Indian classical tabla maestro Shankar Ghosh passes away at the age of 80, leaving behind his wife – Hindustani classical vocalist of Smt. Sanjukta Ghosh – and his famed percussionist son Bickram Ghosh.
The exponent of the Farrukhabad gharana of Hindustani classical music had undergone an angioplasty following heart complications in mid December at the Medica Superspecialty Hospital, but his condition deteriorated soon after.
He was on ventilator since Wednesday. He breathed his last 9 p.m. on Friday.
He is the creator of the much acclaimed all-drum orchestra Music of the Drums – later called the Calcutta Drum Orchestra.