Dhruba Ghosh

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Dhruba Ghosh
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Died10 July 2017
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Music teacher
Known forSarangi
Parent(s)Nikhil Ghosh
Usha Nayampally
AwardsSangeet Natak Akademi Award

Dhruba Ghosh (1957 - 2017)[1] was an Indian classical musician and Sarangi player from Mumbai.[2]


Dhruba Ghosh was born in 1957 in Mumbai. His father Padma Bhushan Pt Nikhil Ghosh was a famous musician, teacher and writer, known his proficiency on the percussion instrument of tabla.[3] He is the nephew of Pt Pannalal Ghosh, famous flute player and composer.[3] Dhruba Ghosh learned the basics of sarangi from Dattaram Parvatakar of All India Radio, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan and Ustad Sagiruddin Khan.[4] His brother Nayan Ghosh is also a musician and a tabla player.[5] He worked in 'Miho: A journey to the mountain', a musical album.[6] This album won the Grammy Award.[4][6] He also worked in various fusion albums.[3] Pandit Dhruba Ghosh died 10 July 2017 in Mumbai, India.[7]

He also studied under the guidance of vocalist Pandit Dinkar Kaikini.


  • Miho: A journey to the mountain[7][4]



Unfortunately, very few disciples of his are known, some of them are: 1. Yuji Nakagawa, http://yujisarangi.com/ 2. Vanraj Shastri 3. Deepak Paramshivan , https://www.deepakparamashivan.com/


  1. ^ Soumya, Vajpayee Tiwari (11 July 2017). "Sarangi maestro Dhruba Ghosh dies of massive heart attack". mid-day. mid-day. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b Akademi, Sangeet Natak. "Sangeet Natak Akademi Declares Fellowships (Akademi Ratna) and Akademi Awards (Akademi Puraskar) for the Year 2013". pib.nic.in. Sangeet Natak Akademi. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  3. ^ a b c Rajan, Anjana (5 December 2013). "Music, medically speaking". The Hindu. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "Dhruba Ghosh [Delhi Gharana] | Artists-India Gallery". www.artists-india.com. www.artists-india.com. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  5. ^ Jul 10, Bella Jaisinghani | Updated. "Dhrubajyoti Ghosh: Music world mourns the passing of sarangi player Dhrubajyoti Ghosh | Mumbai News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  6. ^ a b Rinkita, Gurav. "Meet Mumbai's Grammy winner". archive.mid-day.com. archive.mid-day.com. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  7. ^ a b c Angel, Romero. "Artist Profiles: Dhruba Ghosh | World Music Central.org". worldmusiccentral.org. worldmusiccentral.org. Retrieved 5 May 2019.

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