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"Dhrupad is truly the complete system of sound rhythm and poetry. The more you delve into it, the more and more you start to realise the infinite vastness of form and unfathomable depth of feelings for experiencing perennial joy"...
Pandit Ritwik Sanyal
Spanning the profound and ancient musical tradition of India, Pandit Ritwik Sanyal has devoted his entire life to Dhrupad (ध्रुपद).
He is acclaimed as a singer whose performances transcend perceptions of time and space seeking union with the intangible essence of divinity, an experience he generously shares with his audiences.
Pandit Ritwik Sanyal is an accomplished Dhrupad maestro and experienced/senior exponent of the Ḍāgar Bānī (डागर बानी ) tradition today. Over 45 years, as singer, composer, scholar, teacher, philosopher and writer - his contribution to India’s classical music culture and Dhrupad revival has been enormous.
He was awarded the Kendriya Sangeet Natak Akademi Puruskar in 2013. He has performed Dhrupad all over India and in more than 50 countries in the world. He shares his wisdom from grass root level to acclaimed platforms.
His extraordinary comprehensive knowledge and practice reflects in his teaching, his music research, and his personal philosophy. He is living evidence of the holistic approach of the Dhrupad tradition in North Indian Classical Music.
He constantly benchmarks innovative and significant contributions to the living cultural traditions of Dhrupad and Indian Classical Music