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SAMAR SAHA

 

Trained in Banaras gharana style of tabla playing, Samar Saha showed a great promise at a very young age. Born in Calcutta, Samar's initial training started at a very tender age under the guidance of his father Shri Sudhangsu Bhusan Saha and brother Shri Tarak Saha, a tabla player of repute. His formal training started under the tutelage of Shri Satchidananda Goswami and then flowered under the able guidance of Shri Krishna Kumar Ganguly (Natubabu) of Banaras Gharana. It was he who shaped up Samar into a performer of great promise. Frequently featured by Radio and Doordarshan (T.V) in their musicals, Samar has participated in almost all the prestigious music conferences in India. His talent took him to the Festival of India, USA. He also participated in the Golden Jubilee celebrations of India's independence at the Carnegie Hall and elsewhere abroad. Fame and recognition came his way wherever he performed, be in Bangladesh or Belgium; America, Canada, UK, or Germany. A highly sought after tabla accompanist, Samar has the privilege of accompanying almost all the top ranking artists like Pt. Mallikarjun Mansoor, Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, Pt. Jasraj, Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt. Balamurali Krishna and many others. Samar Saha is a full time senior faculty member of ITC Sangeet Research Academy since its very inception in 1978. He has toured USA with ITC-SRA musicians six times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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