From his early childhood,
Pranab reflected his musical talent & grasping power
by singing tunes heard just once.
Calcutta, he had the advantage of being groomed in a
musical environment. Pranab soon realized his need to
learn music and evolve, so that he could carve a niche
After a steady grooming from his father, Pranab started his
musical training from Sh. Dilip Roy. Then, he went on to
receive focused training from Ustad Rashid Khan of Calcutta
for many years. He then became a shishya of Ustad Nissar
Husain Khan - "The living legend of the Rampur Sehswan
Gharana". After Khan Sahib's death, Pranab migrated to Delhi
in his quest for learning. He came in contact with Padma
Bhushan Pandit Debu Chaudhari, who gave him valuable guidance.
He was introduced to Sarfaraz Hussain Khan, the illustrious
son of the late Khan Sahib, to carry on his training in the
In the mean time, Pranab earned a name
for himself as a bright rising star on the horizon and
illuminated the name of his Gharana. Then, he was selected for
a National Scholarship by the Government of India for his
exceptional talent. He went on to become a regular artiste for
All India Radio. He successfully completed his M.Phil. in
music from Delhi University. He has charmed audiences with his
melodious & powerful performances in various places in
India & Bangladesh.
Pranab has been trained under
the regular guidance of the famous Pandit Rajan Sajan Mishra
of the Benares Gharana. He has developed a new dimension to
his style by blending the best of both Gharanas.
VOCAL QUALITY AND
His voice has a rich, soulful
quality with fullness & resonance. A commanding reach and
range that spans three octaves, with a unique combination of
sweetness and power.
His effortless manner of singing
is outstanding. His taans rise and fall with natural grace,
some with lightning speed. One is struck by his immaculate
intonation and an unerring sense of style, rhythm, variety of
vocal tones and graceful expression of deeply felt
His musical style is aesthetic, unfolding
changing patterns which transforms the listeners to another