Music is a medium that binds the mind, spirit and the senses together to create a composite human sensitivity. It evokes a response from silence emoting different elements of expressions. And the one in quest of connecting the art, man and the soul is not a mere artist but one who understands the essence of all the three.
Sarit Das, is one such creative artist, who was born in Kolkata to a traditionally cultural family. His father, Sanjit Das, is an active theatre director and writer. A PhD., in Metaphysics, he has written several books on spiritualism as well as novels. His mother, Smt Ranu, is a proficient Sitar player. Therefore the arts, music, literature and anything creative formed an integral part of the family environment. Sarit grew to appreciate all of these.
Sarit was initiated into music by his mother and later put under the tutelage of the legendary Tabla maestros Pandit Gyan Prakash Ghosh and later Pandit Shankar Ghosh, who shaped his talent. He also learned the technique of playing the Harmonium under Shankar Banerjee.
The musical creativity was further explored by the restless artist, Sarit, which led him to learn western music by learning to play the piano under the guidance of V. Balsara and later complete a professional course from Trinity College of England.
Sarit is fortunate to have the constant support and guidance on both Hindustani and western compositions and aesthetics from the Santoor legend and music composer Pandit Bhajan Sopori.
The 1990 ‘s saw the beginning of Sarit’s career graph take off in a big way with his performances in prestigious music festivals as a Tabla player in India and abroad. His accomplished skills as an accompanist were appreciated by luminaries in the world of Indian classical music such as Vidushi Girija¬ Devi, Ustad Sabri Khan, Pandit Bhajan Sopori, Pandit Ajay Chakraborty, Ustad Sultan Khan, and many others including renowned western musicians and composers.
Connoisseurs of music and composers from the music world have come to recognize Sarit’s creativity, thereby giving him a special space in the musical milieu. This regular artist of All India Radio and Television has given musical scores for several Bollywood films, documentary films, drama, ballet, music albums both individually as well as assisted top music composers of different regions and languages of the country and abroad.
The wide exposure to different kinds of music has enabled Sarit to understand and appreciate the essence of music and to learn, explore and incorporate the best of music in his compositions.
Sarit is presently engaged in research work on rehabilitation of mentally disabled children through music, particularly through the healing touch of Tabla along with the world famous bio-scientist Vikram Sheel Kumar of Boston. He is also working on the third facet of music other than Hindustani and Carnatic.
An artist with an indefatigable spirit to contribute, create and spread the joy of music.