I started learning music when I was 4…my ma Smt Dipali Sarkar,being a singer was my first guru…being a kid I enjoyed singing out loud with my ma (student of shree Hemaghno Roy Chodhury) & kaka (student of shree chinmay lahiri) My parents felt I needed formal training.
I passed the audition at gitabitan …but there was a problem, I was under age and could’nt write bangla…so at times my teachers and my ma used to write the lesson for me…. i just learnt them by heart…learnt music for 11 years in Gitabitan…from my childhood to teens…
After completing my degree course in Gitabitan I went to Shree Sadhan Ch Roy for purely classical training….it was a continuation of the classical training at Gitabitan….Simultaneously I went to Shree Jatileshwar Mukhopadhyay to learn how to sing bangla adhunik gaan…..
By the end of my college life, some of my friends who also took music very seriously decided to form a band “Sanjeevani’ was the name…..we felt our music can give a fresh lease of life to someone…looking back I feel… the sound of the band was ahead of its time ….
it was pop fusion…..we came out with an album ‘shanto ashanto” from Raga music in 2000 after great struggle…..after that in 2003 Asha audio released our second album’Destination World Cup”….we didn’t come up with any more albums after that……cause every member was getting involved more with their individual music assignments …..
My musical training continued while I was doing my band also…I went to Shree Sunil Chattopadhyay for classical training & simultaneously to Mr Carlton Kito to groom myself in Jazz Music
2004….a very important year ……..i was selected as a vocalist from India in a musical project “Silk Road Project”(a project where musicians down the silk route which was a trade route once upon a time gathered together to exchange & create music….world music) Headed by mentors like Yo Yo Ma(winner of 15 grammy awards), Sandee