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Pandit Shree Chandrakant Appte
Indian steel idol is been judged by a panel of jury members with Respected Pandit Shree Chandrakant Appte as one among the jury members.
Pandit Shree Chandrakant Appte is well known as Gurujee in Jamshedpur region,he is among the oldest faculty members of clasical ,commertial & Cultural field of singing and traditional heritage of Indian Culture.
Gurujee has given our society much more than he has earned,frankly speeking he is among the pioneers of Clasical singing in entire Jharkhand state.Living a very simple life he gives coaching to his students in his small house in Sonari area of Jamshedpur.In this phase of his life he needs nothing to prove to anybody but his students have proved that they have recieved a training of International standards.His students have crossed the boundaries of this small & Beautifull town Jamshepur and gained National name and fame.
Among a few students to name are Shradha Das,Sanchali and Akshya Ranjan who have qualified for many talent hunt programmes such as Sa.Re.Ga.Ma.Pa , Indian Idol , Voice of India etc.
To Chetan Music is a bountiful legacy handed over down the ages of pristine Indian culture and heritage as imbibed in the music milieu and he has the great responsibility of contributing to this legacy, enriching it and then passing it over to the younger generation. He wears this Herculean responsibility with a smile Like a crown for music to him is pious passion, an esoteric obsession, a way of life, nay, perhaps life itself! A moment with him at his divine, insatiable and insurmountable inspiration speaks volumes of this young artiste who has carved out a niche for himself in the country's Pantheon of the maestros. Chetan Joshi and his golden bamboo flute seem to be so compatible with each other that one loses a meaning without the other. His mesmerizing rendition of the Ragas and various other Dhuns are not for any other lesser purpose but for a mystical offering, a devotional tribute to Lord Krishna, the greatest flautist. A strong exponent of the purity of the Classicism, Chetan Joshi handles very difficult themes with ease and that tells of his training and rigorous riyaaz that he goes through.
Blessed with the fundamental teachings of Gurus like late Pandit Bholanath Prasanna of Allahabad, Pandit Raghunath Seth of Mumbai and Pandit Ajoy Chakroborty of Kolkata who shaped the artiste and his art. Chetan Joshi has added significance to his formal B. Com and Sangeet Praveen from Bokaro Sangeet Mahavidyalaya, Bokaro Steel City where he was brought up after his birth in the neighboring Jharia. Besides having been associated with ICCR, he is also familiar face in the AIR and Doordarshan where he has performed several times.
Felicitations and Awards
For traversing the less traversed path of classical music and for being cajoled by the celestial bliss of it, Chetan Joshi was honoured with title 'Sur Mani' in 1992, The same year saw him crowned with another jewel ‘Bismillah Samman'. It is said where talent lies accolades follow and it also works with Chetan Joshi for in the year 1997 he was decorated with yet another title 'Venu Shree' and in 1998 H.E., the Governor of Bihar appreciated him for his flute recital. Antarang Foundation and Delhi Public School felicitated him in the year 2002. Psychographic Society felicitated him in the year 2004. In the year 2005 he received 'Sangam Samman.' from H.E. the Governor of Jharkhand. In the same year Chas Bokaro Gujrati Samaj has also felicitated him. In the year 2006, the Govt of Jharkhand has felicitated him with "Rajakiya Sanskritik Samman". In the year 2007 he as awarded as "Best Teacher" at the district level by AIR INDIA & Ranchi Express. Thanks to his Golden bamboo flute and obeisance to great Gurus.
Chetan Joshi does not perform but transports his audience into the realms of ecstasy in the deluge of divine and mellifluous melody which he has done innumerable times at various places all India and abroad.
In the month of August 2002, he traveled across Japan for his concerts. He performed at places like Sanda City. Hirono, Nishinomiya, Ouno City etc. and enthralled the audience with his melodious flute. His speech on 'Indian Culture and Music’ was well appreciated too by the Japanese audience.
Concerts in India
In India he has mesmerized his audience at various prestigious music concerts like‑ Swami Haridas Sangeet Sammelan (Mumbai), Akhil Bhartiya Sangeet Sammelan (Delhi), Sangeetanjali (Ranchi), Raga Rang Concert (Delhi), Gita Music Conference (Kolkata), Sankat Mochan Sangeet Samaroha (Varanasi), Paryatan Mahotsav (Hazaribagh), Shivrati Sangeet Samaroha (Varanasi), Hazaribagh Mahotsav (Hazaribagh), Sangeet Parv (Patna), Swar Ganga Sangeet Samaroha (Jamshedpur), Akhil Bhartiya Kala Sadhak Sangam (Jaipur), Vishva Sangeet Divas (Ranchi), Brahmani Sangeet Samaroha (Balia) Samaagam (Katani) etc. He is also well acclaimed in Agra, Bhopal, Vindhyachal, Allahabad, Vishnupur, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Ranchi, Dhanbad, Katras, Sitamadhi, Munger, Samastipur, Giridih, Pharbisganj, Bokaro Steel City and many other places for his soulful performances. Recently in the year 2004, he traveled across the six places to perform a highly successful Jugalbandi concert called Venu Need' along with famous Japanese flautist Nakagawa Hiroshi.
The spontaneous overflow of musical emotions finds a hostage not only in the flute recital but also in composing music, directing musical performances etc. In addition to composing several geets, ghazals, bhajans, he has scripted the music for many plays, ballets, dance dramas and ensembles.
A Bhajan audio cassette 'Sadafal Vaani' was released in the year 1999. In the year 2000 his composed music of a patriotic song also clinched the first position in the National Level Group Song Competition held at Indore. Honorable Chief Minister of Jharkhand State Shri Babulal Marandi has released 'Rang Rang', an audiocassette of Chetan Joshi's flute in the year 2004. He also has one CD 'Sanjog' to his credit, released by Dr. Hemlata S. Mohan, the famous Educationist.
The road is long, meandering, yet so fascinating, so grand, so noble, so absorbing, so bewitching that Chetan Joshi is avowed to remain sojourner and a discounted sojourner for he know complacence is artistic paralysis. With many miles covered, there are many more……….
Mr. Gautam ganguli
In the judges panel is one another famous personality of West Bengal Honourable Mr. Gautam Ganguli.
A renowned personality in West Bengal Mr. Gautam Ganguli is one among the pioneers of music composing in West Bengal & Orissa ,he is a stalvart in Bengla & Orria music composing.
Mr. Gautam Ganguli is a genious in violin,vibrophone,keyboard and is also a music arranger.
Proffessional achievements and essedentials
He has worked with several famous music maestros such as Sri Salil Chowdhury,Ustad Ali Akbar khan,Pandit Rabishankar,Sri Hemanta Mukherjee,Sri. Sudhin Dasgupta,Sri. Mrinal Banerjee,Sri Kanu Bhattyacharya,Sri. Jatileshwar Mukharjee,Sri. Ajoy Das, Sri. Subodh Ganguly and many more.
He has performed under the leadership of music arrangers such as Sri. Aloke Nath Dey, Sri. Dilip roy , Sri. V. Balsara, Sri. Sailesh Roy , Sri. Samir Seal etc.
He has accompanied ,leaded/conducted the artists such as Sri Hemanta Mukherjee , Smt. Sandhya Mukherjee ,Sri. Manna Dey , Smt. Arati Mukherjee, Smt. Haimanti Sukla, Smt. Indrani Sen , Sri. Sreekanta Achrya, Smt. Sreeradha Banerjee,Smt. Nirmala Misra,Sri. Monomay Bhattyacherya, Smt. Sampa kundu,Sri. Indranil Sen, Smt. Asha Bhosle, Smt. Anuradha Paudwal,Md. Ajij ,Babul Supriya,Smt. Anupama Deshpandey.
He has worked as a music arranger for the films such as (Bengali) Zehadh,Paridhi,Lal Pahari,Pujarini,Ektu chhowwya,Bhalobasa Rang ,(Oriya) Ejugor kushno sudama,I love you,Barsha my darling,Arjun,Sathire,Premi no. 1,ya Mo Piya,Prem rutu Asila re,Matrusakti,Mu tote love konichhu, mu tote love hela re,Kuranandan,Kalinga Putra,Jeevan Mrityu,Protham prem,nani nuhe tu narayani.
His other achievements include performing artist and achnowledged graded musician of All India Radio (Prashar Bharti) and Kolkata Doordarshan.He has also worked as a music arranger for ample of T.V serials and short films and documentaries.