Chatur Lal

Chatur Lal
Chatur Lal
Born 1925
Died October 1965 (aged 39–40)
Genres Indian classical music
Instruments tabla
Associated acts Ali Akbar Khan, Ram Narayan, Ravi Shankar
Website Official website

Chatur Lal (1925 - October 1965), was an Indian tabla player. Lal toured with Ravi Shankar, Aashish Khan, Vasant Rai, and Ali Akbar Khan in the 1950s and early 60s and helped popularize the tabla in Western countries.[2] Chatur Lal was born 1925 in Udaipur, Rajasthan.[2] Lal died October 1965.[3] His legacy is maintained by the Pandit Chatur Lal Memorial Society and his elder son Charanjit Chaturlal, his daughter-in-law Meeta Lal, his granddaughter Shruti Lal, and his grandson Pranshu Lal.


  1. ^ Sorrell, Neil; Narayan, Ram (1980). Indian Music in Performance: a practical introduction. Manchester University Press. p. 16. ISBN 0719007569. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  2. ^ a b Naimpalli, Sadanand (2005). Theory and Practice of Tabla. Popular Prakashan. p. 107. ISBN 8179911497. Retrieved 2009-03-31. 
  3. ^ Sorrell 1980, p. 26

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