Maestro Pt. Tarun Bhattacharya is a visionary who prefers to call his instrument 'Shata Tantri Veena', the original Vedic name. He    has  set  on  a  mission  to  realize  his dream to revive the age-old Indian name of this    very traditional classical instrument, (reference of which has been found in the 'Vedas'), instead of the derived Persian name.

 Pt. Tarun Bhattacharya  strongly believes that   Indian    Classical     Music    is like    a therapeutic     (positive)     drug . The  early introduction of this ‘drug’ in  schools and colleges shall help in bringing forth and develop the sensibilities of  a young adolescent mind, making him/her more humane.. He  doesn’t  believe  in  making musician out   of every   individual, but he strongly believes  that   through  the   power of music individuals   can   be   made compassionate, peace loving and of course musical.Maestro Pt. Tarun Bhattacharya is firm believer in the continuance of legacy and rich heritage of Indian classical music and in the Guru-Shishya parampara. To further this dream and belief he set up a unique institution Santoor Ashram a traditional   'Gurukul'   in a   village   near  to Calcutta. He dreams that one day, quite soon, Indian    Classical    Music    will    be  introduced at the grass root level, in schools and colleges. Maestro Tarun Bhattacharya’s humanitarian   nature   is manifested through his  efforts  of imparting music lessons to very talented    yet   financially    underprivileged music   students.   The Ashram provides them free stay and hospitality instruments and of course music lessons thereby maintaining the purest form of Guru Shishya parampara. Santoor Ashram,     situated     amidst     the peaceful   tranquility   and   greenery of rural Bengal, has helped shape the careers of some of the recognized musicians of today. Despite financial constraints Pt Tarun Bhattacharya continuously strives to develop and shape young, promising  classical  music careers continuing our rich musical heritage.