Untangling strings of nepotism to leave a mark of his ownRamprapanna Bhattacharya

Ramprapanna Bhattacharya is a brilliant sitar player and is also deft at navigating through two very different realms — the musical world and the corporate world. Based in Hyderabad, he also works in a leading software company.

"I have been working in the corporate setup for many years now and I love it. But my relationship with music is different. It is the food for my soul and I am the happiest when I'm playing. So over the years, I always made sure never to let it slip and continued practicing diligently, no matter what," he adds.

What started off as a hobby at the age of 6, soon became a passion and a way of life under the guidance of his sitarist father.

"Hindustani Classical music has deep emotional undercurrents. Its purity attracted me since I was a child," says Ramprapanna who also gives sitar lessons.

For the past few years, keeping the essence of classical music alive has been a key focus for Ramprapanna, who is working toward passing on his musical legacy to his students.

"There are many with talent but there is a lack of opportunities. Also, the lack of transparency and a sense of nepotism in the world of classical music often deters many talented individuals from shining," he observes.

The ardent sitar player found some success in his endeavours when he heard about a unique platform—HCL Digital Concerts. According to Ramprapanna, these concerts not only disrupt the chain of nepotism associated with opportunities but also offer a fair, transparent, one-of-a-kind platform to showcase talents.

"HCL Digital Concerts understand the value of Indian classical music and are making every possible stride to promote it. These concerts are pushing Indian classical music to the masses, and that's fantastic. It involves democratic participation of both parties — the performers and the audience!" adds Ramprapanna.

HCL Digital Concerts is a platform meant to identify aspiring musicians and provide them with opportunities to showcase their talent through digital as well as physical music concerts.

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Excellence in performing arts is the consummation of years of rigorous application and expert training. The fusion of body and mind makes every expression of artistry truly world class. Just as HCL synergizes knowledge with endeavour to produce innovative solutions, HCL Concerts celebrates the sheer brilliance of human genius in the field of performing arts.