Subrata De is the most promising name in Sitar today. A part of the Bishnupur Gharana and disciple of sitar maestro Pandit Manilal Nag, Subrata has not only earned his reputation as a performer, but as a cultural ambassador of India, propagating Indian culture in its purest form all over the world. He also works for cultural exchanges between India and foreign countries through concerts, lecture demonstrations and facilitating exchange programmes. Subrata De has been awarded Sangeet Praveen by Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad and Sangeet Bhaskar by Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh. Additionally, he has received the National Scholarship from the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Government of India. He has also been selected on the panel of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) as a musician and teacher. Further he has been associated with the All India Radio as a graded artist since 1990. He has given performances in various national and international festivals.