World's Youngest Tabla Performer
Guiness Book of World Records
Quoting Guinness Book of World Record as on the date of recognizing him as The Youngest Table Performer.
"The youngest tabla performer is Truptraj Atul Pandya (b. 23 Oct 2006, India), who performed live on All India Radio on 28 October 2009, at the age of 3 years 5 days. Truptraj has given over 50 public performances to date. His father recalls Truptraj's "natural attraction" to percussion instruments from the age of 15 months. His repertoire is mainly folk and devotional music, and his father Atul often provides vocal accompaniment to his son's performances."
As of today, he has delivered more than 200 Public Performances and 2 TEDx Talks.
After winning the Guinness Book World Record, Truptraj has been performing endlessly and mastering his skills. He is dearly loved in the musician community. Legends like Ustad Zakir Hussain, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasiya and Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan have bestowed their blessings on him and have been helping Truptraj get better with his skills day by day.
Master Truptraj Pandya also dreams of becoming a cricketer and a better tabla player when he grows up. Currently he is honing his tabla skills under the tutelage of some able guru. He also loves to play football.
AWARDED PRADHAN MANTRI RASHTRIYA BAL PURASKAR
BY PRESIDENT RAM NATH KOVID FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE FIELD OF ARTS & CULTURE
Truptraj has been invited, twice, as Speaker and Performer at TEDx Hinduja, Mumbai and TEDx Bandra, Mumbai to give talk on his love for music and passion for playing Tabla.
Truptraj has given more than 200 public performances and have been invited as guest of honor at major events like Mind Mingle Inspirational Festival, Seminars and stage shows.
Time and again, all leading local, national and international television channels, newspapers and radio stations have interviewed him and aired his story and performance of Truptraj Pandya.