Jotin Bhattacharya

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Jotin Bhattacharya
ज्योतिन भट्टाचार्य
Birth nameJotin Bhattacharya
Also known asJyotin Bhattacharya
Born(1926-01-01)1 January 1926
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Origin India
Died22 February 2016(2016-02-22) (aged 90)[1]
GenresIndian classical music
Occupation(s)Sarod player

Jotin Bhattacharya (Hindi: ज्योतिन भट्टाचार्य) was an Indian classical sarod player. Jyotin was a disciple of Allauddin Khan.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Bhattacharya was born in 1926 in Varanasi in a Bengali family. He attended C.M. Anglo Bengali College and subsequently attained bachelor's, master's and MPhil degrees from the Benaras Hindu University before starting his eight-year music training from Allauddin Khan. During his training under Allauddin Khan, Bhattacharya also served him as a secretary and handled all his correspondences.

Bhattacharya performed at the Baba Allauddin Khan Music Foundation in the Poorva Sanskritik Kendra, Laxmi Nagar, Delhi.


In 1974, HMV released Bhattacharya's first album, Sarod, in LP record format.[3]


Bhattacharya wrote three books (all about Allauddin Khan).[2]

# Title Year Language Pages About Comments
1 Ustad Allauddin Khan and His Music 1979 English 242 Biography of Baba Allauddin [4][5]
2 Allaudin Khan O aamara - Bengali 1,050 On the life and work of Baba Allauddin [6]
3 Allaudin Khan and us - Hindi - -

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "प्रख्यात सरोद वादक पं. जोतिन भट्टाचार्य का निधन". (in Hindi). 23 February 2016. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Music and memories". The Hindu. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Album". Rate your music. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  4. ^ Bhattacharya, Jotin (1979). "Ustad Allauddin Khan and His Music". Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Ustad Allauddin Khan and His Music cover". Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  6. ^ Bhattacharya, Jotin (2008). "Allaudin Khan O aamara". Retrieved 16 May 2015.