God of Guitar Sangeet Hrishi Pioneer of Hindustani Slide Guitar Debashish Bhattacharya is an unparalleled personality in Indian Classical music and in the world. Through over 50 years of experience in study performance , and through exhaustive research and experience, he has designed and patented 3 guitars for raga music, which he has named Chaturangui, Gandhravi and Anandi, and A Veena Pushpa Veena travelled around India and world for four decades. Debashish Ji with these years of relentless work represents Raga music and created a nish.
Debashish has played these guitars live and or on record with Ustad Zakir Hussain, John McLaughlin, Late Mandoline U.Shrinivas, Jerry Douglas, Derek Trucks, Ballake Sissoko, Driss el Maloumi and many other world renowned musicians. In India, he has performed for Ravi Shankar and also appeared in hundreds of Indian music festivals.
Debashish's approach to Raga music and philosophy of teaching has changed the life of many. Having played more than 3000 concerts all around the world and trained over 1000 students. Debashish has redefined Indian Classical Music on slide guitar. His enormous work on first 16 stages of Slide guitar syllabus is the hallmark of his s dedication to his creations.Through his incredible talent and discipline, Debashish has elevated the Hindustani slide guitar to be the highest evolution of slide guitar on a global level.
Born to musician parents Debashish Bhattacharya, a child prodigy, was initiated into Indian classical vocal but he picked up guitar and got hooked by its musical appeal akin to vocal due to its ability to glide. The promise of an uncut diamond enthused his parents to take their first-born at the feet of stalwarts in the arena of vocal and instrumental (guitar). The intense and rigorous training under the able wings of his gurus chiseled him and he emerged as the most brilliant guitarist of the present generation.Womex