Sunilkant Gupta Flute Artist Profile
Sunilkant Gupta
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Sunilkant Gupta Flute Artist Profile

Sunil received his initial training under the watchful tutelage of Pandit Subhash Roy, a senior disciple of Pandit Bhola Nath ji. Simultaneously, Sunil received guidance regarding the concept of Ragas from Sarod Maestro Thakur Shamsher Singh, and Pandit Dau ji Goswami. He also obtained "Sangeet Nipun" from Bhatkhande Sangeet Mahavidyalaya, Lucknow, under the able guidance of Prof. Gopal Chandra Nandi, Late Prof. Prem Singh Kinot and Pandit Ganesh Prasad Mishra. Along with his musical studies, Sunil graduated from Lucknow University. Here, it would be pertinent to make a mention of a few of the awards won by Sunil; viz: First Prize winner at the U.P.Sangeet Natak Academy in 1981; First Prize at Akashvani (A.I.R.) competition in 1982; the "Surmani" title awarded by Sur Singar Samsad Mumbai in 1989. Sunil has received a Grammy Award certificate as a participant for the award winning "Concert for George" performed at Royal Albert Hall, London in 2002 under Bharat Ratna Pt. Ravi Shankar ji.

For several years, Sunil received valuable guidance from flute maestro Pandit Raghunath Seth, a disciple of legendary & incomparable Pandit Pannalal Ghosh. At present, since 1991 he is undergoing advanced training under Sangeetacharya Dr. S.C.R.Bhat in Mumbai & also from Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty.

Today, Sunil is an "A" Grade artist on Akashvani & Doordarshan. He has participated in various music conferences all over India. He has also participated in the "Festival of India" at Russia in 1996 with his Guru Pandit Raghunath Seth. In India he has performed in prestigious concerts like Bhatkhande Jayanti, Lucknow; Sharad Utsav, Jaipur; twice at ITC Sangeet Sammelan, Calcutta; Swami Haridas Sangeet Samaroh, Mumbai; Sur Sagar, Bangalore; Horizon for ICCR Lucknow & Pandit Kumar Gandharva Amrit Mahotsav, Devas. As a crown to all these programmes Sunil had an opportunity to represent India for the Indo-British Programme (Common Wealth in India 50 Years celebration.) in a jugalbandi with British flautist Brian Finnegan, in 1999 at the NCPA Mumbai. All India Radio has featured Sunil in the National Programme of music several times.

Regarding his performance, it has to be noted that he gives due weightage to both to the "Gayaki" & "Gat-kari" in his rendering. With his innovative talent, Sunil has made an extra large flute, which has enabled him to elaborate a Raga in the lower octave (Mandra Saptak) with great ease, as obtained in vocal music. He has also made a folding flute made of bamboo, that is more convenient to carry while traveling.

Contact Details and Biodata
Sunil Kant Gupta
C-259
Type IV
C G S Colony
Wadala (West)
Mumbai - 400031 Maharashtra (India)
98693 58398
22 2411 2245
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