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About Uthan

Uthan is a not-for-profit organisation which was founded with the blessings of the late Pandit Sharda Sahai Ji in 2006 and the devotion of volunteers.

Uthan’s aim is to encourage and foster good values through the medium of Tabla and to keep the legacy of the Benares Baaj alive through future generations.

Pandit Sharda Sahai Ji, the legendary tabla virtuoso, was widely regarded as one of India’s great ambassadors for tabla being at the forefront for the spread of Indian music in the East and West. As a performer, composer and educator, his contribution to the field of tabla was unmatched and achieved after long years of dedicated study under his father Pt. Bhagvati Sahai Ji, and his illustrious guru Pt. Kanthe Maharaj Ji.

"A tribute to a legend of the music world - Pt. Sharda Sahai Ji. The end of 2011 was a devastating time for all who knew the great Tabla maestro, Pt. Sharda Sahai Ji. It is unlikely that we will ever see, meet or hear a phenomenal performer, vidvaan musician and great human being all in one person. I had the great fortune of being a close disciple with whom he shared a lot of love and encouragement. I owe everything to my Guru Ji who taught me with love, dedication and devotion. He treated me like his son and we shared many laughs, lots of good music and discussion about life and music. I am forever indebted to him and thank the almighty who sent an angel like my Guru Ji to hold my hand and guide me. Forever yours, Bhupinder"

His motto was “teach every student as if they are to stay a lifetime with tabla” He never tired of placing the hand of a new student on the tabla. The freshness of his approach to teaching hooked his students, whatever their age.

Pandit Sharda Sahai Ji was a perfectionist. His skill on the tabla had been honed over years of practice and thoughtfulness. Pt. Sharda Sahai Ji was acclaimed wherever he went as a great performer and a phenomenal teacher.


Weekly SAA-uk Tabla Classes

Sunday's (Term Time) from 16:00 - 18:30

GNNSJ Gurdwara, Lady Pit Lane, Leeds, LS11 6DP, England

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Tabla Riyaaz Sessions

Nanaksar Thath Isher Darbar
1 Mander Street, Wolverhampton
WV3 0JU, England

For more info, contact Pritpal Singh Rai on 07554017034

1-2-1 Lessons

Available Upon Request

Contact Bhupinder Singh Chaggar on 07841 328571

Weekly Gurmat Sangeet Academy Classes

Looking for classes in the Midlands? Visit our partner organisation.

King Edwards (KEHS)
Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham
B15 2UB, England

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Bhupinder Chaggar

Narinderjit Singh

Pritpal Rai

Prabhjot Singh

Bhavanjot Rehal