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Jamshedpur’s Nilabh Sengupta clinches Sangeet Piyasi international scholarship

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Jamshedpur, Aug. 18: Nilabh Sengupta, a 16-year-old student of Loyola School has bagged a two-year scholarship from Indiaís famous art institution, Kolkataís Sangeet Research Academy, ‘Sangeet Piyasi’.

Sangeet Piyasi is a prominent name in the horizon of Hindustani Classical music and has been providing scholarships to talented and financially constrained students.

The academy conducts national level scholarship test every year were children from all over the country along with many from foreign countries participate.

The contest here is considered to be very tough as participants have to go throw several rounds. This time the academy celebrated its silver jubilee and hosted the competition. Jamshedpur boy Nilabh along with two others have been selected in the Tabla category.

Before Nilabh, no other artist from Bihar and Jharkhand has received this honor. Jamshedpurís Nilabh is first from Jharkhand to receive the scholarship from Sangeet Piyasi during the competition held at Rabindra sadan in Kolkata.

Fifteen-year-old Nilabh Sengupta has been taking solo tabla training for the last nine years from Pandit Pradeep Bhattacharya.

Nilabh was awarded by famous artists Pandit Samar Saha, Pandit Kumar Bose, Pandit Swapan Shiv and Pandit Aroop Chatterjee. Nilabh Sengupta dedicated the award to his master Jamshedpur resident Pandit Pradeep Bhattacharya and mother Nila Sengupta.

After receiving the honour, Nilabh said, ‘My master Pandit Pradeep Bhattacharya in the last 6 months has backed me and instilled confidence in me and this is the reason why today I have received the international scholarship.

Since, its inception in 1992, Sangeet Piyasi has worked relentlessly and tirelessly towards achievement of its aims and objectives and has dedicated itself for the cause of Hindustani Classical music.

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