Renowned Indian Singer
Born in July 1970, Kumar
Mukherjee began his initial training in music by learning the tabla from
Pt. Shankar Ghosh. Thereafter he trained in vocal music from Smt.
Sanjukta Ghosh. Ustad Munawar Ali Khan Sahib, son of Ustad Bade Ghulam
Khan Sahib took Kumar as his disciple and through him Kumar imbibed the
traits of Kasur- Patiala Gharana. After the unprecedented death
of his guru, Kumar resumed his training under Ustad Raza Ali Khan.
Kumar has won accolades for performing in music conferences along with
his guru and for his solo concerts.
Recently, Kumar performed in Karachi and Lahore (Pakistan) as part of a
delegation from Pakistan – PIPFPD. Lahore the hometown of his Ustad,
welcomed his music with open arms. Sufi Kalam, also plays a vital role
in Kumar’s repertoire. His performances of this particular genre,
alongwith his troupe has been praised.
Kumar Mukherjee has a full throated voice, with a range spanning three actaves and
can modulate his voice according to the genre he is presenting. Clear
diction, full throated “aakars”, fast “sargam” and “taan” and ability to
do “Layakari” are the highlights of his style of rendition.
Apart from Khayal, he
also sings the “Thumri” and “Dadra” with an emotive
appeal which is much akin to the style of his mentor. Lighter
genres like Ghazals, Bhajan and Geet are also his forte. Since
he hails from Kasur-Patiala Gharana, certain facets of
Punjabi music are also present in his repertoire. His renditions
are power-packed with passionate overtunes which add colour and
zeal to his style. Kumar also teaches students at his own residence.
Performances & Awards His
performances at Dhaka were well received. He has also toured Singapore
where his performances organized by SIFAS (Singapore Indian Fine
Arts Society) and M.R. Sahani created quite a few ripples. Kumar’s
second tour of Singapore was organized by Bangladesh Art and Cultural
An MA in English from Jadavpur University,
Kumar believes in experimentation and does some composing as well. Tradition
and contemporary are the guiding forces behind Kumar which helps him keep
alive a legacy that has travelled thousands of years in time and space.
Kumar’s performance at the ‘Millenium Park’ Kolkata comprising of
Carnatic, Hindustani and other folk genres has won a lot of critical
acclaim. This concept was a part of the clean Ganga compaign spearheaded
by INTACH and Sankat Mochan Foundation.
As an accompanist he performed at the Tansen
Samaroh (Gwalior), Sabrang Utsav (New Delhi), Dover Lane Music Conference
(Kolkata), Sadarang Music Conference (Kolkata) etc.
Since 1996 Kumar started
performing solo and his debut with Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma was widely praised.
at the Calcutta Club lawn with Ustad Aashish Khan and Ustad Zakir
Hussain was well received. Thereafter he has successfully exhibited
his prowess at a number of programmes, namely, Dover Lane Music
Conference (Kolkata), Tarun Kalakar Samaroh (Jaipur), Sangeet Bhavan
(Shantiniketan), Humayun Kabir Institute (Kolkata),
Club (Kolkata), Bharat Sevashram Sangha (Burdwan), Sutanuti Parishad
(Kolkata), Salt Lake Music Conference (Kolkata), Anirban Foundation
(Kolkata), Banaras Hindu University Reunion (Kolkata), Karamatullah
Khan Music Circle (Kolkata), Jadavpur University (Kolkata), Jhankar
Music Circle (Kolkata), Central Glass and Ceramic Institute (Kolkata),
Rabindra Bharati University (Kolkata), Sangeet Sabha (Agartala),
In Aid of Kargil Martyr (Bokaro),
Sangitanjali (Giridih), Rotary Club Metropolitan and M.R. Shahani
Presentation (Kolkata), Guru Purnima Festival (Patna). Apart from
these he has sung in myriad festivals and concerts both within
and outside Kolkata.
Albums Saregama (Gramophone Company of India) has
released his only album titled RISING STAR. He has revealed
various facets of The Kasur-Patiala gayaki in his debut album.
Kumar’s performances reveal the distinctive feature of the school
of music he follows.
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