Tejendra Majumdar

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Tejendra Majumdar
Tejendra Narayan Majumdar 06.jpg
Tejendra Narayan Majumdar in concert at Spring Hall, Eastshore Unitarian Church, Bellevue, Washington as part of the Seattle-area Ragamala series
Background information
Birth name Tejendra Narayan Majumdar
Born (1961-05-17) 17 May 1961 (age 53)
Origin India
Genres Hindustani classical music
Instruments sarod
Associated acts Bahadur Khan, Ali Akbar Khan

Tejendra Narayan Majumdar (born 17 May 1961) is an Indian sarod player and pupil of Bahadur Khan. Tejendra Narayan 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]

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]

Duets[edit]

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

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Manasi Majumder and has one son, Indrayudh.[5]

Music direction[edit]

He directed music for a Bengali movie called Tollylights, directed by Arjun Chakraborty.[6] He is also directing music for another Bengali movie Hanankaal due to be released in 2010.[dated info][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". ITCSRA. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  3. ^ Nair, Chitra (16 December 2008). "Classical music here to stay". The Times of India. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  4. ^ "Shujaat Khan". Retrieved 2009-09-04. 
  5. ^ "Rashid's latest crush". The Times of India. 21 March 2003. Retrieved 2009-06-22. 
  6. ^ "Filmi froth". The Telegraph. 3 March 2008. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  7. ^ "HANANKAAL 2010 Bengali Film by Saibal Mitra First Look". Retrieved 2010-02-02.