Dilip’s musical pursuits received unending inspirations from his father Late Kamalakanta Mukherjee. His uncle, Late Anadinath Chatterjee, took affectionate interest to initiate Dilip in tabla playing.
Later, he had the opportunity to learn with renowned tabla players like Ustad Jahangir Khan, Pandit Gobindo Bose and finally with the legendary Pandit Shyamal Bose. Dilip feels fortunate to be chosen to receive showering affection, blessings and rigorous training under the guru like Pandit Shyamal Bose for a stretch of 25 years.
Dilip gave huge number of performances in the country and abroad. He presented many solo recitals and also had the opportunity to provide tabla support to musicians like Pt. V.G. Jog, Pt. A. Kanan, Pt. Birju Maharaj, Ustad Munawar Ali Khan, Ustad Ali Ahmed Hussain Khan, Ustad Rasid Khan, Pandit Sanjoy Bandopadhyay, Pt. Samaresh Chowdhury to name a few.
He regularly performs at the All India Radio and Doordarshan. His tabla performances were warmly received by the music lovers of some countries in North America and Asia.
He served the M.I. University, Iowa, USA as a full time professor.
He participated in ‘Asian Festival’ in Japan in 2001.
He again represented India on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relationship between India and Japan in the year 2002. During this visit he performed a number of concerts in different cities in Japan.
His audio CDs and singles are available at iTunes and CD Baby that received warm responses from the music lovers from different parts of the world.
He is now attached to the Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata.