Anindo Chatterjee Biography (Wikipedia)
Anindo Chatterjee is an Indian tabla player from Farukhabad gharana.He was born in a musical family. His uncle Pt. Debiprasad Chatterjee is an eminent sitar player of this country. His younger sister Smt. Keka Mukherjee is a leading sitar player of AIR and also well known for her solo performance. He is a disciple of Pt. Jnan Prakash Ghosh. Gifted with an ability to summon crystal-clear melodies from his drums, Anindo Chatterjee evolved into one of the world's greatest tabla players. The director of the Farrukhabad Gharana of Tabla, founded by Haji Vilayat Khan Saheb, Chatterjee continues to give new voice to his instrument. In addition to solo performances and recordings, Chatterjee worked with sitar players Nikhil Banerjee, Imrat Khan, Budhaditya Mukherjee, and Rais Khan, Pandit Ravi Shankar, Shahid Parvez, Pt.Manilal Nag, sarod players Buddhadev Das Gupta and Ali Akbar Khan,Ustad Amjad Ali Khan,Tejendra Narayan Majumder, flutist Hariprasad Chaurasia; santoor player Pandit Shivkumar Sharma; and vocalists Pandit Mallikarjun Mansur and Gangubai Hangal. Inspired by his uncle, Pandit Biswanath Chatterjee, Chatterjee began playing tabla at the age of five. Studying briefly with Ustad Afaq Hussain Khan of the Lucknow Gharana, he advanced to Pandit Jnan Prakash Ghosh, with whom he studied for three decades. The recipient of the prestigious President's Award in 1970, Chatterjee became the first tabla player to perform in the House of Commons 20 years later. He performed at Rashtrapati Bhavan when U.S. President Barack Obama visited India in November 2010. Chatterjee received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for 2002.