Tejendra Narayan Majumdar
Born in a musician's family, Tejendra was initiated to sarod by his grandfather Sri Bibhuti Ranjan Majumdar, nurtured by his father Shri Ranjan Majumdar and groomed for years under the tutelage of Late Ustad Bahadur Khan. After his Ustad's untimely demise, Tejendra continued his riyaz under the supervision of Sri Ajoy Sinha Roy. He bloomed under the guidance of the greatest sarod maestro of our times, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan.
Tejendra's music sparkles with the very rare combination of virtuosity with classical purity and a deep sense of aesthetics. His style today is a rare fusion of dhrupad, tantrakari and gayaki ang, representing the baaj of Maihar gharana.
Tejendra took part in almost all the prestigious concerts and conferences in the country and abroad. He has to his credit a number of CDs and cassettes. Today he is one of the most popular classical musicians from India. He has established himself not only as a major artiste of the country but also as a connoisseur and critic's delight.
Tejendra has been accompanied by all great tabla players of India, including Pandit Kishan Maharaj, Sankar Ghosh, Pandit Swapan Chowdhary, Anindo Chatterjee, Kumar Bose, Sabir Khan and Ustad Zakir Hussain.
.. Tejendra surpassed all other young players of the sarod… seems to peer above them all in his excellence alike in all departments of the sarod art. A great future certainly awaits him. Tejendra's meends, with all their swimming grace, tempt one to call him 'Meend ka Raja'. The Hindu
.. Tejendra Majumdar's sarod was aesthetically excellent. Technically, he has mastered the sarod to a level where he can move freely and with ease within the boundaries of his style. The Asian Age
Most artistes tend to relax in their training and riyaz once they have collected a file of favorable press reviews and stagnate subsequently. But there are a few who never cease to be the disciple of music; they continue to learn and go on striving to attain greater heights in their art by keeping up their unrelenting practice. Tejendra belongs to the latter category. The Hindu
…. The most impressive amongst the Maihar youngsters. The Telegraph
…. Unpredictable note combination easily grips the audience. The Statesman
… His raag-sense and aesthetic sense help him create passages which can truly be called excellent. The Economic Times