Bengal Foundation mourns the passing of Pt Ramakant Gundecha
We mourn the passing of Pandit Ramakant Gundecha. We are fortunate that Gundecha graced us with an unforgettable performance at the Bengal Classical Music Festival in 2014 and will remember him for his contribution to the realm of Indian classical music.
Pandit Ramakant Gundecha was the younger brother of Pandit Umakant Gundecha. Together they were known as the Gundecha Brothers, two of the leading Dagarvani Dhrupad vocalists in the realm of classical music. They were introduced to music by their parents and later trained under the guidance of Zia Fariddudin Dagar and his brother Zia Mohiuddin Dagar.
Pandit Ramakant Gundecha and Pandit Umakant Gundecha performed for the first time in May 1985. The duo went on to receive numerous scholarships and awards. They were jointly awarded with the Padmashree in 2012.
Pandit Ramakant Gundecha passed away on 8 November 2019.