About Sangeet Milon

About Sangeet Milon

Sangeet Milon,Bharatiya Sangeet Shodh Evam SanrakshanSansthan is dedicated to the promotion of indian classical music and culture.

Our mission is to form a Gurukul Shikshan Sansthan where students will be taught in lines of guru-shishya parampara– teaching them finer nuances and gayaki styles of classical and semi classical music.

Encouraging, sponsoring, scholarship to needy, meritorious students of music, who wish to pursue the subject and provide them with a platform to bring their talent to the forefront.


To hold All India Annual Music Competitions of both classical, semiclassical vocal and instrumental music. To organise cultural programmes, seminars and workshops from time to time for discussion and promotion of classical and semi classical music.

Felicitation of senior, eminent doyens of music who may have retired from their active field. Promoting research and development of new thoughts and ideas in the field of music.


Milon Debnath, born on April 6, 1954, in Coomilla district of Bangladesh spent his childhood and early years in Agartala, Tripura. His early education in music were from his father, Late Sri DuniChand Debnath and his elder brother Late Sri Vidhu Bhushan Debnath. Having completed his Visharad from Agartala in 1975, he came to Lucknow in 1979 for advanced training in Indian Classical Music from Bhatkhande Music Institute , Lucknow . He was awarded Sangeet Nipun degree from the same institute in 1981. . He took his formal training from renowned Indian Classical vocalists, Ustad Niyaz Ahmed and Faiyaz Ahmed Khan of Kirana Gharana in Bombay in the year 1980.

During the course of training in Bhatkhande Music Academy, he felt certain inadequacies in the existing teaching methodology and this inspired the creation of the book “Sangeet Milon” Part I and II. This text book of music covers the syllabus till Nipun degree. It is based on “Guru Shishya Parampara” principle. In 1999 he brought out Sangeet Milon Part III which is a critical analysis of Bhatkhande’s collection of Kramik Pustak Maalika Part I to VI.

Inspired by the ethics of “Guru Shishya Parampara” a music school was established in C–1036/37, Mahanagar,Lucknow and to assist in its development an organization “Sanskriti” was founded in the year 1990. In the year 2000 , he brought out Sangeet Sankalan in 3 volumes which is a compilation of selected bandishes from the 6 volumes of Kramik Pustak Maalika authored by Pt. Vishnu Narain Bhatkhande, and bandishes from the works of Pt. SN Ratanjankar, Pt. Dinkar Kaikini & Pt. GN Natu. In these three volumes sections on each raga is complete with songs, ‘swar vistaras’, and ‘taan’ which give a complete picture of the raga and are greatly helpful to teachers and students initiated into the world of music.

He presently resides in C-1036/37 Mahanagar, Lucknow.

Our Executive Committee

Patron in Chief
Dr Gourdas Choudhuri, Gurgaon
Chairman, Dept of Gastroenterlogy &
Hepatobiliary Sciences, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon &
HOD of Gastroenterology, SGPGIMS, Lucknow

Patron & Advisor

Surendra Kumar Jaiswal, Lucknow

Prominent name in hotel industry being the President of UP Hotel
& Restaurant Association. Vice President of Federation of Hotel &
Restaurant Association of India. Honorary Secretary of Hotel & Restaurant
Association of Northern India and also in theBoard of Governor of FIHM Noida


Sunil Srivastava, Mumbai

Former Deputy Managing Director of State Bank of India and a patron
of classical arts

Dr Saubhagya Vardhan, Chandigarh

Former Director of NZCC and mentor of Sangeet Milon

VidushiMeena Banerjee, Kolkata

Music critic and musicologist and is closely associated with Sangeet
Milon since its inception

Kajal Ghose, Mumbai

Former Chief General Manager of State Bank of India and closely
associated with Sangeet Milon right from the beginning

Pt Shirish R Shah, Mumbai

Businessman, Sitar Artist and mentor of Sangeet Milon


Founder & President

Pt Milon Debnath, Lucknow

Founder of the organisation, Musicologist
& Author of Sangeet Milon & Sangeet Sankalp.


Vice President

Arundhati Choudhuri, Lucknow

Educationist  with passionate
involvement in classical music

Dr Nishtha Sharma, Agra

Assistant Professor in Music Faculty,MGPG College, Firozabad

Expertise in vocal music, Bharatnatyam Dance form & Theatre



Anjana Mishra, Lucknow

Author, poet and litterateur in Hindi language


Joint Secretary

Madhur Bhatnagar, Lucknow

Former Faculty of Loreto College, Lucknow and music lover

Ashish Narayan Tripathi, New Delhi

Classical vocal artist and Founder of Swarveni Academy, New Delhi



Manjula Roye, Mumbai

Specialised in classical art


Rajesh Ojha, Lucknow

Expertise in management and fond of music


Secretary Events

Panchali Deb Barma, Agartala

Asst Director, Sepahijala, District Information & Cultural Affairs Offices

Expertise in field of Culture of North East

Shankar Sen, Agartala

Classical music artist

Dr Sukalpa Mukherjee, Varanasi

Faculty of Sunbeam School Varanasi and a classical music expert.

Sqn Leader Rakhi Agarwal, (Retd) Lucknow

Classical music expert

Ravi Goswami, Lucknow

Formerly of Sangeet Natak Akademi, Lucknow


Program Management

Deepak Kr Saha

Founder : Envisage Communique
Brand Communique & Event Promotion