Hitting the tabla with his impeccable skills, bagging innumerable accolades like Grammy and enthralling everyone with his inspiring journey - The story of Taal Aficionado ‘Bickram Ghosh’

Bickram Ghosh
Hitting the tabla with his impeccable skills, bagging innumerable accolades like Grammy and enthralling everyone with his inspiring journey - The story of Taal Aficionado ‘Bickram Ghosh’

When one goes down the memory lane, music in olden times was all about the Indian Classical genre. Harmonium, Sitar, Flute or the Tabla, these classical instruments and their popularity among the masses have never lost their charm. The melodious sound waves from the Indian Classical Music have been appreciated worldwide. Not only our young generation is exploring this old traditional form of music, but also youth from all over the world are getting fervent about it.

Oscar nominated percussionist and tabla exponent Bickram Ghosh is a maestro as well as a pioneer of the Indian Classical and Fusion Music. Born to the illustrious tabla legend Pandit Shankar Ghosh and well-known vocalist Sanjukta Ghosh, recently he has achieved another milestone in his career by recreating Vande Mataram with Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shankar Mahadevan and other sensations from the Indian Music Industry in the year 2012. He has won laurels like Grammy for his album ‘Full Circle’ with Pandit Ravi Shankar and was nominated for George Harrisons ‘Brainwashed’. As a composer in collaboration with Sonu Nigam, his first movie ‘Jal’ made headlines as it received Oscar contention for best score. This eminent musician has more than 100 albums to acclaim and 21 feature films. He has donned several hats in his career. Soon he will be seen as an actor in the upcoming movie ‘The Band of Maharajas’. This is just few of his many facets, the list of this tabla virtuoso is never ending indeed.

Bickram Ghosh at a Glance

Known AsBickram Ghosh
Born on20th October 1966
Father’s NameShankar Ghosh
Mother’s NameSanjukta Ghosh
Belongs to Kolkata, West Bengal
Proudly says ‘imd1’ for Music - Tabla
  • Has played on 4 Grammy-nominated albums and one Grammy winning album, has no less than an Oscar contention
  • The only Tabla maestro to perform for the finale of the Commonwealth Games – 2010
  • Recreated the Indian National song “Vande Mataram” with 22 other Indian musicians - India"s Greatest Musical – 2012
  • Awarded with the prestigious Banga Bhushan award (2nd highest Civilian State Award in West Bengal) – 2012
  • Awarded with the Sangeet Maha Samman (The highest musical recognition in West Bengal) – 2015
  • Song ‘Jal De’ from the film ‘Jal’ composed by Bickram Gosh in collaboration with Sonu Nigam was nominated in Oscars under the Best Original Score Category – 2015
  • Nominated for 4 albums at the Grammy & won Grammy for album ‘Full circle’ along with Pandit Ravi Shankar
  • Played on George Harrisons album ‘Brainwashed’ title track which received Grammy nominations

Know me Beyond Tabla

Favorite PersonalitiesPandit Shankar Ghosh, Pandit Samta Prasad Ji, Pandit Kishan Maharaj Ji, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Pandit Kumar Bose, Pandit Anindo Chatterjee
I draw inspirations fromPandit Ravi Shankar, R D. Burman, Madan Mohan, Vangelis (Hollywood), Santeria
Food I Love Good food from all around the world, especially Japanese food
Food I Hate Bad food in any cuisine
Had I not been a Tabla Player then… I would have been English Professor
Like Vacations atEurope, England and mainly historic places. I visit Thailand every year
Favorite Pass timeReading Books and Watching movies
Favorite Dialogue‘It isn’t over until it’s over’ From Rocky (Hollywood)
Favorite Movies / SeriesLegends of the Fall, Inception, Kill Bill, Sholay, Don, Gangs of Wasseypur
Favorite Actor / ActressAmitabh Bachchan & Aamir Khan (Bollywood), Uttam Kumar (Bangla), Tom Hanks & Brad Pitt (Hollywood)