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Tarun Bhattacharya unveils his album Janasammohini

Tarun Bhattacharya unveils his album Janasammohini

Kolkata, May 11 (UNI) Acclaimed santoor maestro Tarun Bhattacharya has unveiled his latest audio album Janasammohini with child prodigy Karthik Iyer on Mridangam.

Karthik is a disciple of Ramesh Srinivasan and is based in USA.

Raga Music has brought out the album now available on the digital platforms.

Talking about the raga, Sangeet Natak Academy Award winner Pdt Bhattacharya said, “This was originally called Siva Kalyan but later the raga went out of circulation, having heard Karnataka Janasammohini, my Guruji Bharat Ratna Ravi Shankar ji brought it back with the Karnataka name.”

“ All notes except one in the raga is Shuddha and the raga symbolises pangs of separation, nostalgia, implicit faith in God are the moods of Janasammohini. In his 100th year, this is a humble tribute from me as his disciple,” he added.

Pdt Bhattacharya said, “I have my santoor ashram in the US and I take online sessions from my studio in Kolkata. The classes are on in full swing. Apart from my students across India taking online video classes, I have never spent so much quality time interacting on social media and giving my opinion on matters.

“ I am also watching television news more to stay updated,” he added.


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