Dhruba Jyoti Ghosh



Born on 25 October 1957 in Bombay, Shri Dhruba Ghosh had a varied exposure to music in his formative years. His father Nikhil Ghosh, a musician of renown, t rained him in vocal music, Tabla and Sarangi. Later, Shri Dhruba Ghosh studied the Sarangi under Sagiruddin Khan, and musical theory under Dinkar Kaikini and Ali Akbar Khan. Choosing the Sarangi as his instrument, he has devoted himself to the advancement of Sarangi music.
Shri Dhruba Ghosh's mission in Sarangi was acknowledged by the Sarangi fraternity gathered at the unique Sarangi Mela at Bharat Bhavan , Bhopal, in 1989. Shri Ghosh has since worked at innovations in Sarangi playing to attract a dwindling number of students, and at reshaping the Sarangi recital as a solo performance. He has at the same time accompanied leading vocalists in their recitals.
Shri Ghosh is also a dedicated teacher of music. He has served Sangeet Mahabharati, Mumbai, as Principal (1995-97), and has been on the faculty of the Rot terdam University of Music, Holland (2006-08). He has worked as Principal of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan 's Sangeet Nartan Shikshapceth, Mumbai (2008), where he continues to teach Sarangi and vocal music. He has participated in seminars and workshops at the Amsterdam Conservatory of Music (2010-13), the Rotterdam Conservatory, and several universities in Europe and the United States. His recordings on the market have been issued under major labels in India and overseas.
Shri Dhruba Ghosh has received honours including the title of Surmani conferred by the Sur Singar Samsad, Mumbai (1985); the Ustad Abdul Latif Khan Memorial Award bestowed by the Department of Culture, Government of Madhya Pradesh (2009); and the Grammy Award for the CD MIHO: Journey to the Mountain with Paul Winter Consort.
Shri Dhruba Ghosh receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his contribution to Hindustani music.