Anindo Chatterjee is an Indian Tabla player who belongs to the Farrukhabad Gharana (one of the six playing styles of Tabla). Indian Classical Music Anindo Chatterjee is the desciple of Pandit Jnan Prakash Ghosh.
Pandit Anindo Chatterjee was born on Sunday, 30 May 1954 (age 69 years; as of 2023) in Kashmipur, Village Duttapukur, District North 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India. His zodiac sign is Gemini. He completed his primary education at Kashimpur Primary School and later went to Kashimpur High School for higher studies. Anindo Chatterjee is settled in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Hair Colour: Natural Black
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information about Pandit Anindo Chatterjee’s parents and siblings.
Wife & Children
Anindo Chatterjee got married to Alpana Chatterjee on 15 July 1980.
The couple was blessed with a son, Anubrata Chatterjee, on 1 June 1985. Anubrata Chatterjee is a Tabla player and is carrying forward his father’s legacy.
Pandit Anindo Chatterjee started his stage performances while accompanying famous musicians on their respective tours across the country and internationally. He has performed at various concerts like the Festival of Tabla Festival of Tabla, Shastriya Sangeet Sammelan, 17th Annual Asian Music Series, Darbar Festival Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust, and the Tansen Mahotsav.
In 1982, Pandit Anindo Chatterjee released his collaboration album with Pandit Nikhil Ranjan Banerjee named ‘Raga, Baul Melody & Tabla Solo.’
In 1997, Pandit Anindo Chatterjee released his solo album ‘Mesmeric Sound of Tabla.’ The album had two tracks named Tintal and Jyoti Taal.
In 1998, Pandit Anindo Chatterjee released a cassette album ‘Drums of India,’ which consisted of tunes of folk tabla. The album had three tracks named Ektaal, Dhamar, and Nasrukh.
In 2013, Pandit Anindo Chatterjee was featured in the album of the world’s leading young sitarist Josh Feinberg titled ‘A Fallen Blossom in the Thorns;’ the album had 5 tracks in which Chatterjee played Tabla.
Pandit Anindo Chatterjee Refuses the Padma Shri
I would have happily accepted it if it was given to me 10 years back.”
The legendary Indian singer Late Geetashree Sandhya Mukherjee was the first person of Bengali lineage to deny the Padma Shri, followed by Pandit Anindo Chatterjee.
Awards, Honours, Achievements
- In 1970, Pandit Anindo Chatterjee received the President’s Award.
- In 2002, Pandit Anindo Chatterjee received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in the category of performing arts (Tabla).
- Pandit Anindo Chatterjee was honoured at the 25th Chakradhar Samaroha, held in Raigarh, Chattisgarh.
- In 2015, Pandit Anindo Chatterjee was honoured at the Surashree Kesarbai Kerkar Sangeet Samaroha.
- On July 25 2022, Pandit Anindo Chatterjee received the Banga Bibhushan Award from Mamata Banerjee. The Times of India
- In 2006, Pandit Anindo Chatterjee was honoured at the Bengal Classical Music Festival. Bengal Classical Music Festival
- Food: Fish curry with rice
- Musician(s): Ahmed Jan Khan Thirakwa and Pandit Jnan Prakash Ghosh
- Travel Destination: Dubai
- Pandit Anindo Chatterjee has played Tabla for many famous celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Asha Bhosle, and Zakir Hussain.
- Pandit Anindo Chatterjee started playing tabla at the age of 2.
- Pandit Anindo Chatterjee is a very close friends with the Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain.
- Pandit Anindo Chatterjee took training from Ustad Afaq Hussain Khan (Table maestro of Lucknow Gharana) for 3 years. Apart from learning Tabla playing of Farrukhabad Gharana, Anindo Chatterjee is well acquainted with Lucknow Gharana as well.
- Pandit Anindo Chatterjee won the All India Children’s Music Competition in 1970, where his mentor, Pandit Jnan Prakash Ghosh, was the judge.
- Pandit Anindo Chatterjee was a student of Pandit Jnan Prakash Ghosh for three decades until the latter’s passing in 1997.
- Pandit Anindo Chatterjee’s first ever stage performance was at the age of 10 at the Satrang Music Conference held in New Delhi.
- Pandit Anindo Chatterjee entered the music industry under the influence of his uncles Pandit Debi Prasad Chatterjee, Pandit Biswanath Chatterjee, and Pandit Aparesh Chatterjee.
- Pandit Anindo Chatterjee started performing live in concerts and tours of the famous Sitar player Pandit Nikhil Ranjan Banerjee.
- Pandit Anindo Chatterjee has performed with famous musicians like George Harrison (English Musician), Ustad Ali Akbar Khan (Sarod Maestro), Ustad Amjad Ali Khan (Sarod maestro), Zakir Hussain (Tabla maestro), Ustad Ghulam Ali (Indian Classical Ghazal singer), Pandit Shivkumar Sharma (Santoor maestro), Hariharan (Indian playback singer), and Shankar Mahadevan (Indian singer and composer).
- Pandit Anindo Chatterjee became All India Radio’s youngest performing artist at the age of 5.
- Pandit Anindo Chatterjee became the youngest member to perform at The House of Commons in 1989.
- In 2010, Pandit Anindo Chatterjee performed at a concert hosted for the then US President, Barack Obama at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi during the latter’s visit to the country. The Times of India
- Pandit Anindo Chatterjee owns his own music school named Pandit Anindo Chatterjee Music School in Kolkata.
- Pandit Anindo Chatterjee is associated with ‘MATRA- Music Academy For Tabla Research By Anindo Chatterjee,’ an online Tabla teaching workshop. Viewcy
- Pandit Anindo Chatterjee organizes independent Tabla workshops in different countries like India, the United States of America, Japan, and Canada.