Great performances I have been present in:

Santiniketan: Nikhil Banerji (open air, during a summer night in 1974, again in 1977/8), Yunus Hussain Khan (Aurobindo Niloy, around 1977), Ravi Shankar with Dipak Chaudhuri and Swapan Chaudhuri (1975?), Buddhadeb Dasgupta (several occasions), Ranadhir Roy (our home, 1979?), Nivruttibua Sarnaik (1980?), Kumar Mukhopadhyay (1970s), Alok Chatterjee (Ranadhir Roy's studio, 1979?), Indranil Bhattacharya (1970s).
Bombay and Pune: Yunus Hussain Khan (Sangeet Mahabharati, 1991?), Dinkar Kaikini (1997), Dhrubajyoti Ghosh (1992), Venkatesh Kumar (2003)
Kerala: Bhimsen Joshi, Jitendra Abhisheki (both 1982 at the Palace Festival), and many outstanding Carnatic musicians.

 

Great performances I have heard on All India Radio:

1975-85: Radhika Mohan Maitra (sarod); Emani Shankas Shastri (veena); Amjad Ali Khan (sarod); Sharafat Husain Khan; Bimal Mukherjee (sitar), and many others, on National Programme of Music

1985: Nikhil Banerji memorial on National Programme of Music; Sharafat Husain Khan memorial on National programme of Music.

Esraj: The History of an Instrument

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How the esraj sounds (these are samples recorded in 2011 - a fuller rendering will be added soon)

Megh alap, jod, and taan

Jaijayanti alap, jod, and taan

 

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