Percussionist (English, Hindi)
A master’s degree holder in Tabla from Banaras Hindu University, and a Sangeet Prabhakar in Tabla from Prayag Samiti in Allahabad, Ankit practices music as a percussionist with his band Anunaad.
Ankit also holds a Jr. Diploma and a Sr. Diploma in Tabla from the Prayag Samiti Allahabad. Having performed at events like the Taj Mahotsav in Agra, World Cultural Festival in Delhi, the SUR Ganga Festival in Varanasi, he has to his credit the creation of a fusion percussion instrument, Dhobla.
What started as just another activity in school, transformed into an intense passion for music. With his love for traveling, it is as if he has traveled all the way to his dreamland.
Back in school, every time Ankit would go watch a concert, the love the musician on stage received from the audience would leave him mesmerized. This power of music, of performance kept driving him to pursue music another step further at every point.
Before entering the stage for a performance, Ankit touches the foot of the stage. Each time in the auditorium, right before a show as he looks at the audience and takes a deep breath, he feels the presence of God. With every beat on the Tabla he understands himself a little better.