Budhaditya Mukherjee


Birthday: 1955

Buddhaditya Mohanty is an Indian classical singer. He is a well known renowned singer and has a great knowledge of the field. He is known for playing sitar and is the surbahar member of the Imdadkhani Gharana. He learned the great art from his father Shri Bimalendu Mukherjee from the age of a year and started gaining a name for himself at a young age. In 1970, he obtained two national-level music contests, and soon after was well known praised in shining terms first by filmmaker Satyajit Ray and then South Indian veena famous Balachander, who declared him the sitar artist of the century.

In 1975, Buddhaditya became a standard An artist with All India Radio. He received a lot of appreciation was raised to top grade in 1986. Since then, he has grown an established sitarist, known for speed, virtuosity, and precision. He has not just earned a name in India but has even made our name internationally. He represented India in the 30th International Musical Congress of the Jenness Musicales, Yugoslavia, Zagreb, in the year 1979. He had also been to the 38th Prague International Spring Festival of Music and Arts, in the year 1983.

Mukherjee has toured the world greatly, giving performances and shows in more than over 25 countries, and from the time frame of 1983 to 1995, respectively. These included the Festival of India in Paris, 37th Bath International Festival of the Arts, and much more. He used even teach from time to time at the Istituto Intercultural di Studi Musicali Comparative in Venice and also beside Tabla performer Sankha Chatterjee and the Rotterdam Academy. He has also recorded extensively, and at the age of 47, his discography crossed specifically 47 CDs, LPs, and cassettes.

In 1995, he began recording on the Surbahar also known as the bass sitar, head as a two-part set of the Brilliance of Sound for Beethoven Records in Kolkata which ragas from the Yaman and Marwa. He gave the Raga Komal Re Asavari for RPG on Tribute to My Guru, My Father. In 2003, he was the first Indian classical artist to have a heightened CD distributed: Thumriyan (RCD-2224), on the Bengali name Rhyme Records in Kansas, including ragas Piloo and Bhairavi. His son, Bijoyaditya, was born in 1984 and like his father even he has a passion for classical music.

He also started training with Budhaditya and Bimalendu from the age of five. Budhaditya Mukherjee has earned a lot in the industry and even holds a doctorate in the metallurgical engineering.


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