I present to you, Sir, Shri Tarapada Chakravarty. Born on 1st April, 1909 at Paschimpar, now in Bangla Desh, Shri Chakravarty is an eminent vocalist of the Hindustani system. He belongs to a family of musicians and had his training from Kula Chandra Chakravarty (father) and Ramchandra Chakravarty (uncle). He also studied with Satkari Malakar and Girija Shankar Chakravarty. Besides vocal music, he is also an expert performer on the tabla. Shri Chakravarty has been connected with and honoured by various learned bodies like the Suratirtha and the Rabindra Bharati University. He is also the author of fhe book Sura Tirtha and has created new ragas such as Chhaya Hindol and Navamalaka. For his eminence in the field of music and his contribution to its enrichment, Shri Tarapada Chakravarty has been elected Fellow of the Akademi.