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Swapan Chaudhuri

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Swapan Chaudhuri
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Born (1945-03-30) March 30, 1945 (age 79)

Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri (born 30 March 1945), is an Indian tabla player. He has accompanied several musicians of Indian classical music, including, Pandit Ravi Shankar, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Ustad Vilayat Khan, Pandit Bhimshen Joshi, Pandit Jasraj.,[1][2] Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and many more. He also taught his sons tabla. Guru- Santosh Biswas (Lucknow Gharana)


He received American Academy of Artists Award and was nominee to Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame. In 1996, Swapan Chaudhuri received the Sangeet Natak Academy Award from the President of India, the highest awards for Classical Music in India. In 2019, he received the Padma Shri, one of India's highest honor from the Indian government.[3][4]

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  1. ^ "Review/Music; Translating the Spirit of Classical Hindustani Raga, by JON PARELES". New York Times. 4 May 1992.
  2. ^ "Review/Music; North India Vocal Works With Rules By BERNARD HOLLAND". New York Times. 1 June 1990.
  3. ^ "2019 Padma Awardees List". padmaawards.gov.in.
  4. ^ "Government announces Padma awards 2019: Gautam Gambhir, Prabhu Deva, Kader Khan among awardees". The Economic Times. 16 March 2019.

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