Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta, sarod maestro and Padma Bhushan awardee, passes away aged 84

Kolkata: Sarod maestro Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta died of cardiac arrest at his residence in south Kolkata on Monday (15 January). He was 84.

Pt Buddhadev Dashupta in one of his concerts. Facebook

Pt Buddhadev Dasgupta in one of his concerts. Facebook/ Arohee School of Music, Nababganj

The Padma Bhushan awardee had been suffering from respiratory problems for the past few days, a family member said. He is survived by wife and two sons.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said his death has created a void in the field of classical music.

"My heartfelt condolences to his family and disciples," she said in a tweet.

The musician, born in 1933 at his maternal home in Bhagalpur, Bihar, learnt sarod under the tutelage of Pt Radhikamohan Moitra. His father, Prafulla Mohan Dasgupta, was a district magistrate and a music aficionado.

He was conferred Sangeet Mahasamman and Bangabibhusan in 2015.

Dasgupta's body is kept at the Peace Haven morgue for people to pay their last respects. He will be cremated on Wednesday (17 January) after his younger son returns from the US, one of his close disciples said.


Updated Date: Jan 16, 2018 18:27 PM

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