Visiting & Regular Faculty
One of the best-known Sarod players of the present generation, Pandit Tejendra Narayan Majumdar has long achieved that order of excellence and popular acceptability which ensure one’s place for posterity. Early initiation into music by his grandfather, the Late Bibhuti Ranjan Majumdar, and later his father, the Late Ranjan Majumdar, nurtured Tejendra’s considerable talent. Vocal and rhythm training under the Late Pandit Amaresh Chowdhury and Sri Anil Palit further ensured a holistic musical development. Tejendra was then accepted by the Late Ustad Bahadur Khan as his disciple.Tejendra MajumdarEighteen years of intensive study under him matured his talent into true genius. Recognition of it came by in 1981, when he stood first in the All India Radio Music Competition and was awarded the President’s gold medal and the Pandit D.V.Paluskar award. After the untimely demise of his guru, he studied under the Late Sri Ajay Sinha Roy and later under one of the legends of Indian Music–the world-renowned Ustad Ali Akbar Khan–from whom Tejendra is fortunate enough to receive his training today. One of the best equipped musicians to carry on the Senia Maihar mantle, Tejendra combines the intellectual density and technical virtuosity of his gharana with an extraordinary tone, touch and an ambient melody which transcends any qualification. Above all, he has in abundant measure that indescribable ability to take the listeners along with him–the rare quality that is the hallmark of genius. He is also a Top Grade artist of AIR and Doordarshan.Pandit Tejendra Narayan Majumdar’s brilliance and popularity as a classical artiste has not dimmed his interest in composing, arranging and experimenting in other areas of music. From composing the background score of meaningful films to musical ballets, Tejendra is always ready to take on any musical challenge.