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"Pt. Anindo Chatterjee Is one of India's greatest tabla maestros. Pt. Chatterjee's rythmic play of the tabla brings forth happiness which enters into our mind and blossoms happiness."

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Former President of India


"The splendour of his performance and the magnificence of the music flowing from the tabla. His playing make Anindo Chatterjee one of the great maestros of our time."

Manmohan Singh, Former Prime Minister


"For me it has been a great joy whenever I have performed with Anindo. I have always admired his tonal quality virtuousity, and effortless playing of tabla." 

Pt. Ravi Shankar


"I feel very comfortable to perform with Anindo on stage. He knows how and where to stretch and add the spices and ornaments without gimmicks. I wish to have him always with me in my concerts. Anindo has a unique knowledge of tabla and may be the sweetest on tabla."

Ustad Vilayat Khan


"He has performed with me all over the world. He has a kind of talent which always adds to the flavour and tempo of music. He is one of the leading tabla players of Jnan Babu's Gharana."

Pt. Nikhil Banerjee


"In 75 years of my music life Ihave seen only two tabla players who have been able to maintain perfect clarity while playing at extreme high speed. One is the late Pt. Anokhelal Mishra and the other is our Anindo. He is the pride of our country."

Pt. Kishan Maharaj

"I always look forward to play with Anindoji. He is a great tabla player, he is fantastic! He is like 

machine gun if he wants to create that kind of impact and he can also be absolutely as sweet as

Rosogolla if he wants. This is a gift of God." 

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan


"Anindo Chatterjee's brilliant tabla does both a percussive and harmonic service to the music."

George Harrison


"Anindo's excellent tabla support with Ravi Shankar last night amazed me. It's a concert to be remembered for quite a few years. Anindo Is an asset to his country."

Yehudi Menuhin


"Anindo is an incredible drummer."

         John McLaughlin

Press Comments

  1. "Anindo Chatterjee Is in a class by himself, born with Rhythm In his soul and his fingers." (New York Times)

  2. "Anindo's tabla accompaniment with Ravi Shankar has charmed the audiences like sending our ripples of excitement" (The Daily Telegraph, London '92)

  3. "Guru of Tabla" (Kuwait Times)

  4. "Anindo Chatterjee. a master and charming percussionist. his style of performances is noted for its depth and Its creativity." (Melbourne News)

  5. "Anindo Chatterjee Is too fine and well-grounded a Tabla Player to stand In need of any epithet of praise." (Geneva)

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