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Bio : Saptarshi Bhowmick, who hails from a highly aristocratic and cultured family of Bengal was born with rare gift and undisputed talent on the 29th of June, 1995 in Kolkata. From a tender age of five years he had been under regular training of Indian classical vocal music. Displaying a wide range of imagination with utmost subtlety, Saptarshi excelled in melodic variations and complicated rhythmic patterns within a very short time and gave his debut at the age of seven years. Without drifting away from the traditional manner, he developed a unique style of his own dialect and won the heart of the audience with his immaculate musicality. Performing in various music concerts and music programmes in television channels, he got highly admired for his soulful nature of vocal rendition by several listeners. Being inspired and attracted by the mellifluent tone of the sitar, Saptarshi Bhowmick started learning this instrument at the age of fifteen under the guidance of Bidushi Kalyani Roy, a highly reputed artist of the Etawah-Imdadkhani Gharana. Thereafter, he continued his learning under the guidance of Pt. Kushal Das and Shubho Chakraborty of the Senia-Maihar Gharana, imbibing the essence of the Maihar style of sitar playing. Through his unflinching devotion, he went on receiving advanced lessons on sitar with pursuing his Biotechnology Engineering course alongside. Through his scintillating musical rendition in various music concerts, television channels and radio programmes in the Bengal state of India, Saptarshi Bhowmick has delighted countless audience. He has also taken part in the World Culture Festival, 2016 in New Delhi, in presence of renowned dignitaries from 155 nations of the world. His achievement as a musician is not restricted to demonstrations only. From childhood, he has developed scholarly habits and aptitude for research work. He has carried on with his special studies on the history of ancient world music. Presently, he is not only a musician but also a music director himself, giving music direction for some upcoming Bengali feature films, telefilms and TV serials. Moreover, his articles based on the international music are published regularly in various newspapers of India.
Today, Saptarshi Bhowmick is a very promising torch bearer of Indian classical music.