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|O nas||Sangeet Shikhharthee Sammilan is a renowned music school, established in the year 1942 in Comilla, a culturally fertile city of Bangladesh. The school was founded by Late Pandit Surendra Narayan Das.|
|Misja||To spread the true spirit of " Classical Music" among the music lovers|
History of the Music Institute:
Pandit Surendra Narayan Das was an accomplished exponent of Indian Classical Music, who was a distinguished disciple of Ustaad Alauddin Khan, Pandit Giriza Shankar Chakraborty and Maharaja Brazendra Kishore Roy Chowdhury.
Among them, Surendra's learning was greatly influenced by Pandit Giriza Shankar Chakraborty. Giriza was a famous musician of Bishnupur Gharana, Bishnupur, West Bengal, India. The Gharana indicates a comprehensive musicological ideology.
After receiving advance knowledge in classical music from the renowned musicians of Kolkata, India, Pandit Surendra Narayan Das decided to reside back in Comilla, Bangladesh during 1935. After residing, he started teaching music. Because of his jovial personality and openness, huge number of students/ music lover started to gather in his house in Talpukur Par (west), Comilla. The then time, he became familiar with most of the respected personalities of Comilla.
The spirit of traditional music was started to spread within the region but, because of lack of structured music schools in Comilla region during the British era, music students were suffering a lot. As there was no platform to perform, students felt demoralized. It's apparently true that, a persons's self actualization won't come by performing in own house. She/he must expose the internal talent in front of the general mass.
Influencing by the ideology of Bishnupur Gharana and for spreading the knowledge of Classical Music, Surendra urged to establish a music school in Comilla. During 1940s, he started to organize a monthly music conference in Comilla Town Hall. It was assembled to judge the learning of current students as well as to upfront confidence among themselves to perform a bigger platform. The conference was highly appreciated the then time. The essence of this conference was increasing day by day and attracted audiences and artists from all across the district and region.
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