Debasis Chakroborty

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Debasis Chakroborty
Born (1961-06-09) 9 June 1961 (age 57)
Calcutta, India
Genres Indian classical music, World music
Occupation(s) Musician, composer, Associate Professor
Instruments Hindustani classical slide guitar
Years active 1991–present
Associated acts Sam Evans, Lior, Gian Slater, Dr. Lovely Sharma

Debasis Chakroborty (born 9 June 1961) is an Indian classical slide guitar player who belongs to the Senia-Maihar Gharana. Chakroborty was born in Calcutta, India, and was groomed in the atmosphere of music from his childhood. He began learning guitar from his father Sh. Madhusudan Chakroborty. He then came under the tutelage of Pt. Barun Kumar Pal, a renowned guitarist from Kolkata and Pandit Jotin Bhattacharya, an eminent Sarod player and senior disciple of Ustad Baba Allauddin Khan Sahib of Maihar Gharana. Later on, Debasis became a disciple of the guitar maestro Pundit Brij Bhushan Kabra.

Debasis's style of playing combines both Gayaki and Tantrakari Angs. He is still following the oldest tradition of playing Sarode, Sitar and Veena with his modified Hawaiian guitar, which has its own beautiful technical virtuosity and three octave advantages. His purity of style, uniqueness of imagination and total absorption with melody coupled with his brilliant technique in which "Tantrakari" and "Layakari" are prominent and make his recital enchanting. He is an "A" grade artiste of Broadcasting Corporation of India (All India Radio & Television) in both Hindustani Classical and light music and performed in the prestigious National programme. He is an ICCR empanelled artiste under the Ministry of external affairs, Govt. of India. He visited several Universities and institutions around the world(including Monash University, Melbourne, Australia) as visiting faculty/ Artist in Residence and performed in many prestigious concerts and conferences which were widely appreciated. At present, he lectures in the Department of Music, Institute of Visual Performing Arts & Research, Mangalayatan University, Aligarh.


  • 2012 – " Soul Mate" ecstasy on Slide Guitar, Label: Mountains Meet the Sea Productions-Australia,India,Switzerland
Solo with Sam Evans (Tabla)
Associated Works
  • 2008 – Creatures at the Crossroads, with Gian Slater
  • 2010 – Tumbling into the Dawn, with Lior (Lior Attar)

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