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Sanjeeb Sircar

Born in 1957 into a musical family, Sanjeeb Sircar started singing and playing musical instruments at the age of six. During school he took an active part in musical activities. On finishing school he joined the music department of the Banares Hindu University completing a diploma course in sitar, where he studied with Dr. Raj Bhan Singh and Dr. K.C. Gangrade. Thereafter he studied with Pandit Banwari Lal at Allahabad and took the degree of Sangeet Praveen (Post-Graduation) in Sitar from the Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad.

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On relocating to New Delhi, thereafter, he studied the sitar with the internationally renowned Sitar Maestro, Ustad Shujaat Khan of the Imdadkhani Gharana. He has also attended lecture demonstrations and many live concerts of Sitar Maestro, Pandit Ravi Shankar and other eminent performers over the years.

Drawing upon his varied sources of learning and while maintaining the traditional norms, his music is marked by subtle diversity, a personal innovative approach, and depth of expression.

Sanjeeb has given many successful performances on the sitar at many cities in India, Europe, England and the U.S.A.

Apart from the Indian Classical Sitar, his main instrument, his musical interests are varied. He also plays the tabla, harmonium, guitar, has studied intermediate Jazz, being able to improvise, has passed Fifth Year in Piano of the Trinity Collage of Music, London, and has sung with the YMCA Choir and the Delhi Christian Chorus for ten years, and being a Christian enjoys playing and singing Gospel and Fusion Music.

Studies in other subjects include a Bachelors Degree in English Language, English Literature and Sociology, and two years of Electrical Engineering.

He has served as music teacher at a number of well known institutions which include Satyaniketan, Allahabad; Girls High School, Allahabad; Frank Anthony Public School; New Delhi; Father Agnel School, New Delhi; Faith Academy, New Delhi; Uma Sharma's School of Music and Dance, New Delhi; Woodstock International School, Mussoorie. He is presently based at New Delhi.

Contact Details

Sanjeeb Sircar
C-412, Defence Colony,
New Delhi-110024.
Mobile Tel: (91)(0) -9810959936.
Telephone: (91)(11) -24330015.