A brilliant born artiste Tabla virtuoso from Delhi Gharana young & Dynamic Yuva Ratna Deepak Mehta (28.05.1982) does not belong to a family of musicians. Initially trained under his own God Gifted Talent spotted by his class teacher at the age of six. Since then his natural music birth started from percussion instrument “Bonga” followed by “Conga” which in due course of time and that’s too without learning from anybody played in All India Radio, Doordarshan and accompanied with the music groups of Bhappi Lahari, Narinder Chanchal, Prem Bhatia & Party and many more and started earning fame and laurels by coverages in print and electronic medias including his story at the age of 12 was covered and telecast at that time by the famous TV serial “Surabhi” Episode No.127 in 1994.
Finally shifted to the more demanding discipline of Hindustani Classical Instrumental music “TABLA” on the landmark advice of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Sarod Legend on 28.03.1991. Being the disciple of World renowned Gurus Late Ustad Chhamma Khan of Delhi Gharana followed by his son Padamshree Late Ustad Shafaat Ahmed Khan become the powerhouse performer of TABLA. His electrifying performance always captivate audience whether in the United State of America other countries or Motherland India. His gurus were essentially a maestro of the Delhi gharana of tabla-rhythm. But their repertoire was very rich, comprising typical compositions of almost every major gharana. That is why Deepak is also very well equipped with the different idioms of Hindustani rhythm, though his emphasis continues be to on all the Sylabbles of Delhi gharana.
Deepak is also the spiritual disciple of H.D.H. Param Pujya Sant Shri Asaram Bapuji Maharaj of Ahmedabad. Outstanding features of Deepak’s own natural & innovative style of compact solo tabla playing with commendable awareness of rhythm as he does not play on the tabla, he lives it which keeps the audience spellbound.
He is on the empanelment of ICCR and remained 8 years Scholarship holder of Tabla from CCRT (Govt. of India). He has performed at Govt. Of India National as well as state level namely., the “HORIZON” series of ICCR, “JHANKAR FESTIVAL” & 12TH “ YUVA MAHOTSAV” of Sahitya Kala Parishad , “SANGEET PRATIBHA” of Sangeet Natak Akademi etc., and judged the state level instrumental competitions organized by Nehru Bal Samiti.
He has accompanied with instrumentalists and vocalists of repute and also accompanied the graded artistes of All India Radio. However, he prefers to present “Solo Tabla Recital”. Despite Indian now foreigner are also becoming his disciples. It was no surprise that when at the age of 14 with his sheer virtuosity and timeless supply of rhythmic melody and creativities on tabla won the highest award meant for teenagers, the National “BAL SHREE” Award 1996 presented by the President of India Late Dr. Shanker Dayal Sharma.
His name has also been incorporated in the History book of Delhi Gharana in its revised edition of 2002 namely., “Delhi Grarane Ke Sangeet Perampara Aur Ustad Chand Khan” written by Dr. Naian Bharti and published by Saransh prakashan, Delhi- Hyderabad. Many newspapers have predicted in one way or the other that “Another Zakir Hussain in the making”. Despite featuring/interviewing/recording by Star Plus, Zee-News, Jain-TV,U-TV,E-TV, Total-TV, DD1,DD-Metro,Siti Cable, BCN News, CCN News, DRISHTI-News, AIR, Newspapers, Magazines and Delhi based Radio Gandharv for their channel 233 on the World Space Satellite Radio has recorded two programmes 1) Face to Face and 2) Maestro’s Choice. The recording of his autobiography for Doordarshan at the age of 24 by one of the production company i.e. Saakar Creations by selecting through internet is itself witnesses and proof of the recognition of his innate art and talent Deepak Mehta has performed around the globe by visiting RUSSIA- Moscow, KIRGISTAN- Bishkek, SOUTH AFRICA namely., Johns berg, Durban, Woester, Cape Town, Peter Merritsberg, East London, Port Elizabeth, George William Town, Kimberley, George Town, Uitenhage, Graham Town, Queen Town, Richmond, King William Town and in CANADA & USA namely., Dallas, Sacramento, Sanhose, Sanfrancisco, Los Angles, Houston, Chicago, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Maryland, New york, Ottawa, California, Datroite, Austin, Atlanta, Troyae, Windsor, Scarbrow, Georgia, London(Canada), Vergenia, Toronto etc., Deepak has been honoured with many coveted awards, samaans, citations and appreciations.
He is working as a Music Teacher (TGT) in ARWACHIN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL,Dilshad Garden,Delhi
He is also GRADUATE from DELHI UNIVERSITY