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Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta passes away at 84

Bengal Foundation mourns the passing of Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta. We are fortunate that he graced us with a memorable performance at the Bengal Classical Music Festival in 2012; we will remember him for his contributions to music.

Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta was a sarod artist from India, a distinguished exponent of the Senia Gharana. He trained under the guidance of Pandit Radhika Mohan Maitra. Dasgupta was awarded with the Padma Bhushan, Sangeet Natak Academy Award, ITC Sangeet Research Academy Award, Legends of India – Lifetime Achievement Award, and numerous others throughout his career. He also served as a Guru and member of the Experts Committee at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy.

Pandit Dasgupta passed away at his residence in Kolkata on 15 January 2018. He is survived by his wife and two sons.