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Bhattacharya (TriDeb Instruments) &
chatturangui is a guitar type plucked lute and member of the
chordophone family of musical instruments. It is played with a slide.
Since the 1940's the Hawaiian slide guitar was introduced to Calcutta
(Kolkata) India by Mr. Tau Moe and his band. The 1960s were considered
to be the golden era for the slide guitar as it became used in early
filmi (film music) bands. Numerous musicians picked up the guitar like
Sunil Ganguly, Rajat Nandi, Sujit Nath, Abhijit Nath and Kaji
Aniruddha were all renowned for their contributions to Indian film
music. Not until quite recently the slide guitar had the foot hold in
Indian Classical Music. However the use of the slide dates back to the
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