Ashrukana pal is an accomplished vocalist, belongs from the traditional Kirana Gharana. Born on June 28, 1956, at Chandannagar, West Bengal to a family, who believes in the true culture of India and appreciates music as an art of highest grade. From her childhood, she was fond of music, as music runs as usual in her veins. Ashrukana received training in the tradition of Kirana Gharana from the eminent Singer Late Nalinikanta Chakraborty, a highly respected musician. Later she took further training from several luminaries including late Pandit kamal Bandyopadhyay, Tanima Thakur. Afterwards, she learnt from late Pandit Srikant Bakhre, Shyamal Chattopadhyay (HOD MUSIC BURDWAN UNIVERSITY) & Late Srikanta Kole. She had achieved (Vocal) degree in music. She has performed in Calcutta, Bhagalpur and other major cities in India. She has also glimpses of her glorious performances in Sreerampore Sangeet Samaj. Her list of invited performances includes Sangeet Research Academy in Calcutta, Bhasa Parisad in Kolkata.She has the possession of a golden voice, ranging more than three octaves, with the ultimate proficiency of coloratura and gorgeous tonality.Capturing immense knowledge, musical aesthetics,& perfection over the Classical and Semi-Classical Vocal genre are the salient features of Ashru’s music. Her performance circumscribes the styles and mostly the priceless compositions established by Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Ustad Ameer Khan and other maestros of the Gharana.
Ashrukana, the proud wife of the excellent musician Madhusudan Pal, is a rare vocalist of her generation, has received voluminous training of two illustrious Gharanas(schools) of Khayal singing from Pt.Kamal Bandyopadhyay of Indore Gharana.Musicians like Parveen Sultana , Dilshad Khan, Ruma Guhathakurta, Manjusree Roychowdhury, Durga Sen, Suprabha Sarkar, Mira Banerjee; she came in close with them and contained herself up with their blessings and priceless musical advice.
The combination of artistry and a unique quality of her mind has made her a natural ‘GURU MAA’. Not only she teaches several students but also nurtures their inner talent, gives lessons of discipline and subsequently, cares for their musical future. She is a sensible person and takes extreme care of her pupil alike a mother.