro Concert Kolkata 2019 organised by ITC Sangeet Research Academy and ITC Sangeet Sammelan Kolkata 2022 and 2023. She has also performed at the ITC Mini Sangeet Sammelan Vadodara  and Durgapur Classical Music Festival by Government of West Bengal in 2024.

Prajwal Shirke

Prajwal Shirke

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Prajwal Shirke

Prajwal was initially trained in vocal music by his father, Shri Lokendra Shirke, Shri Ravindranath Mandal and Smt. Sadhna Gore. He joined the ITC Sangeet Research Academy in 2020 as a Junior Scholar under Shri Omkar Dadarkar. Prajwal is presently a Scholar of the Academy under his Guru, Shri Omkar Dadarkar.
He has participated in the Harballabh Sangeet Pratiyogita Jalandhar in 2017. He has also performed in the Tansen Samaroh Behat in 2019.

Pushkar Bhagwat

Pushkar Bhagwat

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Pushkar Bhagwat

Pushkar was initially trained in Hindustani Classical Violin by his father, Shri Pundalik Bhagwat and Dr. Suwarna Khuntiya. He joined the ITC Sangeet Research Academy as a Scholar in 2024 under Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar. He presently trains under his Guru, Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar.
Pushkar has received the Vishnu Digambar Paluskar Award in 2018. He has also received the first prize at the Sangeet Natak Akademi Competition Lucknow in 2019.

Ruta B Deshmukh

Ruta B Deshmukh

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Ruta B Deshmukh

Ruta was initially trained in vocal music by Smt. Manisha Sane, Smt. Shruti Gokhale, Smt. Shubhada Dadarkar and Shri Shrikant Dadarkar. She joined the ITC Sangeet Research Academy in 2022 as a General Class Student under Shri Omkar Dadarkar. Ruta is presently a Scholar of the Academy under her Guru, Shri Omkar Dadarkar. 

 

Sangborti Das

Sangborti Das

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Sangborti Das

Sangborti was initially trained in vocal music by her parents Dr. Prabir Kumar Das, Dr. Aditi Das, Bidhan Mitra, Shri Abhijit Mukherjee, Shri Kaushik Goswami and Shri Anol Chatterjee. She joined the ITC Sangeet Research Academy as a Junior Scholar in 2017 under Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty and Shri Brajeswar Mukherjee. Sangborti is presently a Scholar at the Academy under her Gurus, Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty and Shri Brajeswar Mukherjee.
She is the recipient of the first prize in Khayal and Thumri at the Chetla Murari Smriti Sangeet Sammilani Music Competition Kolkata in 2016. Sangborti is also the recipient of the National Scholarship under the Ministry of Culture Government of India 2019.

Sayan Sinha

Sayan Sinha

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Sayan Sinha

Sayan was initially trained in Hindustani Classical Violin by Shri Ranen Sinha. He joined the ITC Sangeet Research Academy as a Junior Scholar in 2022 under Pandit Partha Chatterjee and Shri Omkar Dadarkar. He is presently a Scholar of the Academy under his Gurus, Pandit Partha Chatterjee and Shri Omkar Dadarkar.

Sayan received the Junior National Scholarship from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India in 2014. He stood first in the Dover Lane Music Competition Kolkata in 2018. Sayan also stood first in the Vistar Music Competition Kolkata in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

He is a Junior Artist of the All India Radio, Kolkata.

 

Shadaj Iyer

Shadaj Iyer

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Shadaj Iyer

Shadaj was initially trained in vocal music by his father, Dr. Rajesh Iyer and Ustad Shaukat Hussain Khan. He joined the ITC Sangeet Research Academy in 2022 as a Junior Scholar under Vidushi Subhra Guha. Shadaj is presently a Scholar of the Academy under his Guru, Vidushi Subhra Guha.
He has performed at the Saptak Festival Ahmedabad in 2011, 2016 and 2024. Shadaj has also performed at the ITC Sangeet Sammelan Kolkata in 2022.

Shounak Roy

Shounak Roy

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Shounak Roy

Shounak joined the ITC Sangeet Research Academy in 2016 as a General Class Student under Pandit Buddhadev Das Gupta. He is presently a Scholar under his Guru, Shri Abir Hussain.

Shounak received The Telegraph School Awards for Excellence in 2023. He has performed at the ITC Sangeet Sammelan Kolkata in 2022. He is the recipient of the M. S. Subbulakshmi Fellowship in Music 2021. 

 

Shreya Chatterjee

Shreya Chatterjee

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Shreya Chatterjee

Shreya was initially trained in vocal music by Smt. Usha Chattopadhyay, Shri Subhojit Mukherjee and Shri Partha Sarathi Desikan. She joined the ITC Sangeet Research Academy in 2016 as a Junior Scholar under Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty and Shri Brajeswar Mukherjee. Shreya is currently a Scholar at the Academy under her Gurus, Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty and Shri Brajeswar Mukherjee.
She secured the first position in Bhajan and Ragpradhan at the Dover Lane Music Conference Talent Search Competition Kolkata in 2011. In 2014, Shreya stood first in Thumri at the Dover Lane Music Conference Talent Search Competition Kolkata. She stood first in Khayal, Thumri, Bhajan, Ragpradhan and Nazrugeeti at the Chetla Murari Smriti Sangeet Sammilani Music Competition Kolkata in 2015.
Shreya is the recipient of the National Scholarship Ministry of Culture Government of India 2022. She has performed at platforms such as the Uttarpara Sangeet Chakra Kolkata 2019. Shreya is a regular performer at the All India Radio Kolkata.

Sreemoyee Acharyya

Sreemoyee Acharyya

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Sreemoyee Acharyya

Sreemoyee joined the ITC Sangeet Research Academy in 2016 as a Junior Scholar under Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty and Shri Brajeswar Mukherjee. She is presently a Scholar at the Academy under her Gurus, Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty and Shri Brajeswar Mukherjee.
Sreemoyee received the first prize in Khayal, Bhajan, Nazrul Geeti and Modern Songs in Chetla Murari Smriti Sangeet Sammilani Music Competition Kolkata 2013. She has performed at platforms such as ITC Sangeet Sammelan Kolkata and Thumri Festival organised by Shrutinandan in 2019.
Sreemoyee is a performer at the All India Radio Kolkata since 2015. She has received the Dr. M. S. Subbulakshmi Fellowship in 2021.

Srijanee Banerjee

Srijanee Banerjee

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Srijanee Banerjee

Srijanee was initially trained in Sitar by her father, Shri Chandan Banerjee, Shri Ravi Sen and Shri Niladri Sen. She joined the ITC Sangeet Research Academy as a Junior Scholar in 2014 under Pandit Partha Chatterjee. She is presently a Scholar at the Academy under her Guru, Pandit Partha Chatterjee.
Srijanee is the recipient of the National Scholarship from the Ministry of Culture Government of India 2019. She has performed at platforms such as ITC Mini Sammelan Mumbai 2023, Sangeet Piyasi Kolkata 2017 and Chetla Murari Smriti Sangeet Sammilani Kolkata 2016.

Sudeepto Chakraborty

Sudeepto Chakraborty

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Sudeepto Chakraborty

Sudeepto was initially trained in vocal music by his mother,Smt. Piyali Chakraborty, father, Shri Sumanta Chakraborty and Shri Ritesh Mishra. He joined the ITC Sangeet Research Academy as a Junior Scholar in 2020 under Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty and Shri Brajeswar Mukherjee. Sudeepto is presently a Scholar of the Academy under his Gurus, Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty and Shri Brajeswar Mukherjee.

He became a Junior Scholar under the Ministry of Culture Government of India’s Centre for Cultural Resources and Training in 2016. 

Swarnendu Mandal

Swarnendu Mandal

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Swarnendu Mandal

Swarnendu was trained initially in the Sarod by Shri Pranab Naha. He joined the ITC Sangeet Research Academy as a General Class Student in 2013 under Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta. Swarnendu is presently a Scholar under Shri Abir Hussain.

He has travelled abroad with his performance to countries such as Austria, Germany and Vienna. Swarnendu has performed at the ITC Sangeet Sammelan Kolkata and Yuva Rajya Sangeet Academy Sangeet Sammelan in 2022.

He is a regular performer at the All India Radio Kolkata and Doordarshan.

 

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