Prinsep Ghat is a Ghat built during British Raj, along the river bank of Hooghly and on its bank on Kolkata side. The Palladian porch in the memory of eminent orientalist James Prinsep, famous for deciphering the inscriptions of Ashoka, was designed by W. Fitzgerald and constructed in 1843.
It is located between the Water Gate and the St George's Gate of the Fort William. It was built in 1841 and named after James Prinsep, the Anglo-Indian scholar and antiquary. The monument rich in Greek and Gothic inlays, was restored by the state's public works department in November 2001 and has since been well-maintained.
(Event managed and conceptualized by Cherry Tree)
Pandit Shivkumar Sharma is synonymous with the musical instrument he plays - the santoor. His father Pandit Uma Dutta Sharma asked him to set an example by taking up the ancient folk instrument to play classical music. In 1967, he teamed up with flute maestro Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia and guitar legend Pandit Brijbhushan Kabra to produce Call of the Valley, which was one of the greatest hits of Indian classical music. His tie-up with Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia also got tremendous acclaim in Bollywood as the Shiv-Hari duo scored music for some of the greatest musical hits of the Indian cinema. He got the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, the Padma Shri, and the Padma Vibhushan.
Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia took lessons in classical music from Pandit Rajaram, Pandit Bholanath Prasanna and later from Vidushi Annapurna Devi. He collaborated with western musicians such as John McLaughlin, Jan Garbarek and Ken Lauber. He also performed on the Beatles' song the Inner Light, written by George Harrison. Hariprasadji has performed Indian classical music around the world and he is the artistic director of world music department at the Rotterdam Music Conservatory in the Netherlands. He got the Sangeet Natak Akademi award, the Konark Samman, the Padma Bhushan and the PadmaVibhushan. He also got honours from the Dutch and the French governments.
"Cherry Tree is a professional event management and a brand activation company started in Kolkata over 10 years ago. As a natural progression we have emerged as a turn key event services provider for Corporate Events, Live Concerts, Brand Promotions, Road Shows amongst other avenues for marketing.
Cherry Tree works as an in house partner division with leading brands and venues nationwide, enabling us to create events and experiences that are unique, memorable and are delivered with niche quality standards. We provide an edge to our clients with a complete 360 degrees' approach for the brands and properties we work with - right from conceptulization, design philosophy until seamless execution"