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A Glimpse of the Achievements of Subhra Guha

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The lovers of Indian Classical music simply love Thumri. People of Kolkata are known all over the world for their great love for good food and sweet music. The residents of the city of joy have a lot of respect for the talents of a traditional Thumri Singer in Kolkata. Although the origin of Thumri lies in UP, the state that is called the mother of Indian classical music, but this style is also extremely popular amongst the people of the city. Despite the fact that western popular music like rock, jazz etc. have also become quite popular but, the glory of Indian Thumri has not been subdued at all. There are numerous budding talents in the city who want to acquire the skills of Thumri.


Classical singers are still treated with at a different position in Kolkata. Whether it is a Khayal singer or a traditional Thumri singer, classical singers have always enjoyed a different kind of respect from the residents of Kolkata. Thumri is one of the main streams of classical singing.One can easily find a reputable traditional Thumri singer in Kolkata. Classical music provides a great foundation for any aspiring singer and therefore, helps them to learn various styles of singing with ease. Today, the musical gurus are open to experiment with Thumri. They also are trying to amalgamate this particular melody with other major ragas of Indian music. The scope for the Indian classical music is simply tremendous.


 Fortunately for all the Thumri lovers, the city has some world renowned talents as well. Subhra Guha is one such internationally famous personality. She has devoted her life to the Indian Classical singing. Thumri is her forte. She is a leading female vocalist of India. Subhra Guha is considered as one of the finest female exponent of the ‘Agra Gharana’. She comes from a music loving family and Subhra received her training from one of the veterans of the Agra gharana, Late Pandit Sunil Bose,Late Pandit K G Ginde, Late Pandit D T Joshi and Pandit Vijay Kichlu.With the able guidance provided by these gurus, she has acquired and refined her skills of Thumri. Her voice has striking tunefulness and exquisite tonal malleability. Subhra’s voice is best suited for khayal recital.  She is currently a guru at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy where many aspiring singers are making the best use of the guidance provided by her.


 Subhra Guha has been a regular’ A’ grade artist of All India Radio and Doordarshan. She has performed at almost all prestigious platforms in the country like, ITC Sangeet Sammellans in Delhi and Kolkata, Sawai Gandharva, Pune; Harivallabh Sangeet Sammelan, Jalandhar; Dover Lane Music Conference, Kolkata;  Saptak Music Festival, Ahmadabad. She also performed in USA, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Bangladesh and many other countries. She has also had several teaching assignments all across the world. This world famous Thumri Singer in Kolkata has recorded several albums with HMV, various recording companies in the USA, SaReGaMa and Music Today as well. Enjoy music.


About us= Subhra Guha was trained in Kirana Gharana by her revered teachers Late Subhananda Bera and Late Pintu Poddar. Thereafter she received music lessons from Late Ustad Amir Khan’s disciple and accompanist Pandit Ujjal Pahari. She has perfect knowledge in adhunik thumri song and become an excellent Dadra Singer in Kolkata. For more info you may visit


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