Calcutta, July 22, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) "Surbahar" was
founded by the guitar Legend - BATUK NANDY in the year 1964. Surbahar
till date happens to be one of the premiere organizations in teaching
Music in it's true form.
After Batuk Nandy's demise in 2001, his son - the leading Music
Composer and Vocalist Nilanjann Nandy (aka Aroop Ratan) took over the
mantle of the Principal and trains many students under his tutelage in
Vocal Music (Rabindra-Sangeet, Light Classical, Ghazal, Adhunik, Shyama
Sangeet, Puratoni) and the Guitar.
In the past, performers like Debabrata Biswas, Chinmoy Chattopadhyay,
Asoketaru Bandopadhyay, Sagar Sen, Suchitra Mitra, Sumitra Sen, Kanika
Bandopadhyay, Arghya Sen, Purba Dam, Shyamal Mitra, Manabendra
Mukhopadhyay, Hemanta Mukhopadhyay, Pintu Bhattacharyya, Tanmoy
Chattopadhyay, Swapan Gupta etc. cretaed magic on stage in musical
evenings organised by Batuk Nandy's SURBAHAR.