Sushil Kumar Jain
Born in 1946, Pt. Sushil Kumar Jain was initially inclined towards being a
vocalist but gradually found his vocation in Table playing. His early training
was done under Pt. Naurata Ram Mohan who was a music director with theatrical
companies at Ludhiana.
He belongs to the Punjab gharana, represented by such luminaries as Ustad
Malang Khan, Miyan Shauqat Hussain Khan Sahib, Miyan Qadir Bakhsh Khan Sahib.
The present khalifa of this gharana, Sangeet Acharya Lakshman Singh Seen taught
Pt. Sushil Kumar Jain.
gharana has a discrete style of tabla playing which is oriented towards Pakhawaj.
Pt. Jain has carved an analytical distinction for himself where intricate
compositions' assembly, pattern, factors are mutated. He has accompanied eminent
artists like Pt. Jasraj, Pt. Budhaditta Mukherjee, Late Pt. A. Kanan, Ustad
Jamaluddin Bharti, etc.
Pt. Jain has many radio recordings credited
to him. He has performed at many music programmes including the Harballabh
Sangeet Sammelan, where he has been a jury member also.
Currently, he is training many disciples in the art of percussion.