the Kotali Gharana
family of Kotalipara, Faridpur, East Bengal, is
believed to be the pursuers of art, culture and
education from the ancient times. The musical tradition
starts glooming when one of the ancestors of the
family was introduced to Vishnupur Gharana (school),
and achieved prominence.
Biswabrata's great grandfather Late Kulachandra
Chakraborty and his brother Late Pandit Ramchandra
Chakraborty had their training from Ustad Jahur
Khan of Khurja Gharana (school).
Ramchandra had the honour of being
the court musician and scholar at the court of Maharaja
of Natore. Thus both the brothers had a wide contact
with many leading musicians of their time, and had
a phenomenal collection of musical wealth.
Having moved to Kolkata (Calcutta) with his rich
musical wealth, Biswabrata's grandfather, son of
Kulachandra, the great legend Late
Tarapada Chakraborty started taking his lessons
from the Maestro Late Pandit Satkari Malakar, especially
in Kheyal and Tappa and later under the guidance
of the Maestro Late Pandit Girijasankar Chakraborty.