Source: The Hindu; Author: Praveen Shivashankar; Photo Courtesy: The Hindu

Even while he imparts the traditional music of the Maihar gharana of santoor playing at his ashram, Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya has always innovated with techniques and played fusion with other musicians. A revolutionary player of the santoor, the only santoor maestro of the Maihar gharana, music ambassador of India, and a magician of tunes — the adjectives may be many, but the name is one — Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya. A disciple of Pandit Ravi Shankar, Tarunda has deftly carved a niche as one of the most celebrated and globally recognised names amongst Indian instrumentalists. He has demonstrated several intricate patterns of playing, never before tried on a Santoor, and introduced a new spirit of innovation into Indian classical music.

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FURTHERING THE TRADITION Of the Maihar gharana of santoor