Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty (conceived 25 December 1952) is an Indian Hindustani old style singer, arranger, lyricist and gurudev of the Patiala-Kasur gharana. He is viewed as one of the supposed figures of Indian traditional music. He has likewise overwhelmed for other significant traditional kinds of India particularly — Indore, Delhi, Jaipur, Gwalior, Agra, Kirana, Rampur and even Carnatic music in South India. He was given Padma Bhushan Award, the third most elevated non military personnel grant in India in 2020.
Ajoy Chakrabarty was brought into the world in Kolkata, West Bengal. His dad moved to India from his country, Mymensingh of Bangladeshduring the parcel and brought two children up in Shyamnagar. His more youthful sibling, Sanjay Chakraborty, is a lyricist and writer.
He graduated top of his group in music, both in B.A and M.A. from the Rabindra Bharati University in Kolkata and joined the ITC Sangeet Research Academy in 1978 as its most memorable researcher. Today he is perhaps the most youthful master of this institute.
His dad was his most memorable Guru. He then contemplated with Pannalal Samanta, Kanaidas Baigari and Jnan Prakash Ghosh.
Other than that, he had gained from Latafat Hussain Khan, Nibruttibua Sarnaik, Hirabai Barodekar and in Carnatic styles from M. Balamuralikrishna, that continued to advance his melodic articulation and repertoire. Regardless of having such unadulterated old style “taleem” in the Khyal class, he likewise delivers lighter structures like Thumri, Tappa, Bhajan, Kirtan, Folk, Film/Non-Film and present day melodies, in a few unique dialects.
He has gotten a few lofty honors including the Padma Shri (2011), Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (Delhi, 1999-2000), Kumar Gandharva National Award (1993) and the Best Male Playback Singer Award (Bengali Film “Chhandaneer” 1990) (“For bringing the interesting profundity of feeling, enhanced by his order on the traditional colloquialism”) and National Tansen Samman 2015 – by the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. He has likewise gotten felicitations from both the previous and present Chief Ministers of his own State, West Bengal. In 2012, Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee gave him the Maha Sangeet Samman and the Banga Bibhushan, two of the State’s most noteworthy honors. In 2015 he has gotten Guru Jnan Prakash Ghosh Lifetime Achievement Award.
He additionally was granted privileged citizenship in New Orleans, subsequent to performing with jazz artists at Preservation Hall, the origination of jazz music.
He is a beneficiary of the Padma Shri (2011) and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (Delhi, 1999-2000) and the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer in 1989-in Bengali Film “Chhandaneer” 1989.
He was the primary Indian traditional entertainer to be welcomed by Pakistan and China and by BBC for their Golden Jubilee Celebration of India’s Independence.
He has acted in the absolute most renowned settings all over the planet, for example, Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, New Orleans Jazz Preservation Hall in the US, the Royal Albert lobby and Queen Elizabeth Hall in the UK and Theater de la Ville in France. Moreover, Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty performed at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada in 2018 for the Raag-Mala Music Society of Toronto.
Motivated by the goals of his Guru Jnan Prakash Ghosh, Chakrabarty established Shrutinandan, a school of music.
Chakrabarty is hitched to Chandana Chakraborty. Their little girl, Kaushiki Chakraborty, is additionally a performer of Hindustani traditional music. Their child, Ananjan Chakraborty, is a sound architect.
- National Award – 1989
- Kumar Gandharva Award – 1993
- Sangeet Natak Akademi award – 2000
- Padmashree – 2011
- Banga Bibhushan – 2012
- Alva’s Virasat Award – 2012
- Pandit Omkarnath Thakur Shastriya Sangeet Award – 2014 – 2015
- Padma Bhushan 2020