The youngest grandson of Ustad Mozammel Hossain, Swarup Hossain received his initial training in tabla from his father Ustad Rabiul Hossain, a distinguished vocalist, before moving on to train under Pandit Sudhir Kumar Saxena of Ajrara. He is currently a disciple of Pandit Subhankar Banarjee. Swarup studied in Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India, on an ICCR scholarship and was also awarded the Bengal Foundation Scholarship during the same year. He has received high praise from audiences for his many performances in Mumbai, Aurangabad, Ahmedabad and Hariana as both a soloist and an accompanist. Swarup is currently a teacher in the Department of Music at the University of Dhaka.