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Bengal's flautist cop enthralls audience at ICCR recital

Bengal's flautist cop enthralls audience at ICCR recital

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 08 Dec 2019, 11:47 am

Kolkata/IBNS: It is not very often that a police officer entertains city’s elite music aficionados. But Indrajit Basu, Additional Superintendent of Police (Zonal) Baruipur Police district, recently enthralled the audience with his flute recital at the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). He was accompanied by Soumen Sarkar on tabla.

Despite his demanding job, officer Basu does his riwaz daily. “I balance my passion for Indian classical music and my profession as government officer,” says flautist Basu.

“I am exploring North Indian Classical Music by regular riwaz of the ragas; performing stage performances - solo and jugalbandis- with instruments like sarode, santoor, sitar, shehnai, violin and sarangi and also with vocals,” he said.

“Truly amazing to see that a police officer of his standing performing as an ace flautist,” said ICCR Director Mr Gautam De., IFS.

“It was a mesmerizing performance by the very talented Mr Basu which held the audience spellbound,” said Mr Subrata Ganguly, Cultural Secretary of Indian National Forum for Art and Culture (INFAC), who felicitated Mr Basu with a decorative conch shell.

Basu had the opportunity to perform in some of the programs where eminent artistes like Ustad Zakir Hussain, Pandit Tejendranarayan Majumder, Pandit Bishwamohan Bhatt, Ustad Rashid Khan and Ustad Shahid Parvez. 

Bengal's flautist cop enthralls audience at ICCR recital

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