Mayookh Bhaumik was born on November 14,
1977 in New Jersey. He
began performing on television, radio, and various stages from the age
five. He was acknowledged as a child prodigy by Ustad Ali Akbar Khan
in 1981 at the age of four. At seven, he won the NY State Under 18
Science Award for creating an original string instrument.
Mayookh returned to India to train under Pandit Jnan Prakash Ghosh and
is currently under the training of Ustad Sabir Khan of the Farukhabad
Gharana. He also studies under Kathak legend Padmabhushan Pandit Birju
Mayookh entered the music industry very early and was a studio
musician by age twelve. He has played with various artistes of global
repute including: Ustad Vilayat Khan, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Ustad
Sabir Khan, Pandit Birju Maharaj, Pandit Jasraj, Pandit V.G. Jog,
Pandit Monilal Nag, Pandit Ramesh Mishra, Tarun Bhattacharya,
Siddharth Chaudhuri, Mani Shankar, Niladri Kumar, Farukh Fateh Ali
Khan and Jean Michel Pilc.
Currently managed as a recording artiste by Jon Waxman Associates, he
is a nominated associate of the GRAMMY AWARDS COMMITTEE (National
Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences - NARAS) being the youngest
Asian on the board to date.
He is featured on over fifteen released and internationally marketed
albums, including his own solo album "The Beginning" on Gathani
Records, and also with Pandit V.G. Jog, Smt. Purnima Chaudhuri, Ustad
Sabir Khan, Pandit Ramesh Mishra, Siddharth Chaudhuri and Mani
In August of 2000 Mayookh and brother Mainak, a noted filmmaker of
Calcutta, founded Black Coffee Productions, a grassroots organization
that brings classical arts to the youth of India through open public
performances, a first in the history of the Indian classical music
He has also composed music for films and ads in India and the United
States including "Vola's Ticket" and "Aashi".