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ARUN KUMAR SHAHA (SITARIST)

"RANJITALAYA"
P-30, Dalimtala Lane Extn.
(C.I.T.) Kolkata 700 006
West Bengal, INDIA.
Contact : + 91 33 2555 9199 (Resi), 9231503427 (Mobile).
Email: shaha@sitaristarun.com

 

Date of Birth   :   14th May.
Guru (Teacher)   :   Pdt. Manilal Nag
Qualification   :   B.Sc. , LLB
Doordarshan(Television) Prog. Since   :   1975
 
Awards   1976  

All India Ostad Bhagwan SITARY Memorial Music Competition - special prize award.

 

    1981  

Indo - Am Award, Best sitarist of 1981 presented by Indo - American Society.

 

    1985  

DISHARI Award. Best sitarist of 1985, presented by West Bengal Journalist Association.

 

    1988  

West Bengal Govt. Music Appreciation Course Award. Presented by West Bengal Sangeet Academy Information and Culture - Govt. of West Bengal.

 

 
Concerts   1983  

Tour concerts in London - one month tour. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Hindu Cultural Society Swami Narayan Temple; BBC of London and other many organizations - 10 Concerts.

 

    1984  

Germany-two and half month tour-Martin Luther Church and some Musical Organizations.

London :
BBC of London.
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and many organizations. 15 Concerts (Germany and London).

       

 

    1985  

Germany :
46 Nos of Concerts-three and half month tour of cities and towns in Germany. Played at Stadt Radio, Manheim Television, one day guest of honour in Bremen city; represented India on 26th January 1985 in Bonn city organized by Deutsch - Indische Gesellschaft. e.v. Bonn - koln - played in Bonn Centre - Universities, and Musical Organizations.

 

    1986  

Two months tour in Germany (Nov. and Dec'86). Played at Universities and musical organizations: 22 Concerts for two months.

 

    1992  

In 1992 Kolkata Television took his interview cum SITAR Recital in their caption "Chena Mukh Achena Manush".

 

    1999  

In 1999, Arun was invited to Germany by the Indian Cultural Centre, Berlin for a 45 days tour. He played sitar concerts in Indian Cultural Centre, Berlin, Iskon, Unesses, Art Centre and he played Nature with Music in Ritze Village and many other sitar Concerts in Germany.

Started playing Sitar at the age of 10.
Played at school, college and university and many organizations in India.

 

    2009  

A Prominent Television Channel "R-plus" took his interview cum sitar recital in the programme "Antaranga"

 

    2010  

A leading nationl Tv channel "ETV Bangla" He participited in a very controversial debate on bengali culture.

In 2010 Arun has been appointed a member of the LOK ADALAT Bench in the “LOK ADALAT” by the State Legal & District Legal services Authority West Bengal.

    2017  

CD "Raag Anuraag" with various raagas published.

   

2018

 

Sitar recital at Scottish Church college former student association on the occasion of annual bijaya dashami sammelan.

Sitar recital at Toronto during Durga Puja Festival and Deepavali organised by Prabashi Bengali Cultural Association.

Performed during this period at various other programs organised by various communities at Canada.

Interviews and performance at Amantran TV Toronto.

    2019  

As a student of the 1969 batch of Scottish Church Collegiate School, sitar recital at Mohit Mancha, Kolkata, on 24.08.2019, on the occasion of 50 years Golden Jubilee celebration of the 1969 batch of the School. Widely appreciated by the huge audience present.

 
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