Born in 1939 in Bankura, West Bengal, Shri Manilal Nag received his training in music from his father Gokul Nag of the Bishnupur gharana. Shri Manilal Nag made his debut on the concert platform in 1954 and has performed widely over the past five decades. He has participated in various major festivals in India and aborad. Shri Nag has developed a personal style distinguished by quiet elegance and imagination. A notable teacher, he has trained many successful students. He has issued a large number of recordings including jugal- bandis with the violin and shehnai. Shri Manilal Nag receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his contribution to Hindu- stani instrumental music.