Indrajit Banerjee

Indrajit Banerjee

Sitarist Indrajit Banerjee is one of the leading exponents of the Maihar Gharana. He has a special touch on Sitar combined with technical virtuosity, sensitivity, and lyricism. He is an A grade artist of All India Radio and National Television, and a Panel Artist for Indian Council Of Cultural Relations. He has performed extensively throughout the world, and collaborated with great musicians and filmmakers from many genres, including Sting, Fareed Haque, Atash, Victor Wooten, Craig Pruess, and many others.
Indrajit's family includes multiple illustrious musicians, such as Pandit Kartick Kumar, Pandit Barun Kumar Pal, Niladri Kumar, Partho Das, and Aparna Roy. Indrajit's sitarist mother, Manju Banerjee, was his first inspiration. She was a disciple of Nikhil Banerjee, and afterwards, Santosh Banerjee. Indrajit trained under his maternal grandfather, Bankim Kumar Pal, a disciple of Inayat Khan, and Birendra Kishore Roy Chowdhuri, Pandit Manilal Nag of Bishnupur Gharana. He then took intensive training from his uncle, Pandit Kartick Kumar, a senior disciple of Pandit Ravi Shankar. All of this training developed a strong foundation for Indrajit’s music, and creative individuality.

Genre: World
Subgenre: Acoustic
From: Austin, TX