Padma Shri Dr. Soma Ghosh


  • Dr. Soma Ghosh is the daughter of freedom fighter, Shri Manmohan Chakravarty and adopted daughter of Bharat Ratna Ustad Bismillah Khan, with whom she has had the opportunity to perform five Jugalbandis / duet concerts- few of which were held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, and the Parliament of India , where she was facilitated by the President of India, Hon.Dr.A.P.J.A.Kalam, Smt. Sonia Gandhi & Shri Jaswant Singh. She later performed at the Rashtrapati Bhawan again, at the behest of the then President of India, Hon. Smt Pratibha Patil. She is also the first woman to perform in the Parliament of India.
  • She is the ‘Brand Ambassador’ and represents the National Bunkar Action Committee which consists of 70,000 weavers. She has also been appointed as the Brand Ambassador of the ‘Kumbh Mela’ by the Allahabad Museum.
  • She was conferred upon with the Padma Shri Award by the Govt. of India on 26th January, 2016and subsequently made a member of the National Implementation Committee for the centenary celebrations of Bharat Ratna Ustad Bismillah Khan Sahab, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, 2016-17.

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