Ashis Sengupta

Staff Artist(Tabla)


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Ashis Sengupta is a dynamic, versatile percussionist and belongs to the Banaras gharana. He received his initial training from his father Shri Ranjit Kumar Sengupta and was later groomed by Pandit Nanku Maharaj and Pandit Mahapurush Mishra. His highly aesthetic perception of the Tabla has enabled him to reach the most profound depth of this extra-ordinary instrument and express a range of emotions. Pandit Ashis Sengupta has innovated to the various rhythmic compositions learnt from his Guru-s. He is also blessed with a lot of traditional compositions, Stotra-s and varieties of Gat-s from the great Guru-s.

A most sought after artiste and a recipient of 'Taalmani' award, Ashis Sengupta is well versed in the art of playing variations of compositions. His accompaniments are marked by rare sense of aesthetics, grace and unexcelled sweetness. He is equally adept in the accompaniment of classical and semi-classical vocal music, instrumental music as well as kathak dancing. Both as a soloist and an accompanist to widely varied music styles and performers, Ashis Sengupta is also an established western drummer. Apart from being a Tabla player, He is a unique composer of music of repute.

He has travelled extensively all over India and abroad for his performances and lecture-demonstration on Tabla playing under the aegis of numerous organizations. He has had the good fortune of accompanying well known maestros like Pandit Nivrutti bua Sarnaik, Pandit Mallikarjun Mansoor, Vidushi Girija Devi, Pandit V.G. Jog, Vidushi Sunanda Pattanayak, Vidushi Damayanti Joshi (Kathak Dancer), Pandit Debu Chaudhuri, Pandit Manilal Nag, Pandit L.K.Pandit, Pandit Vishwa mohan Bhatt and Ustad Rashid Khan to name a few.

At present he is a member of the Faculty of Music and Fine Arts, University of Delhi