Aspiring to create a global and seamless community of Indian classical music rasikas, Saptak is unwavering in its stance. The Trust has on its board only musicians and connoisseurs committed to the ideals with which Saptak was formed.
The Trust does not believe in commercialising music. Over the years, the institution has developed a supportive network, which backs its initiatives without overshadowing its unique spirit and style of functioning.
Trust is engaged in:
- Running the Saptak School of Music,
- Organising the Annual Saptak Festival, programmes to showcase new talent and seasonal music festivals
- Developing Saptak Archives
Pt. Shri Nandan Mehta - Pt. Shri Nandan Mehta occupies a special place in the cultural landscape of Ahmedabad. Trained under Padma Vibhushan Pt. Kishan Maharaj, Shri Nandan Mehta is an outstanding tabla exponent of the Banaras Baaj. Apart from being a noted performer and a guru, he is respected as an institution builder who has helped promote our rich musical heritage.
Smt. Rupande Shah - A noted performer, mentor and connoisseur, Smt Rupande Shah has explored an entire spectrum of performing arts right from classical dance, Hindustani classical vocal music and theatre. Her renditions combine the styles of different gharanas such as Gwalior, Agra, Mewati, and Banaras.
Smt. Manju Mehta - A sitarist of repute, Smt. Manju Mehta is a highly respected artiste in India today. As a Guru at Saptak, she mentors and inspires not just students who have taken up Sitar but other forms of instrumental music such as Sarod and Flute as well.
Smt. Bharati Parikh - Hailing from a family known for its philanthropism, Smt Bharatiben always had passion for music. Initiated into Indian Classical Music at a young age, she is committed to preserving this rich legacy. She is closely associated with the activities and programmes at Saptak.
Prof. D.D.Trivedi - A well known music connoisseur, Prof. D.D. Trivedi is an educationist and management consultant. He is associated with several reputed institutions such as the IIM, Ahmedabad, Management Development Institute, Delhi, UTI Institute of Capital Markets, among others. He was also the Head of the Department of Management Studies at HL College of Commerce, a premier institute in Ahmedabad.
Sushri Hetal Mehta Joshi - Hetal Mehta Joshi is the daughter of well known tabla player Pt. Nandan Mehta & sitarist Manju Mehta. Born into a family of eminent musicians, Hetal has learnt the Tabla from a very young age from her father Shri Nandan Mehta, senior most disciple of Padma Vibhushan Pt.Kishan Maharaj, the illustrious Tabla maestro of the Benaras Gharana from Gujarat.
Shri Prafull Anubhai - A music connoisseur, Shri Prafull Anubhai spearheads Saptak’s latest initiative of digitising Indian classical music for posterity. With professional expertise in management and management studies, Prafull Anubhai heads Arohi Consultants and also officiates as the Chairman/Director of several companies engaged in Textiles, Pharmaceuticals, Finance, Oil-field Equipment, Fine Chemicals etc.
Shri H.C.Kapasi - A versatile and artistically inclined person, Shri Himmatlal Kapasi combines several interests. He is an educationist, a music connoisseur, a film columnist and critic and a sports enthusiast. He has also authored two books Cinerag (on films) and Swarlok (on Music).