Sekhar Das is one of the most favorite disciple of the legendary Guitarist of Bengal, Shri. Batuk Nandy. Alike his Guru, Sekhar is a terrific exponent of Hawaiian Steel Guitar – an instrument, which has been made famous by the eminent guitarists – Batuk Nandy, Kazi Annirudha and Sunil Ganguli.
Sekhar comes from a family of musicians. His father was a Classical Sitar player and disciple of Pandit Balaram Pathak. Sekhar started his training on Guitar at a very early age from the eminent Guitarists, Shri Batuk Nandy and Shri Abhijit Nath. While residing in Kolkata, Sekhar was also an “All India Radio” artist.
Sekhar has also performed live in many Kolkata TV Channels such as “Ruposhi Bangla” and Tara Muzik shows “Gaan Bhashi” and “Aaj Sakaler Amontrone” in 2015 and 2016.
Hawaiian Steel Guitar is fast losing its eminence in the US. In Bangamela 2018, Sekhar will regale the audience with an instrument that has been a prominent part of the glorious days of the music of Bangladesh and West Bengal for decades. Sekhar will play very popular Tagore, Nazrul and Bangla Adhunik songs on Hawaiian Steel Guitar.
“Sekhar has performed solo Hawaiian guitar in – NABC 2010 (Atlantic City), NABC 2013 (Toronto) and NABC 2017 (Santa Clara) – receiving immense accolades from the audience.”