Atul Shankar, a noteworthy flutist of the Benares gharana, was trained under his renowned grandfathers, Pt. Bhola Nath Prasanna and Pt. Ram Khelawan ji. His father is well-known Benares gharana shehnai player Pt. Rama Shankar. He is also a disciple of his uncle, flutist Ajay Prasanna. With an illustrious background as this, it is no wonder that Atul is the recipient of several awards including many from the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi. He has performed widely in India and is also an AIR and Doordarshan artiste.
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