10 Facts About Ajoy Chakrabarty


Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty was born on 25 December 1952 and is an Hindustani classical vocalist, composer, lyricist and an exponent of the Patiala-Kasur gharana.


Ajoy Chakrabarty was given Padma Bhushan Award, the third highest civilian award in India in 2020.


Ajoy Chakrabarty's younger brother, Sanjay Chakrabarty, is a lyricist and composer.


Ajoy Chakrabarty then studied with Pannalal Samanta, Kanaidas Bairagi and Jnan Prakash Ghosh.


Ajoy Chakrabarty has received several prestigious awards including the Padma Shri, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Kumar Gandharva National Award and the Best Male Playback Singer Award and National Tansen Samman 2015 - by the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.


Ajoy Chakrabarty has received felicitations from both the former and present Chief Ministers of his own State, West Bengal.


Ajoy Chakrabarty was awarded honorary citizenship in New Orleans, after performing with jazz musicians at Preservation Hall, the birthplace of jazz music.


Ajoy Chakrabarty has been invited to perform in Pakistan and China and by BBC for their Golden Jubilee Celebration of India's Independence.


Ajoy Chakrabarty has performed in some of the most prestigious venues around the world such as Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, New Orleans Jazz Preservation Hall in the US, the Royal Albert hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall in the UK and Theatre de la Ville in France.


Ajoy Chakrabarty's daughter, Kaushiki Chakraborty, is a vocalist of Hindustani classical music.