Pandit Premkumar Mallick

Profile Image

Pandit Premkumar Mallick is a leading exponent of the Darbhanga Dhrupad court music tradition, named for a former state near the Nepalese border. It is said that his ancestor once ended a drought in the area through singing the rain-bringing Raag Megh, and the family still live on land gifted to them by the Maharajah as a result. He often performs with family members including Samit and Ramkumar. Their style of Dhrupad is marked by intricate rhythmic elaboration and a lively approach to composed forms, as well as strong poetic influence.

Darbar believes in the power of Indian classical music to stir, thrill, and inspire. Explore our YouTube channel, or subscribe to the Darbar Concert Hall to watch extended festival performances, talk and documentaries in pristine HD and UHD quality. 

Other artists you may like

Pelva Naik

Pelva Naik is one of India’s finest young Dhrupad vocalists. She is also one of the few women who sing the style, but...

read more

Wasifuddin Dagar

Ustad Wasifuddin Dagar is a modern Dhrupad vocal master, blending patient phrases with fine rhythmic control and an...

read more

Nirmalya Dey

Pandit Nirmalya Dey is a master vocalist of the Dagarvani Dhrupad, known for patient, detailed elaboration of some of...

read more

Uday Bhawalkar

Pandit Uday Bhawalkar is a leading Dhrupad singer. As a teenager he trained at the Dhrupad Kendra in Bhopal, and now...

read more

See Full Festival concerts from our extensive archive,
and hundreds of other exclusive performances with
Darbar Player

Download our app and watch on the go
New exclusive releases every month
Watch anytime, anywhere


Free for 3 days. Cancel anytime.
Pay £9.95/month

Follow us

Keep up to date with the latest news, events, music and musings across our social channels

YouTube latest

For hundreds more clips and shorts, vist our YT page here