Soumen was born in a musical family and started learning Sitar from his father Shri Sudhir Bhattacharjee ( himself a senior disciple of Pandit Manilal Nag) at a very tender age of five. He then came under the tutelage of Pandit Soumitra Lahiri at the age of eleven and has continued taking talim from him till date.
Under their able guidance,he has blossomed into one of the most promising prospects to carry forward the legacy of the Vishnupur Gharana.
An “A”graded Artist of AIR,he has been bestowed with many awards in his short but eventful career.
In 1996, he received the “National Scholarship” on Sitar from the Department of Culture, Govt. of India.
He then received the 'Pandit Gokul Nag Award’ on Sitar from Salt lake Cultural Association in 2000.
Was bestowed with the “Surmani ” title in ‘Kal Ke Kalakar Sangeet Sanmelan’ held in Mumbai in 2002.
Topped his M.A Examination in Music from Rabindra Bharati University and secured the ‘Gold Medal’.