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Dhruba Ghosh
GharanaKhayal - DelhiDhruba Ghosh
SpecialitySarangi
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Mohammad Sagiruddin Khan
Nikhil Ghosh
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Dhruba Ghosh is one of the most celebrated Sarangi players in India today. He is the son of the great Tabla Legend Nikhil Ghosh and also the nephew of well known flute player Pannalal Ghosh. He also took lessons from Pandit Dinkar Kaikini of Agra Gharana. After having studied singing and rhythm with his father, he learned the Sarangi under Ustad Sagiruddin Khan, maestro from Ustad Bundu Khan's tradition. He has also been receiving core gharana material from Ustad Ali Akbar Khan (sarode master of the Maihar Gharana).

Dhruba Ghosh has performed at various music venues and respected Festivals in India, i.e. Calcutta, Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Raipur, and Gwalior. In European countries he has performed at the Bratislava International Music Festival, Helsinki International Music Festival, Flanders International Music Festival, Baroque Music Festival- Brussels, Silk Route Festival at Athens. Besides he has performed in several organisations in Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Czechoslovakia, Italy, Denmark, France and UK. He regularly performs in the US and Japan. He has accompanied great vocalists like Ustad Salamat Ali Khan, Ustad Ghulam Mustapha Khan, ustad Munawwar Ali Khan, Pt. Dinkar Kaikini, Smt. Shobha Gurtu, Smt Girija Devi and many others.

He has been at the core of the formation of a World String Orchestra in Japan involving the traditional bowed instruments of Japan, China, Korea, Uzbekistan and India. He has been successfully collaborating with western classical musicians like Phillipe Pierlot (Viola da Gamba), Jean Paul Dessy (cello), Francois Deppe (cello), Justin Pearson (cello), Yamashita (Jazz - Piano), Bassist Shri, world music artistes like Trilok Gurtu - Germany, TASA Toronto, Asian Fantasy Orchestra Tokyo, Techno Composer Robert Miles London. The Japanese artistes associated with Dhruba Ghosh are Saxaphonist Kazutoki Umezu, Violinist Aska Kaneko, pop singer EPO, drummer Kiyohiko Senba, Traditional Shamisen maestro Hidetari Honjo, Uzbek Gidjak maestro Khashimojon Ismailov, Hegum Player Kang Eun IL.

For many years, Dhruba Gosh has directed 'Sangeet Mahabharati', music school in Bombay where he gained a great experience in pedagogy. He is now a Musical Director, in the Sangit Academy in Brussels.
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