Swarnabha Gupta is a Guitarist/Music Producer/Sitar Player based in Pune, Maharashtra. Born and brought up in Kolkata, Swarnabha was initiated into Sitar and Indian Classical Music at the age of 5 by guru Shree Anil Baran Kar, a senior disciple of Pt. Ajoy Sinha Roy, the great sitar exponent of the Maihar Gharana. He has been studying Indian Classical Music extensively under the guidance of Sitar Maestro Subhranil Sarkar of the Etawah Gharana since 2008, and has been researching on the translation and adaptation of traditional forms of Indian vocal music ( eg: Khayal, Thumri ) for instruments not traditionally of an Indian origin. Always fascinated by the heavier genres of music, Swarnabha started playing guitar at the age of 10, and has been experimenting with blending eastern and western genres of music for quite some years. He is a founding member of Progressive Rock/Heavy Metal band ShredxXx and Hindi Pop-Rock band Riyaz. Swarnabha is also a musical content developer for video game giants Ubisoft and has worked in various feature films, web series, audiobooks, major label and indie singles and albums as a freelancing session artist and/or music producer.