Narendra Nath Dhar

Narendra Nath Dhar

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Narendra Nath Dhar Profile

  • Name:
  • Narendra Nath Dhar
  • Born:
  • September 7, 1954
  • Father:
  • Nemai Chand Dhar

Narendra Nath Dhar Biography

Narendra Nath Dhar is an Indian musician associated with the string instrument, Sarod. He belongs to Shahjahapur/Gwalior Seniya Gharana of music and is described as a purist for his style of rendering. He has also developed his own style of music, which can be easily distinguished from others, often remarked as his trademark. In 1995, he was honoured with the prestigious Naushad Award by the Government of Uttar Pradesh for his contributions towards the world of instrumental music. He also received prestigious Uttar Pradesh Sangeet Natak Akademi in year 2000. He is a regular artist with All India Radio, and also performs in music concerts. He gives solo performances, and also collaborates with other artists. He is a disciple of Pt. Radhika Mohan Maitra.


Narendra Nath Dhar hails from Kolkata, West Bengal. He was born on 7 September 1954 into a musical family with several musicians linked with classical music. He learnt initial lessons of sarod from his father, Nemai Chand Dhar. Following the early demise of his father, he continued learning under the guidance of Samarendra Nath Sikdar, the then disciple of Pt. Radhika Mohan Maitra. Later Maitra took him as his direct disciple and played a magnificent role in shaping his career. Dhar also got opportunity to learn from Ustad Amjad Ali Khan.


Narendra Nath Dhar has always promoted core music and remained a purist throughout his career till now, apart from developing his own distinct style of rendition. He has innovated some fine aspects of Sarod – ‘Tantrakari', 'Laykari' and different styles of 'Ekhara Taan', to mention a few. He is also a Professor in Instrumental Music with numerous students of present generation.

Published: January 07, 2019

Updated: January 07, 2019


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