THE JOURNEY

"The nature of Indian music is such, that one has to procure and absorb it over time to evolve as a musician, so that the individuality comes out through the music. Only a good Guru can help in achieving this."

Young Anupama

Anupama's journey began in Bhilai, with the ambient refrains of her grandmother's veena, her father's violin, and the sitar melodies of her uncle and aunt.  At the age of five, she started learning the violin and vocal in the Hindustani tradition.

Anupama practicing with guruji

At nine, she began her sitar training with Shri R. N. Verma, who recognized her musical prowess. The fact that the legendary polymath and Renaissance man, Acharya Bimalendu Mukherjee was resident in Bhilai, pre-destined her musical sojourn for great accomplishments.

Indeed, four years later, she commenced her inspirational musical tutelage with Shri Bimalendu.  

Over two decades of a rigorous taalim in the Guru-Shishya Parampara, she imbibed the intricacies of the Imdadkhani Gharana, which is justly renowned for its fluency and grace.

Anupama at Kal-E-Kalakar
Anupama sitar performance
Anupama at music competiton 1994

During this time, Anupama has established herself as a leading sitarist - true to her name - with a string of performances in prestigious music festivals. Her creative compositions have won the hearts of many a connoisseur, combining technical mastery with evocative lyrical cadences. She elicits the accolades of the cognoscenti, while sharing the musical treasures as a sought-after teacher.

Anupama - leading sitarist