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Kalyan mukherjee was born in Calcutta,India in a family that has long been involved in traditional art and culture .His father Sri Ajoy kumar mukherjee was a violinist and a disciple of the late sarod maestro Ustad Bahadur Khan. Kalyan started learning tabla in lucknow gharana tradition as a child before he began sarod lessons with Sri Sachin Pal (a student of late Shyam Ganguly who himself studied with Baba Alauddin Khan).Latter Kalyan came under the able tutelage of sarod maestro Ustad Bahadur Khan, blessed nephew and disciple of Ustad Alauddin khan and cousin of Ustad Aliakbarkhan,a living legend.

After Ustad Bahadur khan’s death, kalyan continued to nurture his musical talent under the guidance of Pandit Ajoy Sinha Roy who also the disciple of the father of north Indian classical music, Baba Alauddin khan of senia maihar gharana (senia maihar school of playing).

Kalyan is fast becoming a major force on the world music stage . His electrifying performances reveal his virtuosity , passionate energy and intensely emotional approach to music. He has performed many prestigious concerts in India and abroad .