Shri Abir Hossain
A Junior Guru of the Academy, Shri Abir Hossain started his musical journey at the age of five under the guidance of Golam Emam (father) and Minakshi Emam (mother). At the age of twelve, he came under the tutelage of the legendary Padma Bhushan Pandit Buddhadev Das Gupta of the Senia-Shahjahanpur Gharana.
He joined the ITC Sangeet Research Academy in 2002. He continued to train with Pandit Buddhadev Das Gupta and also came under the guidance of Padma Bhushan Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty. He gave his first public concert at the age of 16 and has been performing on national and international platforms ever since. He has performed in festivals and conferences at several venues including the ITC Sangeet Sammelan (Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai and Kolkata), the Dover Lane Music Conference, Sangeet Natak Academy and many more. Abir is a regular artist of All India Radio and Doordarshan. He is an empanelled artist of ICCR in Hindustani Instrumental Music (Sarod).
Keeping the traditions of his musical forefathers intact, Abir is carrying forward an innovative style maintaining the authenticity of the Ragas with their moods, emotions and ‘rasas’.
He was awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar in the field of Hindustani Instrumental Music (Sarod) by the Sangeet Natak Academy, Government of India in the year 2016.