Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty, son and disciple of Shri Ajit Chakrabarty, received formal education in music from Rabindra Bharati
University and became the only fellow of Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata to receive a gold medal. Apart from his father, he learnt music
under the tutelage of great gurus like Late Shri Pannalal Samanta, Late Shri Kanaidas Bairagi, Late Guru Jnanprakash Ghosh and Late Ustad
Munawar Ali khan. He Learnt Dhrupad from Late Uday Bhattacharya and renditions in different gharanas from various maestros. In the lighter
music arena Pandit Chakrabarty is perhaps the only exponent of classical vocal music who has mastered the art of Kirtan rendition, Bengali folk
music and Rabindra Sangeet from the experts in the respective fields.
With the urge to deliver nothing less than perfect, Pandit Chakrabarty has performed in innumerable concerts across India and the
world. in the last few years, no major classical music conference anywhere in India has been conducted without the participation of Pandit
Chakrabarty as the headliner and concluding artiste. It is his dedication to music that has made him the youngest recipient of the Sangeet Natak
Academy award for contribution in Hindustani vocal music, amongst numerous other prestigious awards. Pandit Chakrabarty can also be
credited for starting a rather unique musical institution ‘Shrutinandan’ that imparts taleem to a young student body of almost 900 children and
300 adults, utilizing the most innovative and scientific methods of teaching Indian vocal music. He has trained numerous students who are
A-grade Akashvani artistes and well known performers, the most prominent exponent being his daughter Kaushiki Chakrabarty. Debashish
Bhattacharya - a classical slide guitarist and Snehashish Mazumdar - a mandolin performer are two of his other students who are internationally
Pandit Chakrabarty has also authored books on music such as Shrutinandan in Bengali and English, Geetinandan Part-I and Part - II and
New Passage to Indian Music.
Ganesh is considered to be the God of success or fulfillment. He he melts all obstacles thus paving the way towards success and is worshipped
at the initiation of every auspicious occasion. This song is a prayer to Lord Ganesh. Invoke him with faith and conviction through this prayer and
let His grace lead to the fulfillment and prosperity of Shrutinandan, the paradise of music and melody.
Talafai Bin Balam
A composition by Saint Kabir, Talafai Bin Balam conveys sensitively the acute pang of separation that Kabir suffers as his beloved God is away
from him. He cannot hold his peace and he finds every thing out of joint and empty without Him.
Lalit Kishori, in her composition. Re Nirmohi, implores her beloved God to show His face. She says that she is like a swallow who is always
yearning for rainwater and God alone can slate her thirst by pouring sweet melodies of His flute into her ears.
Ab Kaise Chhute
Written by Saint Ravi Das, this song elaborates the relationship between the devotee and the god and stresses on the presence of the god in
every nook and corner of the universe. It says that the devotee is the thread, God is the pearl; God is the light, the devotee is its flame; He is the
forest and the devotee is the peacock. The devotee and the God are absolutely inseparable.
Jai Jai Devi
Swathi Thirunal of South India has written this composition in the praise of Saraswati, the Goddess of learning and knowledge. Her spell is
endless and knows no bounds. She plays the Divine Lyre, which is the source of al music and the Vedas and the scriptures adorn her hands. She
is the embodiment of all wisdom and learning. We bow our head down in reverence to her and her consort, Lord Vishnu.
Koi Kahiyo Re
In her composition Koi Kahiyo Re, Meera expresses her love for her Lord, Krishna Giridhari. Meera says that she is the servant of her Lord and
as she hears His tell tale footsteps, she gets entrapped in ecstasy. She expresses her immense eagerness for a union with her Lord.
Prabhu Mere Gun Avagun
Saint Suradas in his composition - Prabhu Mere Gun Avagun, begs the Lord to not judge him by his merits and demerits. He says, O Lord! You
are omnipotent and omniscient. Your all-pervading Grace redeems us of all our sins committed by us in many fold incarnations. It is only
you-the ocean of mercy and loving-kindness, who can protect us from the ills of existence.
Jaun Kahan, written by Tulsidas is a composition seeped deep in divine love. Tulsidas, immersed in love, questions his Lord, where shall I go
leaving You, He says - You are the last refuge and shelter of all created beings - gods, demons, saints, and animals. All are bound by your
Hari Patit Pawan
Hari Patit Pawan, is a composition by Saint Tulsidas in which he narrates the story of Lord Hari redeeming all sinners. He believes that even if
somebody chants the Lords name unknowingly, he or she will be blessed by Him.
Subhan Teri Kudrat
Subhan Teri Kudrat is a composition by saint Kabir. In this composition Kabir reveres the supreme power for creating the world as it exists. It is
at his behest that the Sun and the Moon give light, the sky is the canopy overhead and the waters are the beds. He has created all that there is.
Kabir urges the devotees to chant the name of this supreme power, who is One and Eternal.
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