Sri Subhajyoti Guha, a highly talented, young tabla player from Kolkata, India, is one of the NEW GENRE of tabla exponents who are taking this world pleasing North Indian percussion instrument to greater heights in the 21st century.
Coming from an educated and musical family, Subhajyoti was introduced to tabla at an early age of five by his father Dr. Smriti Ranjan Guha, a disciple of late Ustad Keramatullah Khan of Farukkabad Gharana. Few years later the internationally well-known tabla maestro and trainer Pandit Sankha Chatterjee, also a disciple of late Ustad Keramatullah Khan and late Ustad Allarakha Khan of punjab Gharana, took Subhajyoti under his tutorship and Subhajyoti has been the disciple of pandit Chatterjee since then.
Subhajyoti's intense dedication and love for his art has won him quite a few laurels. Namely, THE PRESIDENT'S AWARD from ALL INDIA RADIO in 1989, THE DOVER LANE TALENT SEARCH AWARD in 1990-91, THE HIRENDRA KUMAR GANGULY AWARD , from WEST BENGAL STATE ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS, in 1993, TAAL MANI AWARD from SUR SRINGAR SAMSAD of mumbai in 1996 and the degree of SANGEET VISHARAD from PRACHEEN KALA KENDRA of CHANDIGARH in 1997. At present he is a grade 'A' tabla player of All India Radio & T.V.
Subhajyoti's firstpublic performance was in 1992 at PARAMPARA - a prestigious festival of Indian Music, in Berlin, Germany with his Guruji Pandit Sankha Chatterjee, where he enthralled his audience by his solo performance. Since then he has never looked back as a performer and is performing regularly in India and also abroad in USA, Canada and Europe both as a soloist and an accompanist. Subhajyoti has rendered his musical accompaniment to various young and senior leading musicians of India .To name a few Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta, Pandit Manilal Nag, Late Pandit A.T.Kanan, Pandit Ram Narayan, Ustad Aashish Khan, Pandit Barun Pal, Ustad Shahid Parvez, Pdt Ajoy Chakraborty, Pdt Vishwamohan Bhatt, Pdt Ronu Majumder, Pdt Tejendranarayan Majumder, Vidushi Kala Ramnath, Pandit Brij Narayan, Ustad Irshad Khan, Smt Sisirkana Dhar Chaudhury, Vidushi Purnima Chaudhuri, Smt Jaya Biswas, Smt Kankana Banerjee and many others. Through these performances Subhajyoti has won the hearts of his listeners and his talent has also been acknowledgement by maestros like Pandit Ravi Shankar and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. Alongwith his music, Subhajyoti has also excelled in academics by obtaining an M.Sc. degree in Applied Mathematics from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. However, he has infused all his academic education for fulfilling his mission of preaching Indian Classical Music.