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“Born in a music loving family at Lucknow, Sunil Kant Gupta was motivated to take up some form of musical expression by his father Shri Ram Chandra Gupta”

Pandit Sunil ji Kant Gupta

Born in a music loving family at Lucknow, Sunil Kant Gupta was motivated to take up some form of musical expression by his father Shri Ram Chandra Gupta.


  • Top Grade Artist from Akashvani & Doodarshan
  • 47th Grammy Award winner under Bharat Ratna Pt. Ravi Shankar ji in 2004.
  • Sangeet Nipun from Bhatkhande Sangeet Mahavidyalaya –Lucknow 1985
  • Gold medalist from UP Sangeet Natak Academy in 1981
  • Gold medalist from All India Radio in 1982
  • Graduated from Lucknow University - 1985
  • Surmani award by Sur Singar Samsad, Mumbai in 1989


Gurus: Sunil ji has received valuable guidance from:-

  • Pandit Subhash Roy (A senior of Pandit Hariprasad Chourasia)
  • Thakur Shamsher Singh (Renowned Sarod Maestro )
  • Pandit Ganesh Prasad Mishra (Uncle of Pandit Rajan-Sajan Mishra)
  • Professor Prem Singh Kinot (Renowned Vocalist)
  • Professor Gopal Chandra Nandi (Renowned Violinist)
  • Professor Dauji Goswami (Renowned Vocalist and Violinist)
  • Dr. Kamla Shrivastava (Renowned Vocalist and Musicologist)
  • Pt. Shyamkant Paranjape (Renowned Film Musician, Multi
    Instrumentalist, Notations)
  • Pandit Raghunath Seth (Disciple of Pandit Pannalal Ghosh)
  • Sangeetacharya Dr. S.C.R.Bhat (Disciple of Padmabhushan S N Ratanjankar)
  • Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty (Disciple of Pandit Gyan Prakash Ghosh)
  • Currently under guidance of PShri Pt. Ajoy Chakrabarty


Concerts: Sunil ji has performed all over, in India & abroad viz.

  • Tansen Samaroh (Gwalior)
  • I T C Music Conference (Kolkata)
  • Ustad Ameer Khan Music Festival
  • Akashvani Sangeet Sammelan (2008 & 2015)
  • Darbar Music Festival (London)
  • Concert for George, Royal Albert Hall (London)
  • Doordarshan’s National Program of Music
  • Pandit Kumar Gandharva Amrit Mahotsav and many more.


Innovation: With his innovative talent, Sunil ji has made an extra large flute, which has enabled him to elaborate a Raga in the lower octave (Mandra Saptak) with great ease, as obtained in vocal music. He also made a folding flute in bamboo that is more convenient to carry while traveling. 


Style:  Having received training in Gwalior, Agra, Banaras and Patiala Gharanas, Sunil ji has developed his unique style of rendition, giving due weightage to both "Gayaki & Gatkari" ang in his performance.