Bhattacharya is a nearly legendary ethnographic
musicologist. He made it his life's work to seek out the
most unique, distinctively ethnic forms of music on the
planet and record them before they faded away into the
made several documentary films and recorded over twenty
albums of music, such as tribal music from the Middle
music of the Gypsies, and that of the Bauls and Qawals of
made his home in Paris and passed away in 2001.