Amiya Ranjan Bandyopadhyay

M.A., Ph.D., D.Litt.(Honoris Causa), Khyalist

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Pandit Amiya Ranjan Bandyopadhyay did his M.A. in Bengali literature and later completed his doctorate in Aesthetics of Music. His Ph.D. thesis 'Sangeeter Shilpa Darshan' (Aesthetics of Music) was published as a book. Since then he has continued his research in his field and a second publication 'Sangeeter Soundarya Chinta' (Concept of Musical Beauty) has come out a few years ago. Pandit Amiya Ranjan Bandyopadhyay has also supervised a couple of Ph.D. thesis. His latest publication is "Smritir Aloy Amar Jiban O Gan" (My life and music in the light of my memory [Part-I and II) (Autobiography). Also his published books are 'Sangeeter Shilpo Darshan', "Gaane O Vramane".

He is the recipient of :-

1. Bhishmadev Award, 2005
2. Bhuwalka Award, 2006
3. Girija Sankar Award, 2007
4. Sangit Dibakar (Bangiya Sangit Parishad), 2009
5. ITC Award of Sangeet Research Academy, 2010
6. Special Girija Sankar award of the state government, 2012
7. Tagore Akademy Puraskar (at par with Sangeet Natak Akademy Award - Delhi), 2012
8. Sangeet Maha Sammaan 2012, from West Bengal Government, 2012
9. Sangeet Maha Sammaan 2016, from Ministry of Information & Cultural Dept. West Bengal Government, 2016
10. Award from Akashvani, 2017
11. Honarary De litt from Rabindra Bharati University, 2018
12. Honarary De litt from Sidho Kanho Birsha University, 2019
13. Acharya Alauddhin Guru Samman 2019, from Annapurna Devi Foundation, 2019

His CDs containing various Ragas were released by companies such as Bihan Music, Quest, Musician's Guild etc.