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Biography: Budhaditya Mukherjee

Born in 1955, he had placed his fingers on this instrument at the age of five and since then over last twenty eight years developed his mastery under the tutelage of his illustrious father Shri Bimalendu Mukherjee of the Imdadkhani gharana. Budhaditya's forte consist of disciplined melodic development phrases of the raga following scriptural concept and the dexterity with which he controls the fret board of his instrument while performing with ease and grace, the unique characteristic of the Imdadkhani gharana. Though a first class first graduate in metallurgical engineering, he opted for sitar playing as career because of his intense desire to further develop his art. He has received numerous awards and honors within the country and abroad and has been privileged to represent the nation in international festival and presenting performances in concert at abroad.

Source: Akashvani Sangeet Sammelan Souvenir, All India Radio, 1991

 

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