Abhirup Roy is a very versatile and highly talented young Tabla virtuoso from Kolkata, India. He belongs to a Gharana (a specific special way of representing the musicology of particular performing style which includes the aesthetics, flavours and the touch of tradition) which is in itself royal by nature and extremely rich in its foundation that is the Benaras Gharana. He is one of the new genre exponents of the instrument Tabla and is keen on escalating the instrument’s popularity along with the traditional style of playing to newer and greater heights.
The year 1987 was the blessed year for the Roy family to have Abhirup for the first time in their life as a gift of god. On that particular year, the members of the family distinctly felt that they have got their new patron to carry forward their musical legacy. His father Shri Swarup Roy is the very first disciple of legendary tabla wizard and guru Pandit Kumar Bose and his mother is a singer of the songs in genre of Rabindranath Tagore. Not only that, his grandfather Late Shri Niranjan Roy was a music critic and a great motivator for the folk music (especially in Nadia district) of West Bengal which is popularly or widely known as “Baul Gaan” and for him artists like Purnadas Baul, Goshto Gopal came into limelight. Therefore the culture of music helped Roy to get the motivation towards his further musical journey.