At the age of five,
the musical wonder kid was placed under the tutelage of Shri Swapan
Shiva celebrated artiste and teacher of Farukhabad Tabla Gharana and
over the years he has been dedicating himself for learning other
Gharanas from different maestros
He received awards in
his early age from celebrities like Satyajit Ray in the year1977, Pandit
Ravi Shankar in the year
1985 and from President of India in 1987.Training in vocal music from
his childhood made him a competent vocalist as well.
In addition to being a
reputed soloist Subhankar his one of the few choicest accompanist of
most prominent celebrities of our country like Pandit Ravi Shankar,
Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia Pandit Shiv Kumar
Pandit Jasraj, Pandit M.S.Gopalkrishnan, Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty, Pandit
V.G.Jog, Ustad Imrat Hussian Khan, and many others.
He has been flying the standard
of the cities dotting the map of the world. He has been presenting his
music in famous venues of countries like U.K, U.S.A , Europe, Australia,
Africa, Japan, Middle East, regularly for last eighteen years.
He performed in
the prestigious “NOBEL PEACE PRIZE CONCERT” in Oslo along with a
duet of Pt. Shivkumar Sharma and Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia
where Indian classical music was presented for the first time of
this occasion in 1999.The Govt. Of Pakistan invited him to perform for
the 50th anniversary of Pakistan in 1997 in Islamabad &
Lahore. The President Of India took him to perform in Brazil for the
“Festival of India” in 1998 and he was invited by the govt. of South
Africa and Govt. of Mexico to show his musical brilliance as their guest
Apart from having
played over hundred recordings published all over the world as
accompanist and soloist he has been experiencing and sharing the
greatness of India Classical Music along with other renowned musicians
of the world as well.
He joined Pt.
Hariprasad Chaurasia to play with the symphony orchestra in London(Royal
Festival Hall) and in Paris (Theatre de la ville). The most famous Greek
Saxophone Player Petrolucas Halkias and Lira player Ross Dally have been
regularly playing with Subhankar the Greek ethnic music and Indo Greek
fusion band in different parts of Greece since 1998 in Jazz (womad) and
He was invited
by Prince Charles to perform in London with John Mc. Laughin and Pandit
Hariprasad Chaurasia in February 2001.He was the only Indian
percussionist to be invited in Tokyo to compose an orchestra with famous
musicians from five other Asian countries for the best known festival in
Japan., “Asian Fantasy Concert” and perform in 1996.