Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta

Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta

Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta was born in 1933 in the Indian state of Bihar. He studied under the legendary Pandit Radhika Mohan Moitra from the age of ten for some thirty-eight years until the latter's death.

Pandit Radhika Mohan Moitra learned from Ustad Mohammed Amir Khan, and also Ustad Dabir Khan of the Rampur Senia gharana. Hence, Buddhadevji represents a style which is a synergy between the Mohammed Amir Khan gharana and the Rampur Senia gharana.

Ustad Amir Khan's style was renowned for its closeness to the techniques of rabaab playing. Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta's “Dora Baaz” and “Rabaabi Baaz” on the sarod are unparalleled today. When you add to this his own musical personality, and his huge knowledge of rags and compositions, its no wonder that Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta is recognised today as one of the finest sarod players and musicians of India