Pandit Kumar Bose, the legendary tabla maestro was born in a musically endowed family of Kolkata. He was initiated into the art of playing Tabla at a very early age by his fatther, the legendary Late Pandit Biswanath Bose and his mother Vidushi Bharati Bose, a disciple of the great Ustad Dabir Khan. Later he came under the tutelage of the legend of the Benares School of Tabla, Pandit Kishan Maharaj.
Pandit Bose's genius is his ability to evolve a distinctive style of his own without diluting the sanctity of tradition which has been mesmerizing audiences all over the globe. His intricacies on the Bnayan (bass drum) has captured the hearts of both the young and veterans alike. He is as much facile in accompaniment, be it vocal, instrumental or dance forms as he is in solos, which is why he is sought after, both at home and abroad by the entire community of top notch artistes like Pt Ravi Shankar, Ustad Vilayat Khan, Ustad Imrat Khan, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt Nikhil Banerjee, Pt Birju Maharaj, Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma, Pt Hari Prasad Chaurasia and many more.
Pt Bose has to his credit, more than 150 recording labels and has been the Asst. Music Director of the noted film maker Mrinal Sen’s globally acclaimed film “Genesis” with music director Pt Ravi Shankar.
A journey which started with his intial public performances in 1960 with legendary musicians like Shri Gokul Chandra Nag, Shri Shyam Ganguly, Smt Angur Bala Devi, Pt Hanumanji Mishra, Pt V G Jog, Pt Sitaram Tiwari, Pt Vijay Raghav Rao amonst others, has yet a long way to go.