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Our Story

Ananda Dhwani literally means Happy Melody! Happiness and Peace through music is what Ananda Dhwani symbolizes. The Ananda Dhwani Music Trust focusses on the treasures of Indian Classical Music and Dance. It’s endeavour is to bring forth the joys of classical music and dance, through world class performances, talent searches and furthering education and training.

The seeds of ‘Ananda Dhwani’ were sown by the renowned Sitarist, Late Pandit Deepak Choudhury, one of the icons of the Maihar Gharana and a direct disciple of Pandit Ravi Shankar. The seeds sown by Deepakji is being nurtured by his student Sangeet Ratna Shree Prabir Bhattacharya, and his students. Prabirji the current President of the trust. Our Heartfelt Pranams to Pandit Deepak Choudhury for being our inspiration.

The name ‘Ananda Dhwani’ originated from the Raga Anandhwani, a creation of Deepakji. The Raga is a blend of the Carnatic Raga Hamsadhwani and the Hindustani Raga Anandi Kalyan.

Our Goals

The goals of the Trust include, but is not limited to:

Organize world class concerts
Organize talent hunts
Training camps
Continued training
Facilitate musicians to pursue education
Publish educational and training materials

Our Inspiration

Sitar maestro Late Pandit Deepak Choudhury

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Ananda Dhwani Music Trust’s inspiration, Late Pandit Deepak Choudhury, was one of the foremost disciples of the much revered genius, Pandit Ravi Shankar.

Deepakji was considered to be one of the doyens of the Maihar Gharana, in his generation of musicians. Besides performing in concerts the world over, he was a faculty in the Department of Instrumental Music, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, till his demise.

The name ‘Ananda Dhwani’ originates from the Raga Anandhwani, composed by Deepakji. The Raga is a blend of the Carnatic Raga Hamsadhwani and the Hindustani Raga, Anandi Kalyan.

Through Ananda Dhwani, the legend of Deepakji will be carried forward by his students and grand students, led by his foremost student, Sangeet Ratna Shri Prabir Bhattacharya.

 Our Heartfelt Pranams to Pandit Deepak Choudhuryji for his inspiration.

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Heartiest Congratulations to Shri Prabir Bhattacharya on his achievement.




Meet the Team

Inspirational people behind this incredible effort.

Sangeet Ratna Prabir Bhattacharya

Founder And Guru

Prabir Bhattacharya, is a Gold Medalist in M.A. (Music) from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata and currently pursuing PhD degree from same University.

Mrs. Ishita Datta

Trustee

Ishita Datta is an Economics graduate from Lady Shriram College, Delhi. She went on to do a MBA from Delhi and worked in several companies in the corporate sector. She also holds a Masters degree in Sociology. She hung up her corporate boots in 2004 and has been working in the social sector ever since.
She lives in Bangalore with her husband and daughter.

Ishita has been trained in music both vocal and instrumental ever since she was 12 years. After relocating to Bangalore in 1997 she trained with Pandit Harendra in Hindustani vocal, before starting her training with Sangeet Ratna Pandit Prabir Bhattacharya in 2005. She enjoys singing devotional songs the most.

Music for her is a mood changer and a channel to communicate with the Divine.

Sushanta Mukherjee

Trustee

He was General manager at Cottage Industries in Govt. of India . Then started working in “Tarang” as a director. He also plays Mohan Veena under hos Guru sri Viswa Mohan Bhatt. Now he continues learning under Guru Prabir bhattacharya. His main interests are in Indian handicrafts, classical and folk music.

Saikat Karmakar

Trustee

A melophile from bottom of his heart and an alumnus of IIT Khargpur. He is an ex scientist of Ministry of Defense, Govt of India, working with the prestigious project of Indian Light Combat Aircraft- ‘TEJAS’. He is a trained violinist.

Active Members

Gargi Bhattacharya

Volunteers Management

Gargi Bhattacharya, M.A.in History, works as Teacher in Shanti Juniors School, Bangalore. She has been an active member of Ananda Dhwani since it’s ince

Dr. Seemanthini Desai

Compere par Excellence

Indranil Biswas

Event Organizer

Nilanjan Dutta

Tabla Artist , Signatory Authority of the Trust

Dipankar Chatterjee

Marketing and Logistics

Soma Ray

Volunteers and Event Venue Management

Priyabrata Goswami

A Tabla Player

Sangeet Ratna award from Bangiyo Sangeet Parishad, Kolkata. He has learned tabla lessons from Guru Sri Dilip Mukherjee. Currently he works in De Sales Music Academy , Bangalore.

Sonia Mahajan

Volunteer

Mrinal Das

Volunteer

Sandeep Mitra

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