Tejendra Majumdar

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Tejendra Majumdar
Tejendra Narayan Majumdar 13.jpg
Tejendra Majumdar, 2014
Background information
Birth name Tejendra Narayan Majumdar
Born (1961-05-17) 17 May 1961 (age 53)
India
Genres Hindustani classical music
Instruments Sarod
Associated acts Bahadur Khan, Ali Akbar Khan

Pandit Tejendra Narayan Majumdar (born 17 May 1961) is an Indian sarod player and pupil of Bahadur Khan. Majumdar is one of the most popular and celebrated modern sarod players.[1]

Training[edit]

He started his music training under his grandfather Bibhuti Ranjan Majumdar with mandolin. He also received vocal and tabla training under Amaresh Chowdhury and Anil Palit.[2] Later he trained under Bahadur Khan for 18 years until the latter died. He then continued training under Ajay Sinha Roy and Ali Akbar Khan.[3]

Tejendra Majumdar in concert at Spring Hall, Eastshore Unitarian Church, Bellevue, Washington as part of the Seattle-area Ragamala series

Duets[edit]

He has played duets with Shujaat Khan. The rendering of raag Charukeshi is especially notable.[4]

Music direction[edit]

He directed music for a Bengali movie called Tollylights, directed by Arjun Chakraborty.[5] He is also directing music for another Bengali movie Hanankaal due to be released in 2010.[dated info][6]

Awards[edit]

He stood first in the All India Radio music competition in 1981 and was awarded the President's gold medal and the Pandit D. V. Paluskar award.[2]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Manasi Majumdar and has one son, Indrayudh.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dasgupta, Priyanka (17 June 2007). "Beyond barriers". The Times of India. Retrieved 2009-04-30. 
  2. ^ a b "ITC Sangeet Sammelan — Hyderabad, 2006". ITC Sangeet Research Academy. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  3. ^ Nair, Chitra (16 December 2008). "Classical music here to stay...". The Times of India. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  4. ^ Raja, Deepak (18 September 2002). "Shujaat Khan – "Most duets are a farce"". Deepak Raja's world of Hindustani Music (Blog). Retrieved 2009-09-04. 
  5. ^ Das, Mohua (3 March 2008). "Filmi froth". The Telegraph. Calcutta, India. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  6. ^ Chatterji, Shoma A. "Hanankaal 2010 Bengali Film by Saibal Mitra First Look". Calcutta Tube (Blog). Retrieved 2010-02-02. 
  7. ^ "Rashid's latest crush". The Times of India. 21 March 2003. Retrieved 2009-06-22.