Although considered a scion and doyen of the Patiala-Kasur Gharana (style), primarily representing Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan Sahib’s gayaki, he can equally portray even the most subtle features of other major classical gharanas of India like Indore, Delhi, Jaipur, Gwalior, Agra, Kirana, Rampur and even Carnatic music of South India. This is perhaps because of his wide exposure to
various genres and their maestros and musicologists besides his own gurus. His father, late Shri Ajit Kumar Chakraborty, Shri Pannalal Samanta and Shri Kanaidas Baigari were the ones, with whom his initial orientation happened, before he was warmly accepted by the ultimate and the greatest Guru of all times, Padmabhushan recipient Pandit Jnan Prakash Ghosh.
His training then continued under Ustad Munawar Ali Khan (son of Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan).
"Besides that, he has learnt from several other maestros like Ustad Latafat Hussain Khan,
or the finest, vocalist of my generation.
Success is like the morning dew.
Pt. Nibruttibua Sarnaik, Vidushi Hirabai Barodekar and in Carnatic styles from Professor Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna
This kept enriching his musical expression and repertoire"
- PT. AJOY CHAKRABARTY (VOCAL)