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Biography:

Guru Pandit Ashes Sengupta, an exponent


of Indian Ragas & Raga-based Music with
uncanny musical vision like all luminaries
from his very youth, a torch-bearer of
Traditional Hindustani vocal music, but a
strong believer of application of ‘Indian
Yoga technique’ on Hindustani Music. In
the global musical arena, he is ‘The Guru’
at 'Sangeet Yogam' [A Research Center of
Hindustani Music].
A dedicated soul, a born teacher, Panditji,
dreams off nurturing young talents till
they can establish themselves in a way of
success & fulfillment of life.
Pandit Ashes Sengupta actuated by a
mighty missionary zeal to bequeath his
hard-earned wealth of musical knowledge
and experience to posterity, conceived
and evolved the most Yoga based
scientific method of music – the ‘Sangeet
Yoga’ method. This method is a happy
synthesis of both Yoga and Modern
systems, methodology of teaching music,
and has proved its validity in practice.
Pandit Sengupta, an illustrious and very
exceptional classical vocalist of India, is
no less renowned in the arena of other
genres of Indian vocal music including all
forms of semi-classical songs.Above all
Pandit Ashes Sengupta is a visionary, the
guru.
ACTIVITIES:
*Tour Performance Since 1989-2010,
*Sangeet Yogam Musical School,
*Publishing Books and Cassettes CD’s,
*Head of the Music Department of
National Model School [Sodepur & Shyam
Nagar],
*Author of Books & Journals, Examiner &
Vocal Professor of ‘Sarbabharatiya
Sangeet-O-Sanskriti Parisad’, Kolkata.
Recent Activity:
Raga Cures Diseases—Performance,
Listening & Practicing of some specific
Ragas with some Yoga habit usually
enhance the memory and power of
concentration enriching the academic &
professional Carrier, in case of students
and others. It may give some mental
relief.

In modern world the problem of fastness,


agonies, anxieties are going upwards in
our society, competitions are going on.
Yoga based Raga practice & listening may
help to keep those to a limit and give a
mental rescue.
Video Gallery:
Photogallery: Ashes-Alick duet Raga &
Bhajan.
Production:om,Raga-cure Pakage(Text)
[3],
Bhajan,Stotra.

Contact: Nandini Apartment (3rd Floor)

A/43-A Amarabati, Sodepur,

Kolkata – 700110

PHONE:

(033) 25650771 (R)

9038376482(M)

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ASHES BIODATA
BIODATA-ASHES SENGUPTA(Vocalist)

Pandit ASHES SEN GUPTA is a Senior fellow of


Ministry of Culture, Government of India, as
an outstanding Vocalist and Musicologist of
Indian Classical and Semi-Classical Tradition.

Panditjee is an accomplished Vocal performer


who preached Indian Music in almost all
major cities in India since 1980, in addition
to his several musical tours round the World.
Since 1990, he has been frequently visiting to
demonstrate vocal music in--U.S, JAPAN,
CANADA, FRANCE, SWITZERLAND,
NETHERLANDS, GERMANY, SWEDEN.

MUSICAL QUALIFICATION:

MASTER OF MUSIC (Classical Vocal), B.ED.


(CLASSICAL VOCAL)-with an outstanding result &
honored with special award.

• ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION:
B. A. HONS. (HISTORY) FROM RAMAKRISHNA
MISSION VIDYA MANDIR, BELUR (1985) & M. A. on
MODERN HISTORY(Calcutta University).
• RESEARCH WORK:

‘SANGEET-YOGA’-INFLUENCE OF INDIAN
PHILOSOPHY ON INDIAN MUSIC.

TEACHING EXPARIENCE:

Represented Indian Music in Europe, on


behalf of Gandharva International School of
Music, New Delhi, while working there, as a
Lecturer.
Shree Sengupta has trained up a number of
students not only in India (Calcutta, New
Delhi), but also outside the country, specially
in SWITZERLAND,FRANCE and NETHERLAND.

• T.V. SERIAL PROGRAM DIRECTED :

"SUNO BHAI SADHO" & "BHAKTI-SUDHAMRITA"-


Devotional Hindi & Bengali song
Program(2003)-------

*"GAN-SHIKHI-GAN-GAI"-Musical Lesson
Program(in 2003).
*"KATHAMRITA PROSANGA"-on Sri Ramakrishna,
introduced by the Vice-President of Ramkrishna
Math & Mission; Rev. Swami Gahanananda .

*OTHER ACTIVITIES:

He is the pioneer singer of the audio-cassette on


Sri Ramakrishna, entitled BHAJANAMRITA (1985).
*A number of audiocassettes & CDs have been
published, sung by him.
*His works have been appreciated by the
CULTURAL MINISTRY, GOVT.OF WEST
BENGAL(May-1998) & ASIA SOCIETY,U.S.A.(1998).

• RADIO(INDIA & WORLD):

He is a graded artiste of AII INDIA RADIO


(Calcutta) 1988.
* An hour-long interview based performance
program was broadcast by RADIO-SWITZERLAND
in 1993,RADIO-GERMANY in 1995 & RADIO-U.S.A.
(St. Louis) in 1998.

• INDIAN NEWS PAPERS:-


**ANANDA BAZER
**STATESMAN
**AMRITA BAZER
**AJJKAL
**JUGANTAR
**BANGOLOK
**SANSHRITI ANNEYSHA
**NABOKALLOL
**Nababharat
**Dainik Bhaskar
**Nai-Duniya
**Swadesh

• FOREIGN NEWS PAPERS-----


**DE NOORD AMSTERDAMMER (THE
NETHERLANDS)
**DE WATERLELIE (DO.)
**EPMANDAGEN DEN (SWEDEN)
**PROBASI ANANDA BAZER

The elegant and noble art of his Raga


performance has created a compelling impact
emphasizing on the consciousness of body & mind
rather than a mere entertainment.
It has created almost a sensation in the music
circles. Sree Sen Gupta’s abiding love for Indian
Tradition combined with a progressive outlook
and restless striving for innovation have shown
promise to initiate harmony & peace for mankind
through music.

• Contact Address

Ashes Sengupta (Vocalist)


A-43A,Amarabati,Sodepur
Kolkata-700110
West-Bengal,India
Telephone :- 0091-33-25650771
E-Mail:- 2sangeetyoga@gmail.com
Fax:- 0091-33-25535347, Mobile: 0091-
9339281043 & 9038376482

Alick Sengupta
Biodata
Born on 7th March 1992, Alick Sengupta
belongs to a family that has been dedicated
to Hindustani Vocal music for several
generations. Initiated into Vocal Music by his
father, International Vocalist & Senior Fellow
Ministry Of India, Government Of India, Shri
Ashes Sengupta.
*Alick has successfully performed at several
Vocal concerts with his father from early
childhood. He has also fared excellently in
music **competitions conducted in 2008 by

Achievement:
‘Rajya Sangeet Academy’, Kolkata and The
‘Dover Lane Music Conference’.
$$$[detailed achievements attached—
1. **TALENT SEARCH PROGRAMME
(All India Basis held in Kolkata)
[Arranged by Sarba-Bharatiya Sangeet-O-
Sanskriti Parishad, Kolkata]
Position achieved : First (1st)
Subject : Classical Vocal
Year : 2002 - 03
Age : 10 Yrs (Age group upto 14
yrs)

2. TALENT SEARCH PROGRAMME


(All India Basis held in Kolkata)
[Arranged by Sarba-Bharatiya Sangeet-O-
Sanskriti Parishad, Kolkata]
Position achieved : First (1st)
Subject : Nazrul Geeti
Year : 2003 - 04
Age : 11 Yrs

3. JUGAL SRIMAL SCHOLARSHIP


(Tagore Foundation - held in Nehru
Children's Museum)
Position achieved : First (1st)
Subject : Nazrul Geeti
Year : 2005
Age : 13 yrs

4. GOVT. OF INDIA SCHOLARSHIP 2005


Spl. Subject - CREATIVE PERFORMANCE
(Kheyal)
Other Items - Extempore, Acting, Music
compose, Music Tuning, Tabla
Accompaniment, Lecture, I.Q. Test.
Passed State Level (Kolkata - Kehru
Children's Museum)
Zonal Level (Kolkata - Nehru
Children's Museum)
Then attend National Level (New Delhi -
Bal Bhawan)

5. WEST BENGAL STATE MUSIC ACADEMY


MINISTRY OF CULTURE, GOVT. OF WEST
BENGAL
Position achieved : Second (2nd)
Subject : Kheyal
Year : 2008 - 09
Age : 16 yrs (Group - A 15-19
yrs)
6. WEST BENGAL STATE MUSIC ACADEMY
MINISTRY OF CULTURE, GOVT. OF WEST
BENGAL
Position achieved : Third (3rd)
Subject : Bhajan
Year : 2008 – 09
Age : 16 yrs (Group – A 15-19
yrs)

7. THE DOVER LANE MUSIC CONFERENCE &


THE DOVER LANE MUSIC ACADEMY
(TALENT SEARCH CONTEST)
Position achieved : Third (3rd)
Subject : Ragpradhan
Year : 2008
Age : 16 yrs (Age Group 16-25
yrs)

8. INTER SCHOOL TALENT COMPETITION


(Held in Morning Star College -
Barrackpore)
Position achieved : First (1st) [4
Times)
Subject : Solo Singing (Nazrul
Geeti)
Year : 4 consecutive yrs [2004,
2005, 2006, 2007]

9. ITC - SANGEET RESEARCH ACADEMY


TOLLYGUNGE, KOLKATA - 700040
On 2006, (at the age of 14 yrs) after 2
Audition Test (Preliminary and Final), has
been selected by expert committee as a
scholar of ITC SANGEET RESEARCH
AKADEMY,Tollygunge.
Since 2006, he has been receiving training
from Guru Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar-SRA.
10.He was the Finalist of TTIS - CHALLENGE
2008 (Eastern Solo).

11. He was the Finalist & has got 2nd position


within the age group of 18 yrs. to 30 yrs.
In ‘GOLDEN TALENT SEARCH CONTEST’
on 2009-organized by Ravi Kichlu
Foundation & Tara Music, Kolkata.
12. He has become 'Sangeet Visharad' in
2009.

with Picture]
He has got special blessings and great
appreciation from the maestros of India,
such as Padma Bhusan Girija Devi
[ **comments attached—“I have heard Alick,
he has been & is being well trained by his
Guru, most importantly I’m amazed to see
his eagerness to learn music. He is dealing
with each and every aspect of Kheyal style of
singing like as Alap, Sargam, Boltana, Tana
& Andaz which Alick has made the right use
of. I wish to convey my heartiest thanks to
his Guru. There is a great hope on him to
make feel India proud of and wish him a
bright future].

Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty—had appreciated


his performance and blessed him a lot.
Pandit Hari Prasad Chourasia---"I am
nervous to perform after hearing …. young
talent…. It seems children of Kolkata start
learning music since the time they are in
their mother's womb…..".
Pandit Tejendranarayan Mazumder, Pandit
Gobinda Bose, Smt. Jaya Biswas, Smt.
Haimanti Sukla, Sri Purna Chandra Das
Bayul and many other senior musicians
appreciated his performance.
@@@details of comments listed as follows:
The Times of India has highly appreciated &
wrote about his skill of performance dated
25th December 2009 “KOLKATA---
“….Young Vocalist….Kolkata's Alik
Sengupta mesmerized Classical music
enthusiasts of the city at the grand finale of
the Golden Talent Contest organized by the
Pt. Ravi Kichlu Foundation at the GD Birla
Sabhagar on Thursday evening.

Such was….. command over……vocal


chords, that even the panel of judges,
comprising Padmabhushan Smt Girija Devi,
Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Jaya Biswas,
Haimanti Shukla and Gobindo Bose, were left
spellbound and praised….Alik
wholeheartedly……shortlisted from nearly
700 candidates after several rigorous rounds
of competition. The contest was held in
association with The Times of India.

"I am nervous to perform after hearing these


two young talents. It seems children of
Kolkata start learning music since the time
they are in their mother's womb," said Pt.
Hari Prasad Chaurasia in just before giving a
special flute recital. While Alick Sengupta
impressed the audience with his rendering of
raga Malkauns………….."It is heartening to
see that there is a long-standing culture in
Bengal to encourage children to excel in
classical music. These children have given
performances of high quality," said Veena
Kichlu, wife of the late Pt Ravi Kichlu”.
As an outstanding Vocalist, he was awarded
a government scholarship by the Ministry of
Culture, Govt. of India in 2005. He joined ITC
SRA as a Scholar in September 2009,
training under Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar.

Contact Address:

Nandini Apartment (3rd Floor)

A/43-A Amarabati, Sodepur,

Kolkata – 700110

PHONE: (033) 25650771 (R)


9674461289 (M)