Pt Subhankar Banerjee
Pt Subhankar Banerjee, a well-known percussionist, died on Thursday at a private hospital in the city after battling COVID-19 for two months. He was 54 years old at the time.Banerjee is survived by his wife, son, and daughter, according to reports.His son, Aarchik, a promising percussionist, posted on Facebook that he was "Lost."Legendary tabla artist Zakir Hussain said on twitter on Wednesday night “I will miss him, the world of tabla will miss him, Indian music will miss him. RIP Shubhankar bhai.”Several classical musicians, including Pt Tejendra Narayan Majumder,
Pt Purbayan Chatterjee, Ustad Rashid Khan, and Pt Bickram Ghosh, are scheduled to attend Banerjee's final journey with COVID-19 protocols from Sangeet Research Academy on Thursday.Banerjee, who had performed jugalbandi with legends such as Pt Ravi Shankar, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt Hariprasad Chaurasia, and Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma, was brought to the hospital on June 20 and had been on oxygen for months.
The West Bengal government awarded him the Sangeet Samman and Sangeet Maha Samman.He had performed at the Dover Lane Music Conference this year, when performances in venues were permitted, and he had also organised a classic concert in honour of his mother.Mukherjee, who was born to singer-composer Kajalrekha, began his training at the age of three under Pt Manik Das of the Benaras Gharana. For the next 25 years, he studied music with Pt Swapan Shiva of the Farukhabad Gharana.
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