Subhranil Sarkar [Imdadkhani Gharana]
Subhranil Sarkar belongs to Sitar's first family, the Etawah Gharana (also known as the Imdadkhani Gharana). He was initiated into music at the tender age of 6 by Sri Bimal Chatterjee, a senior student of Sitar maestro Pandit Kashinath Mukherjee (student of Ustad Amir Khan and Ustad Vilayat Khan) of Etawah Gharana. In 2000, Subhranil was accepted as a disciple by the world famous Sitar maestro Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan and with this began a new chapter in Subhranil's musical life.
Subhranil acquired his Masters degree in Music from the Rabindra Bharati University being the first-class first gold medalist of his year. He is currently employed with the Archive of North Indian Classical Music (Jadavpur University), Kolkata and has recently been appointed as an Examiner with the Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata.
Subhranil Sarkar has performed in numerous concerts including the prestigious 'All Bengal Children's Music Conference', 'Indian Classical Music Young Talent's Conference', etc. He has performed at other prestigious concerts arranged by 'Salt Lake Cultural Association', 'Kolkata Classical Music Circle', 'School of Cultural Texts and Records' among many others. He has been performing at the All India Radio, Kolkata from the age of 9. One of the biggest highlights in Subhranil's life is to have performed with the great Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan on the sitar.