Jnan Prakash Ghosh

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Birthday
8, 1909
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Feb 18, 1997 (87)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
8, 1909
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Feb 18, 1997 (87)

About

Tabla player of Hindustani classical music who was best known for albums like "Raag Shyam Kalyan" and "Drums of India" Volumes 1 and 2. He composed in the classical, light, modern, orchestral, choral, and percussion styles.

Before Fame

He excelled in soccer, hockey, polo, and billiards as a young man. He was a music producer for All India Radio for 15 years.

Trivia

He was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship in 1974, the highest honor given by India's National Academy of Music, Dance & Drama.

Family Life

His grandfather Dwarkanath Ghose invented the Dwarkin harmonium.

Associated With

He and Tanmoy Bose both became renowned tabla players.