About Sandipan

Musical Journey

Sandipan, a 'Top-Grade' vocalist of the A.I.R. (All India Radio) and Doordarshan (Indian National Television), has received extensive taleem for about two decades from Late Pandit Manas Chakraborty, a name to reckon with in the contemporary Musical World of India and the worthy son of the legendary vocalist, the Late Sangeetacharya Tarapada Chakraborty, an Institution by himself in the Musical Firmament of India. Sandipan’s years of unrelenting practice, coupled with a rare cerebrality in his musical approach, his innate crave for perfection and, above all, his mellifluous and tuneful voice have all combined together to give his music a rare dimension that instantly captures the hearts of the listeners. Since his debut performance at the age of sixteen, Sandipan has, over the years, been performing in a number of prestigious and reputed music conferences throughout India and abroad. Besides, Sandipan has been featured on a number of leading T.V. channels of India.

His Music

Sandipan’s presentation of Khayal and Thumri chiefly characterises the Kirana Gharana known for its all- pervasive tunefulness, a serene reposeful movement of feeling and a caressive approach. Also found in his music the glimpses of the finer nuances of a number of other principal gharanas which goes to enrich his music manifold and which also speaks of a very receptive mindset in him in imbibing anything of quality. This is precisely what has prompted him to receive valuable guidance from the much revered Late Pandit Ram Ashraye Jha of the Gwalior Gharana, also the former Head of the Department of Hindustani Classical Music of the Allahabad University.

Awards & Achievement  

- The award of TOP-GRADE vocalist by the A.I.R. (All India Radio) and Doordarshan (Indian National Television), 2016

- Sangeet Natak Akademi Ustad Bismillah Khan Award, 2006. Click for details..

- Sangeet Ratna Puraskar by The Salt Lake City Music Conference, 2013

- ITC Sangeet Research Academy Artist of the Month, September, 2010. Click for details..

- Aditya Vikram Birla Kalakiran Puraskar 2005, instituted by the Sangit Kala Kendra, Mumbai.

- Jadubhatta Puraskar by The Salt Lake City Music Conference, Kolkata in 2003.

- Pt. Ramakrishna Bua Smriti Puraskar instituted by Gandharva MahaVidyalaya, Pune in 2000-01

- Surrendra Paul Award for his contribution to Classical Vocal Music in the decade 1990-99.

- National Talent Scholarship, Department of Culture, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, 1997

- 1st Prize Award, The Dover Lane Music Competition, 1993.

- First Class in Master of Arts in Vocal Music, Rabindra Bharati University, and Bachelor of Science in Economics, Calcutta University

Cassette & CD Released

Rising  Star-Sandipan

The Gramophone Company of India Ltd.
CassetteNo.:M50046 & CD No.:CD NF 150580
CD No.:S-300-15-2
CD No. : CD NF 150663
CD No. : CD NF 150781 DDD
RAGAS: Ahir Bhairav, Abhogi, Jhinjhoti, Sohini & Hori Thumri.
RAGAS: Malkauns,Mishra Bharavi.
RAGAS: Puriya, Bhatiyar, Mishra Jogia.
RAGAS: Bageshree, Hameer, & Hamsadhwani.


-Sawai Gandharva Music Festival (Pune).
-Dover Lane Music Conference (Calcutta).
-IMG St. Xaviers Annual Festival (Mumbai).
-SRA (ITC) Sangeet Sanmelan (Calcutta).
-Saptak Music Festival (Ahmedabad).
-Vishnu Digambar Jayanti Sangeet Samaroha (Delhi).
-Dinanath Mangeshkar (Samrat) Festival (Goa).
-National Centre For The Performing Arts (Mumbai).
-India International Centre (Delhi).
-Uttarpara Sangeet Chakra Annual Music Conference (West Bengal).
-Aarambh Music Festival(Bhopal).
-Annual Conference of the West Bengal State Music Academy.
-Salt Lake City Music Conference (Calcutta).
-Nikhil Banerjee Memorial Music Conference (West Bengal).
-Radhika Mohan Moitra Festival (Kolkata).

Tours Abroad

USA and Canada:
Los Angeles, Bakersfield, Odessa (Texas), Detroit, Cincinnati, Boston, Hamilton (Toronto), San Francisco,
Oakland, Chicago, Houston, Ronako (West Virginia), Orange County (Los Angeles), New Jersey, Dallas, Minnesota, Charlotte, Toronto.

Europe :
Koln (Cologne), Essen, Stuttgart, Bonn, Giessen (Frankfurt), Kassel, Wuppertal, Aachen, Heidelberg, Dresden, Berlin, Regensburg, Munich, Dingolfing, Hamburg,Tubingen,Frankfurt.
Geneva (Laussane), Zurich, Weiach,Basel.
England-London & Bath.

Australia :
Canberra (International Multicultural Festival), Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide.

Muscat, Oman and Singapore

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