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Kaushiki Chakraborty – LIVE Online
November 7, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm$15
Smt Kaushiki Chakrabarthy really does not need any introduction as she is a truly household name in the Indian Classical Music World and one of the top female vocalists in India
Born in the campus of SRA (Sangeet Research Academy) in Kolkata, she grew up in the midst of the greatest stalwarts of music. Her musical talents was discovered at the age of 2 years when she was able to produce musical notes
She was initially trained by her mother – Smt Chandan Chakrabarty – an accomplished singer. Since music was in her genes, the task of enhancing her musical understanding and knowledge was taken over by her Father- the one and only Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarthy. He took Kaushiki ji to his mentor and guide – Guru Jnan Prakash Ghosh who accepted Kaushiki ji as “Ganda Bandh Shagird”. Late she resumed her training under her father – Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty.
Kaushiki ji is also trained in Carnatic Music and has occasionally incorporated Carnatic Music in her presentations.
Besides Music, she holds a Bachelors Degree in Philosophy with distinctions.
She has received many accolades. Late Bharata Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, said “Kaushiki Chakrabarty is one of the very few classical vocalists who will make a mark in the 21st century.
At a concert honoring Late Pandit Jasraj ji’s distinguished musical career in Kolkatta, Jasrajji was so moved by Kaushiki ji’s performance that he came up to the stage impromptu to make an announcement on stage that Kaushiki will keep the lamp burning as the worthiest successor of the classical vocal music tradition of India.