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Pt. Ronu Majumdar

Pt. Ronu Majumdar is an Indian flautist in the Hindustani classical music tradition. He won the first prize at the All India Radio competition and the President’s Gold Medal in 1981.

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He has been associated with Pandit Ravi Shankar on albums like “Passages and Chants of India”. He has more than 30 audio releases to his credit. He won the prestigious Aditya Vikram Birla Award in 1999 for his dedication to music. Sahara India Pariwar felicitated him with a lifetime achievement award on the occasion of Jyoti Diwas 2001. In 2014 he won the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi award.

Today, Ronu Majumdar is one of the most popular musicians on this instrument and is especially popular with the younger generation for his creative improvisations. Pt Majumdar’s music is rooted in the Maihar Gharana. He conducts concerts all over India in different music festivals. Besides, he also participated in the Festival of India in Moscow and Asiad ’82 in New Delhi. He has toured extensively in Europe, the United States, Canada, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East.

Majumdar is also known for a number of collaborations and jugalbandis with other leading instrumentalists. An innovative composer, he has also composed several pieces in a fusion of Hindustani classical with other forms of music, particularly Western classical music, including the projects Carrying Hope (Music Today), A Traveller’s TaleSong of Nature (Magnasound), Kal Akela Kahan (Plus Music).