Kajal Ghosh

Born in 1953 in Simultala village in West Bengal, Shri Kajal Ghosh learnt the Tabla for several years under Vishwanath Bose, and studied Hindustani vocal music under Dilip Chandra Vedi and Pandit Amarnath. He also received guidance from L.K. Pandit, Sumati Mutatkar, Yunus Hussain Khan, and Vasant Thakar at the University of Delhi. He trained further under Acharya K.C.D. Brahaspati and Sulochana Brahaspati. Kajal Ghosh embarked on a career in theatre in 1971, and has since composed music for over two hundred plays for the stage and for television. These include Yasmin, Thehra Hua Pani, Jugni, Bharat Bhagyavidhata, Bakri, Anji, Lal Ghas par Neele Ghode, Dilli Chalo, and Kabira Khada Bazar Mein. He has worked for eminent directors including Sheila Bhatia, Rajinder Nath, Nadira Babbar, Rudraprasad Sengupta, Habib Tanvir, E. Alkazi, Prasanna, M. K. Raina, and Dadi Pudumjee among others. He has also composed and conducted music for Bengali plays, Jatras, dance- dramas, street plays, puppet theatre, and documentary films. Kajal Ghosh has received honours including the Sahitya Kala Parishad Award and the NHK Award of Japan. Shri Kajal Ghosh receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his contribution to theatre music.