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Chintan was born in the cultural ambience of Bhavnagar city, Gujarat, an erstwhile princely state with a musical heritage of nurturing stalwarts like Padmashri Pt. Balwantrai Bhatt, Pt. Yashwantrai Purohit, Pt. Rasiklal Andhariya. He received his initial musical tutelage from his parents, both being scholastic teachers of music & musicology and also from their Guru, Shri Laxmipati Shukla, a noted disciple of the legendary musician, Pt. Omkarnath Thakur and also from Shri Ashvin Andharia who is a nephew of Late Pt. Rasiklal Andharia.

The journey began, with Chintan, after standing first (Bhavnagar Centre) in the Sangeet Alankar examination conducted by Bruhad Gujarat Sangeet Samiti, and joined Lalit Kala Kendra of Pune University for Masters degree in classical music where he received National Scholarship from Govt. of India; and completed the course under the mentorship of Dr. Vikas Kashalkar and Shri Vijay Koparkar, the noted Classical Khyal Vocalists.

Chintan surrendered his heart and soul to the tutelage of Guru Pt. Uday Bhawalkar in the true tradition of Guru Shishya Parampara in 2005, Pt. Uday Bhawalkar is the standard torch bearer of Dhrupad of today's India, who groomed himself under Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar and Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar, the maestros from the ancient school of music, 'Dagar Vaani', represented by the legendary Dagar family.

Chintan became scholar at ITC Sangeet Reserach Academy in 2013. He was awarded the Junior Research Fellowship from Govt. of India for Dhrupad studies in 2014. He has been honoured 'B High' grade by All India Radio as a Dhrupad Vocalist. Chintan has been performing in many major festivals in India and has been touring abroad for his concerts and workshops regularly. He has performed and conducted workshops in Canada, UK, USA, Germany, and Austria. He has been teaching students by online teachings since more than a decade.

Chintan started a new centre for Dhrupad Music in Vadodara under the banner of “Alembic Dhrupad Foundation” in Gujarat in 2020.

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Chintan has performed at the following places in India:

  • NCPA-Mumbai for ‘Promising Artist’ series, “Uttaradhikar” for Raza Foundation Delhi, For National Convention SPICMACAY Surat, Dadar Matunga Cultural Centre-Mumbai, For ICCR ‘Horizon Series’,

  • Baaja Gaaja 2012-Pune,

  • ‘Barsi’ in memory of Late Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar Sahab,

  • Ustaad Allarakha Sangeet Sammelan in Hoshiyarpur, Punjab,

  • Y.B. Chavhan hall for ‘Rangswar’,

  • Kala Coast Music Festival Udupi,

  • ‘Adityaramji Shastriya Sangeet Mahotsav’ by Gujarat Rajya Sangeet Natak Academy, in Junagadh,

  • Devnandan Ubheykar festival Bangalore,

  • Yuva Dhrupad Festival, Pune for Veena Foundation & Gandharva Mahavidyalaya,

  • Suburban Music circle - Mumbai,

  • At the birth place and residence of Swami Vivekananda ji in Kolkata,

  • Shri Anand Mayi Maa Ashram- Kolkata, Malhar Festival Pune, Gharana Sammelan Nalasopara, Mumbai,

  • Kala Coast Music Festival 2015, Udupi,

  • Latur, Talegaon, Ahmednagar, Nainital, Dharwad, Dwarka, Vadodara etc.

Chintan had performed concerts in Canada, USA, UK in last few years and also has taught at various places and conducted workshops, out of which the few major venues were:

  • The Malhar Group – Toronto,

  • Sivananda Centre – Valmorin, Canada,

  • Sivananda Centre - Montreal,

  • The Lahacienda CreaGve Studios - Montreal, Swarsadhana – Toronto,

  • ‘Dharana’ Berlin - Germany,

  • ‘Alankar Music Society’ - Vienna,

  • Pur Yoga – Drummondville, - Canada

  • Sitar Music Society – Leicester - UK,

  • Cotham Church, Bristol, - UK,

  • Dhrupad Music Society – Oaklands College – London, The Apiary Studios - London, etc.

Chintan also conducted workshops at various places in India which include:

  • ‘Mahagami’ Dance Gurukul - Aurangabad,

  • Harmony School of Music - Mumbai,

  • FTI - Film and Television Institute - Pune,

  • Intensive workshop for SPICMACAY National Convention @ Surat Centre for Excellence - Bhavnagar, Gujarat,

  • M.S. University, Music Department, Vadodara,

  • Vallabh Vidya Nagar, Gujarat,

  • IIT Pavai - Mumbai for SPICMACAY on recommendion of Ustad Bahauddin Dagar, Ramkrishna Mission Rajkot,

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