Pt Jnan Prakash Ghosh
Padmabhushan Pandit Jnan Prakash Ghosh (May 7, 1912 – February 18, 1997) was the voice of
Jnanbabu was a singer, composer, harmonium player and above all a tabla guru, who trained and taught 3 generations of Tabla players and singers and reared maestros in each of these. He was an institution all by himself, the like of which will never be seen.
Some famous tabla students of Jnan Ghosh include :
Nikhil Ghosh, Kanai Dutta, Shyamal Bose, Shankar Ghosh, Anindo Chatterjee, Sanjay Mukherjee, Govinda Bose, Abhijit Banerjee and his son Malhar Ghosh
Famous singers include : Prasun Bannerjee, Smt Meera Bannerjee, A Kannan, and Malvika Kannan, Tanima Thakur , Ajay Chakrabarty, Arun Bhaduri
He expired on
Pandit Manik Paul
Pandit Manik Paul, A senior disciple of Pandit Jnan Prakash Ghosh, was one of the noted Tabla Players of Kolkata. He also received training from Ustad Firoz Khan, Pandit Anath Nath Basu and ustad Keramat Ullah Khan. He was a staff musician in All India Radio, Kolkata and has numerous students who are now established as tabla players. Abhijit received training for more than ten years from Pandit Manik Pal, who eventually took Abhijit to his Guru Pandit Jnan Prakash Ghosh.