Biography

Jyoti Goho is an accomplished artist in the world of Hindustani classical music, noted for his astute sense of subtlety in the art of Harmonium accompaniment. He is one of the most sought after Harmonium artists and in great demand among the leading vocalists of the country.

Much known for his sensitive playing and appropriate embellishments, thereby enhancing the level of vocal performance to a significant extent, Jyoti Goho has been fortunate to have received accolades from one of the most treasured vocalists of all times, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi – with whom he has accompanied many times, among several other top vocalists — as being “extremely supportive as a Harmonium accompanist”. Jyoti Goho has performed in all the major music conferences of the country and toured virtually the length and breadth of the globe with his Harmonium, some of the countries being U.S.A., Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand. China is also one country where he is one of the few fortunate ones to have performed.

Son of Shri Shyam Sundar Goho and Shrimati Bela Goho, Jyoti Goho imbibed the art of singing by virtue of his mother’s melodious voice. As he grew up in a musical atmosphere, he persevered to learn classical vocal music from knowledgeable Gurus Shri Sanat Banerjee and Shri Biren Bose, until he came at the feet of the great maestro and Guru Pandit A. Kanan, who thereafter nurtured him out of his vast experience and also encouraged him to embark on a career as a Harmonium accompanist, a foresight that proved immensely fruitful in the long run. With subsequent training in Harmonium received under the meticulous care of Shri Deb Kumar Banerjee, Shri Jyoti Goho soon rose in stature to be a Harmonium accompanist of superlative standards within the country and abroad. His long association with the maestro vocalist Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty also helped him immensely in learning the exacting standards and techniques of sensitive accompaniment, treading on his ability to understand and adjust according to the mood and the spirit of the performer. Pandit Vijay Kumar Kichlu, the eminent singer and musicologist, also played the role of a true guardian in guiding Jyoti Goho to come to the limelight of professional stage all over the world.

Performances:

Jyoti Goho has been graciously fortunate to have accompanied the greatest luminaries of all times like Ustad Nisar Hussain Khan, Pandit Mallikarjun Mansur, Pandit Nivritbua Sarnayak, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Pandit A.Kanan, Pandit Prasun Banerjee, Pandit Jasraj, Vidushi Gangubai Hangal, Vidushi Meera Banerjee, Vidushi Malabika Kanan, Vidushi Shobha Gurtu and Vidushi Girija Devi.

Also he has constantly accompanied the great maestros Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty, Ustad Rashid Khan, Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar, Pandits Rajan & Sajan Mishra and Vidushi Parveen Sultana.

Jyoti Goho has always found a special place in his heart for the iconic singer Ustad Rashid Khan, who, in spite of being younger to him, has helped foster many a musical idea and imagination into his own creativity. With him he has not only traveled the length and breadth of the world for concerts, but has also appeared in numerous professional recordings under the most reputed labels.

Recent Awards:

  • Jnan Prakash Ghosh Award 2014 from Pt. Ajoy Chakrabarty
  • Batuk Nandy Smriti Samman 2015
  • Choughule Samman 2014 at Indore, Madhya Pradesh

Jyoti Goho is currently a member of the music faculty at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata.