Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Buddhadev Das Gupta (1 February 1933 - 15 January 2018) just passed away - In his memory a cassette released in India in 1991

The great Sarod player Buddhadev Das Gupta passed away yesterday. May he rest in peace. He was a very prominent heir to the great tradition of his guru Radhika Mohan Maitra and a true representative of the Senia Shahjahanpur Gharana. He was also an excellent teacher and left behind many outstanding disciples on both the Sarod and the Sitar. I saw him in the 1990s and the early 2000s quite a couple of times in concert. Always very impressive.
There are many CDs available by him. Quite a number of them can be obtained from info@raga-maqam-dastgah.com.

About the artist see:


Troubled Water said...

Koti Koti Namashkaar, may his soul rest in peace. Such a great loss.

Anonymous said...

An electrical engineer by training and a graduate of century old Bengal Engineering College, Calcutta, Buddhadev Dasgupta held high ranks in a premier utility company of that city for a long time and yet managed to attain very high standards in playing of the sarod through sheer dedication.
His passing has brought the pre-digital era of the great masters to near extinction. A great loss indeed. RIP.

rev.b said...

Sad to learn of the passing of this great artist, also greatful for the many hours of beauty he treated us to.