Shobhon started learning music when he was just seven years
old at Songeet Bhavan in Dhaka.
There, he had the privilege to be trained
directly by Kalim Sharafi, one of the renowned authorities in Rabindra
Sangeet. Besides, while at Sangeet Bhavan, he was also trained by Rezwana
Chowdhury Banna, Sadi Muhammad, Dr Mridul Kanti Chakrabarti and Late Aminur
Rahman Nijhu. He topped the list in Rabindra Sangeet class at Sangeet
Bhavan. During this time, he was auditioned and selected as a child artist in
Bangladesh Betar and performed on Radio.
In 1994, when he moved to London , Shobhon was trained in Rabindra
Sangeet by Shyamoli Bose at Bharatiya Vidiya Bhavan . After being trained
at the Vidya Bhaban , he continued his training under the
guidance of Jayanta Chatterjee, an alumnus of Dakshinee in Kolkata
and obtained an affiliation to follow the diploma program at Gitabitan,
In 2003, he stood first in his final diploma examination and obtained
Gitabharati title with distinction.
It was during this time that he came in touch with Guru Sri Ashish
Bhattachariya and was enlightened by his style or gayaki. He followed Sri
Bhattachariya’s Rabindrik gharana and emphasized particularly on the
presentation of refined and purified Rabindra Sangeet.
During his visit to Dhaka in 2001, he also received training from Late Wahidul
Huq, one of the renowned maestros of Tagore’s music and a distinguished
personality in Bangladesh.
In London, he performed at many prestigious venues including at Rudolph Steiner
House, Vidya Bhavan and at Nehru Centre.
In 2002 he was the leading singer at a
program organized by The Tagoreans and in 2006 he took part in Tagore’s dance
dramas Shapmochon & Shyama.
His latest solo recital was in February 2008 at Gyan Manch, Kolkata where he
performed a collection of Tagore's songs under the guidance of Guru Ashish
His performances have been widely appreciated by the lovers of Rabindra Sangeet
as reflected by excellent paper reviews that have been published to date in
many cultural columns.