Mir Naqibul Islam is a young classical artist of this generation. Mir is a regular performer in the classical music arena of Dhaka and New York both as a soloist and an accompanist. Though trained in purely traditional style, he is open to any genre of music and love to incorporate those flavors in his playing. He is fortunate to have Shri Ashoke Paul as his guru who is a disciple of Padmabhushan Pandit Jnan Prakash ghosh. Through the past seventeen years and counting, guidance of Shri Ashoke Paul has enabled Mir to learn the technical and aesthetical aspects of Tabla playing. Mir has also learnt from Janab Syed Hafizur Rahman, Shri Madan Gopal Das,Pandit Gopal Mishra and Pandit Suresh Talwalkar. At present, Mir is taking talim from Pandit Anindo Chatterjee and Shri Ashoke Paul.