Pt. Pranab Kumar Naha was one of the notable disciple of Late Pt. Radhika Mohan Maitra. He started his training under Pt. Maitra in 1960 and continued his talim under him till the demise of the maestro in October 1981.
He was appointed as an Instrumental music teacher for the Indian Cultural Centre at Georgetown, Guyana, South America by Indian Council for Cultural Relations, New Delhi, for the period 1982 – 1985.
He served the Centre for the above said period with high efficiency.
Post his return he concentrated in training the young students till date and remain as the chief training arm of his eldest Gurubhai Padmabhusan Pt. Buddhadeb Dasgupta.
Joydeep started his training under him from 1986 and continues to be under his tutelage till date.
Pt. Debashish Sarkar
Joydeep has been under his tutelage since 2011 and has been taking lessons of tabla, lay kari & talim to enrich his repertoire of music knowledge & performance.
Pt. Debasish Sarkar has emerged as one of the finest tabla virtuosi of the world.
He started learning tabla at the age of five in 1968 under Late Pt. Kanai Dutta, and after his death in 1977 he became a disciple of Padma Bhushan Pt. Jnan Prakash Ghosh. For twenty years, Debasish imbibed from Jnan Babu, the intricacies of all six tabla gharanas (or pedagogical streams), and also some of Mr. Ghosh’s own compositions. Debasish’s repertoire draws mainly from the Farrukhabad, Punjab and Lucknow Gharanas.In 1980 he won the President’s Gold Medal for the All India Radio Music Competition. Since 1981, he is performing regularly with stalwarts of music like Pt. Buddhadeb Dasgupta and his senior most disciples, Pt. Ravi Shankar, Us Nissar Hussain Khan, Munnawar Ali Khan, Pt. Ajoy Chakraborty, Pt. Manas Chakraborty, Us Rashid Khan, Pt V G Jog, Us Imrat Khan and many others in concert stages as well as in recordings in India & abroad.
A much respected soloist, Mr. Sarkar has given solo tabla recitals across India, and has also recorded his performances for commercial records which will be released in the near future in the United States of America. He has also been a part of the “Jnan Prakash Ghosh rhythm ensemble” for a number of performances. Debasish’s participation in leading Indian music conferences such as Dover Lane (Calcutta), Tansen (Gwalior), Gandharva Mahavidyalaya (Delhi), Akashvani Sangeet Sammelan (Nationwide) and Gharana Sammelan have left a lasting impact on the audiences.