Dhrubesh Chandra Regmi, PhD

Dhrubesh is a rare exponent of sitar belonging to the illustrious musical family of Nepal. His great grandfather Dev C Regmi is credited for pioneering sitar in Nepal. His grandfather Krishna C Regmi was the recipient of coveted Indra Rajya Laxmi Award for his contribution to the Nepali music. The musical environment at home inculcated a deep interest of music in Dhrubesh’s tender mind and heart. Under the tutelage of his father Prof Satish C Regmi, he honed his skills as he grew up and subsequently joined the music school, such as, Gandharva Mahavidhyalaya in India and subsequently in Delhi University. He also did graduation in law alongside the pursuits in the classical music.

Dhrubesh feels himself very fortunate to avail lessons from the likes of Prof Anil Dhar, Pundit Binay Chandra Maudgalya (Bhaiji) in Delhi, Most importantly, he systematically and relentlessly learnt sitar with the legendary maestro Pt. Uma Shankar Mishra in accordance with guru-shishya (master-disciple) tradition for many years. Dhrubesh became the first musician to hold PhD degree in music in Nepal. He was awarded Doctor of Philosophy from Delhi University for his dissertation titled “History of music in Nepal with special reference to classical music during the Rana period.”

Dhrubesh an Associate Professor at Padma Kanya Multiple Campus, Tribhuvan University is now a respected name in the field of music in Nepal. He is also a recipient of various prestigious awards and prizes, He has been also appointed “Goodwill Ambassador for Nepal Tourism Year 2011” by the Nepal Tourism Board of Nepal Government. Dhrubesh is one of the founder members of popular Classical and Nepali folk musical group Sukarma. He has travelled extensively many parts of the world and published more than 13 audio visual Compact disc. Recently, as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Dhrubesh has also completed his Post Doctorate and Artistic work on the theme of music for peace and harmony in The Graduate Centre, City University of New York, United States of America.