Padma Shri Award for Pd. Jayanta Sarkar

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Pt. Jayanta Sarkar from Lalit Kala, Kolkota has given many singers to Bollywood and Entertainment Industry from last few years like Debojeet Saha, Anweshaa, Auneek Dhar, Ronita, Debanjana Karamekar, Shreyan Bhatcharya, Sonakshi Kar and wonder boy Jayas Kumar. Pt. Jayanta Sarkar  didn't get recognized amongst the people, which he really deserves.

Below is the details about him

Jayanta Sarkar has been known after the Lalit Kala, the centre for art and culture was born in 1951, out of the passion and dedication of a few individuals – Sri Nirmal Sarkar, his wife Smt. Anjali Sarkar, Sri Durga Sen and Sri Adair Bagchi. It was then based in Ahiritola in North Kolkata.

Many years have since gone by. Changes have taken place. The baton of Lalit Kala has passed to Sri Jayanta Sarkar, the deserving son of Sri Nirmal Sarkar. The centre has shifted base from North to South Kolkata. The number of students have increased manifold. The one thing that has not changed, is the primary focus of the institution – which is, to imbibe the essence of Hindustani Classical Music into young minds and to orient them into making it a way of their lives.

Sri Jayanta Sarkar, a degree holder from Rabindrabharati University has trained under Pt. Ajoy Chakraborty. During his long stint with the Doordarshan..(1981-2014)

He has also remained in AIR as a grade A composer and vocalist.

He is an established vocalist and composer. He was the music composer for ‘Mahalaya’ in Doordarshan in the years 1992,1994,1996….. He has numerous compositions to his credit, ranging from classical and semi classical, to devotional and light music. Several legendary music personalities like Pt Ajoy Chakraborty, Pt.Arun Bhaduri, Anup Jalota, Indrani Sen ,Anneswa Firtam Gupta,shreyan Bhattacharya,Aneek Dhar, Jayati Chakraborty, Haimanti Shukla, Srikanto Acharya, Sriradha Bandopadhyay, to name a few, have rendered their voices to his soulful compositions.

He was the Chief Music Groomer in Sa re ga ma pa in the year-2010-2011

He has mentored students from all across the country, many of whom rose to fame under his tutelage. Anwesha Duttagupta, Aneek Dhar, Sonakshi Kar, Debojeet Saha, Ruprekha, Jayati Chakraborty, Debanjana Karmakar are all trained by him.

At the helm of the Institute is its Principal, Mrs Sima Sarkar. She is a 1st Class Masters in Kathak ….. from Rabindrabharati University.

Lalit Kala currently has over 1700 students.
Over 50 students are recipients of National Scholarship for….
Students of the Institute who have received the prestigious ‘Kalakar Award’ are Ruprekha, Jayas Kumar, Shreyan Bhattacharya, Anwesha Duttagupta, Debanjana Karmakar, Sonakshi Kar

I will request everyone to sign this petition so that Government of India can listen and act accordingly. Special request to all music lover.


Rajeev Kumar (Follower of Pt. Jayanta Sarkar)