Legendary classical singer Arun Bhaduri passes away
Legendary classical singer Pandit Arun Bhaduri, known for his deep and sonorous voice, passed away at a city hospital on Monday. He was suffering from age-related ailments and respiratory distress.
Kolkata: Legendary classical singer Pandit Arun Bhaduri, known for his deep and sonorous voice, passed away at a city hospital on Monday. He was suffering from age-related ailments and respiratory distress.
The 75-year-old was survived by wife, son, daughter-in-law and grandson.
Born in West Bengal's Murshidabad on October 7, 1943, Bhaduri received his initial lessons in Indian music from Mohammed Abu Daud, before fine-tuning his knowledge on the nuances and embellishments of the Hindustani Classical Music from Mohammed Sagiruddin Khan.
-He was also taught by the late Ustad Ishtiaq Hussain Khan of the Rampur-Sahaswan gharana, and Pandit Jnan Prakash Ghosh.
-Greatly influenced by Ustad Ameer Khan, Bhaduri imbibed his aesthetic qualities, and successfully created a style of his own by fusing the various styles he learnt from the stalwarts.
-He joined the ITC Sangeet Research Academy as a musician scholar and rose to become one of its most venerated Gurus.
-Bhaduri is also known for his excellent rendering of Bengali songs and bhajans.
A top grade radio and television artiste, Bhaduri received invitations from music festivals in the UK, the USA, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Bangladesh.