Tarapada Chakraborty was revered by all his peers in the field of Hindustani classical vocal music. “The Nation” magazine, after his performance at the All Bengal Music Conference in 1949, wrote: “He according to his showing at the conference may with good reason be called classical musician No.1 of Modern Bengal.”
Touring with Maharaj ji has been the most enriching learning experience of my musical career. Every tour around the globe meant new places, new people and new music. Our mornings would be filled with stories of Maharaj Ji’s life, his performances, recollecting thumri, dadra, ghazals from the past and endless musical adda.