The Genius of Series
The world of Hindustani Classical Music comprises of Geniuses both vocalists and instrumentalists. Their music emanates a divine spark. Be it their first recording or a phase of experimentation or perhaps a time when thy reached a crescendo in their careers each of these is a slice of history. And we at Saregama are proud custodians of these immortal moments.
In this series we have compiled some of the finest performances of the legends thereby showcasing the genius of these Geniuses!.
Pt. Ajoy Chakravarty
Pt. Ajoy Chakravarty’s music can be described in just one word soulful his deep study and comprehension of Indian Classical Music is depicted in this unique style of presentation. He strongly believes that music exists in every creation of nature and all that we need is to listen! Panditji was greatly inspired by his father to become a musician and is today the torch bearer of the Patiala Gharana. He obtained his initial training under the guidance of his first guru, Pannalal Samant. Panditji’s reverence towards Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan is reflected in the flexibility and power of his paltas and Taans a speciality of Khansaheb Pt. Ajoy Chakravarty is a rare blend of performer ITC Scholar and an illustrious Guru. Panditji’s Shrutinandan a centre of excellence for educating individual needs of Indian Raga music is based on the traditional Guru Shishya Parampara.
He is the first recipient of the Pt. Kumar Gandharva award. The Sangeet Natak Academy award has also been bestowed upon him. He also won the president’s award as the best male playback singer. Panditji is the first and only gold medalist fellow of ITC Sangeet Research Academy.