Bishnupur Gharana - THE ONLY GHARANA OF BENGAL

Achariya Ramshankar Bhattachariya composed Bangla Khayal to popularize Kheyal

Khetryamohan Goswami, invented the concept of Dandamatrik Swara-lipi as well as did the Indian Orchestration for the drama Ratnaboli in Belgachia Natyasala in 1858 and also wrote book on “Aikyatan Saralipi” in 1868.

First generation theory book of music “Sangeet Saar” was written by Kshetramohan Goswami.

Ramprasanna Bandyopadhyay was the foremost Surbahar and Sitar artist of India till 1928 (Vide: Sarojini Naidu's memoirs, Pramoth Nath Chowdhuri’s writings.)

Gramophone concert published first disc of Khayal (male voice) in 1902 by Lal Chand Boral(First Male Singer) .

Third disc of Sitar by Gopeswar Bandyopadhyay.

Ganendra Prasad Goswami and Satyakinkar Bandyopadhyay popularized Bangla Khayal.

When Prince of Wales came to India in 1921, Six Ustads of India were invited to perform 6 raags of 6 seasons where three of them were from Bishnupur Gharana.

Surendranath Bandyopadhyay received Padmasree award from Govt. of India.

The recognition came for singing Bangla Khayal by All India Radio in 1978.

The first radio programme started in the name of "Broadcasting Corporation" and for the first time Indian classical performance was broadcasted wherein Acharya Satyakinkar Bandyopadhyayay was the first performer.

Sangeetacharya Amiya Ranjan Bondyopadhyay became the first Ph.D. in Aesthetics of Music in India.

Santanu Bandyopadyay has introduced the concept of Vocal Science in India. He has done considerable amount of research work to solve the mystery behind “Taan”.

Santanu Bandyopadhayay stood first in Khayal in “All India Radio Music Competition” in1984 as the second bengali male artist.

Bishnupur Gharana has been responsible for releasing more than 200 musical discs.

Near about 50 books have been published from our Gharana.

Currently 8th generation disciples are taking lessons under the tutelage of Sangeetacharya Amiya Ranjan Bondyopadhyay and Santanu Bandyopadyay.


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