Born into a family of musicians, singing was second nature to me from a very early age. Needless to say, Rabindranath Tagore and his Music was always at the center of my musical existence but I also had a penchant for Indian classical music, specially vocal Music. I have studied music from two perspectives – Traditional and Institutional Systems of learning music.
In Rabindra sangeet, my direct teachers were Sri Subinoy Roy, Srimati Suchitra Mitra, Sri Sailajaranjan Majumdar, Sri Prafulla Kumar Das, Srimati Maya Sen. I made every effort to imbibe their distinctive styles and blend them together in my renderings. I have memorable moments of learning from Sri Sailajaranjan Majumdar and Sri Prafulla Kumar Das as they played at their esraj along with singing and teaching. This had led to a life- long love for this instrument and inspired me to follow their examples.
I am fortunate that I am learning Rabindra Sangit from my teacher who expertly teaches both the practical and theoretical sides of Tagore's music.
I am learning about the characteristics of the main ragas. This basic knowledge is very useful for understanding at least a little about the use of ragas in Rabindra Sangit.
My teacher is guiding me about the methods needed for a systematic study of the History of Indian Music. Each lesson is a new experience.