Jnan Prakash Ghosh
Jnan Prakash Ghosh
He was trained in vocals by Girija Shankar, Mohammed Sagir Khan and Mohammed Dabir Khan. He took tabla lessons from Ustad Masit Khan of the Farukkabad Gharana and Ustad Feroze Khan of the Punjab Gharana. Career He worked for 15 years in All India Radio as a producer of music, making very significant contributions in classical music, light music, modern, orchestral, choral and percussion styles[neutrality disputed]. He took part in valuable discussions, talks and interviews in Hindi, Bengali and English. He also began the “Ramayangeeti” a fusion of traditional and modern Indian music. Pandit Ghosh was the founder of Sourav Academy of Music and closely associated with the 'Sangeet Research Academy'.
He scored music for many Bengali films, Jadubhatta and Rajlakshmi o Srikanta  are worth mentioning. He has composed and directed music to a number of popular gramophone records sung by various artistes. A percussion entitled The Drums of India and a jugalbandi with Pandit V.G. Jog on the harmonium and violin respectively have earned him wide popularity. One of his outstanding compositions was called Chaturang - involving tabla, pakhawaj, kathak and tarana.
He would instruct disciples staying with him to practice late into the evenings and it is said that he would correct any errors that reached his ears. Awards and Recognition Padma Bhushan in 1984 References 1. ^ Gyanprakash Ghosh - http://uk.imdb.com/name/nm1279443/ 2. ^ Saregama : Music - http://www.saregama.com/Music/SongDetails.aspx?ISRC=INH100623694&FP=S&FPR=q=jnan/ct=Song/Col=Singer&MId=6&Index=1&CId=PSLP%205770 3. ^ "Saregama Music".
Saregama Music. http://www.saregama.com/Music/AlbumDetails.aspx?CId=ECSD%202583&FP=S&FPR=q=jnan&MId=6&Index=1. 4. ^ "Jnan Prakash Ghosh, Drums of India Vol 2".
Bookmat. http://www.boomkat.com/item.cfm?id=62323. Retrieved 2008-07-17. 5.
^ "Padma Awards". Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (India). http://india.gov.in/myindia/advsearch_awards.php?start=20&award_year=1984&state=&field=&p_name=&award=All. Retrieved 2009-03-08. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jnan_Prakash_Ghosh ) Read more on Last.fm.
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