Narendra Nath Dhar is one of the finest exponents of the Seniya Gharana who is known for his innovativeness and refined style as well as pholding the traditional pattern of pure and untainted “Ragdari”.
Born in Calcutta in 1954, Pandit Narendra received his initial training in Sarod from his father Late Shri Nemai Chand Dhar, who himself excelled in Sarod playing. Afterwards he was under the tutelage of Shri Samarendra Nath Sikdar and later under Late Pt. Radhika Mohan Maitra, the doyen of Sarod. His musical prowess received a further honing under Ustad Amjad Ali Khan.
Narendra Nath Dhar has performed in almost all of the prestigious music conferences of India and has also toured abroad. A popular AIR and TV artist, he has captivated audiences all over the world with his exquisite command over Sarod and the melodious stream of notes that he creates. His elegant “Alap”, colorful “Ekhara Tans”, exotic “Jhala” and admirable control of “Tala” and “Laya“ remind of great masters of this instrument.
Shri Dhar will be featured in the Sarode Festival organized by Rithwik Foundation.