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Biography of a Musician Govind Sadashiv Tembe

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Govind Sadashiv Tembe                      Musician (Harmonium) Born: June 5, 1881, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India Died: October 9, 1955 Genre: Hindustani classical music Govind Sadashiv Tembe, popularly known as Govindrao Tembe, was…

A Biography of Ustad Mushtaq Ali Khan

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Upto the 1960s India was a feudal society. The rich were very rich, the poor were mired in abject poverty. There was hardly any middle class. However, India's history of…

Baba Alauddin Khan Says Ali Akbar Was Only Born to Learn Music

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Ustad Ali Akbar Khan was the son of Baba Alauddin Khan, one of the greatest exponents of Indian classical music. There is an interesting anecdote about Ali Akbar Khan's childhood.…

Shivkumar Sharma Started Learning Tabla And Vocals From His Father

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In 1955, a 17-year-old artist was invited to play Santoor at the prestigious Haridass Sangeet Sammelan in Mumbai. But shortly before the event, he put forth a unique condition before…

Pandit Omkarnath Thakur Was First Honored With The Padma Shri Award

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On August 15, 1947, the day India gained independence, the entire nation woke up to the sublime tune of Vande Matram being aired on All India Radio. A noted musician…

A Biography of Vocalist Vikas Kashalkar

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Vikas Kashalkar Vocalist Born: July 16, 1950, Pandharkaoda, Maharashtra, India Vikas Kashalkar is a noted Hindustani classical vocalist, scholar, teacher and musicologist. He has received training in the Gwalior, Jaipur…

सबसे पहले पद्मश्री अवॉर्ड से पंडित ओंकार नाथ ठाकुर को सम्मानित किया गया था

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15 अगस्त 1947 यानी देश की आजादी का दिन। इस दिन पूरे देश में वंदे मातरम प्रसारित किया गया। सरदार वल्लभभाई पटेल के न्यौते पर एक नामी गिरामी कलाकार ने…

Biography on an Indian Playback Singer Hemant Kumar

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Hemant Kumar Playback singer Born: June 16, 1920, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India Died: September 26, 1989, Kolkata, West Bengal, India Hemanta Mukherjee, often credited as Hemant Kumar, was an Indian…

Biography on an Indian Playback Singer Mukesh

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Mukesh Playback singer Born: July 22, 1923, Delhi, British India Died: August 27, 1976, Detroit, Michigan, United States Mukesh Chand Mathur, better known as Mukesh, was one of the most…

A Biography of Vocalist Veena Sahasrabuddhe

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Veena Sahasrabuddhe Vocalist Born: September 14, 1948, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India Died: June 29, 2016, Pune, Maharashtra, India Awards: Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Hindustani Music – Voca (2013) Veena…

A Biography of an Indian Playback Singer Hariharan

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Hariharan Playback singer Born: April 3, 1955 (age 61), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India Genre: Indian classical music, ghazals Awards: Padma Shri (2004) Hariharan is an Indian playback and ghazal singer, whose…

Biography of Indian Playback Singer Manna Dey

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Manna Dey Playback singer Born: May 1, 1919, Calcutta, British India Died: October 24, 2013, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India Awards: Padma Bhushan (2005) Genres    Playback singing, qawwali, ghazals, classical, semi classical…

Biography of Singer Krishna Gundopant Ginde

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Krishna Gundopant Ginde Singer & musician Birth: 26 December, 1925, Bailhongal, Belgaum, Karnataka, India Death: 13 July, 1994, Calcutta, West Bengal, India Krishna Gundopant Ginde was a Hindustani classical singer,…

Biography of ‎Hindustani ‎classical ‎vocalist Jayashree R. Patanekar

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Jayashree Patanekar Vocalist Born: July 13, 1943, Belgaon, Karnataka, India Genre: Hindustani classical music Jayashree R. Patanekar is a ‎Hindustani ‎classical ‎vocalist. She has received training in ‎the Gwalior, Jaipur…

Biography of Famous Indian Singer Master Madan

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Master Madan Vocalist Born: December 28, 1927, Khanna, Jalandhar, Punjab Died: June 5, 1942, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India Master Madan, a child prodigy, died at the young age of 14…

Biography of Classical Singer Nirmala Devi

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Nirmala Devi Vocalist, actor Born: 1927, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India Died: 15 June, 1996, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Nirmala Devi, also known as Nirmala Arun, was an Indian film actress in…

Biography of Guitar Player Debasis Chakroborty

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Debasis Chakroborty Musician (Indian classical slide guitar) Born: 9 June 1961, Calcutta, West Bengal, India Genre: Indian classical music, World music Debasis Chakroborty is an Indian classical slide guitar player…

Biography of Vocalist and musician Hemant Pendse

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Hemant Pendse Vocalist and musician Hemant Pendse, a rising star on the horizon of the Indian classical music has by now established his own identity. Born in Dhule, Maharashtra, he…

Biography of Sitar Player Mushtaq Ali Khan

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Mushtaq Ali Khan Musician (Sitar) Born: June 20, 1911, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India Died: July 21, 1989, Kolkata, West Bengal, India Awards: Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Hindustani Music -…

Biography of a Classical Singer Pandit Vijay Sardeshmukh

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Pandit Vijay Sardeshmukh Vocalist Born: 23 June 1952, Pune, Maharashtra, India Genre: Hindustani Classical Music Pandit Vijay Sardeshmukh is a noted Indian classical vocalist. He was a disciple of music…

Biography of Narayan Shripad Rajhans

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Narayan Shripad Rajhans              Singer Born: June 26, 1888, Palus, Maharashtra, India Died: July 15, 1967, Pune, Maharashtra, India Awards: Padma Bhushan (1964) Narayan Shripad Rajhans, better known as Bal Gandharva…

Biography of a Tabla Player Chandrakant Kamat

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Chandrakant Kamat Musician (Tabla) Born: November 26, 1933, Dhule, Maharashtra, British India Died: June 28, 2010, Pune, Maharashtra, India Genre: Hindustani classical music Chandrakant Kamat was a ‪Hindustani ‪‎classical ‪‎tabla…

Biography of Versatile Musician Pandit Gajanan

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Gajananrao Joshi                                                         …

Biography of an Indian Tabla player Pandit Shyam Kane

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Pandit Shyam Kane Musician (Tabla) Born: 1954 Pandit Shyam Kane is an Indian Tabla player of the Punjab Gharana. Pt. Kane is most recognized for being the first and foremost…

Biography of Shrikrishna Narayan Ratanjankar

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Shrikrishna Narayan Ratanjankar                                                   Musician Born: January 1, 1900, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Died: February 14, 1974 Genre: Hindustani classical music Awards: Padma Bhushan (1957) Shrikrishna Narayan Ratanjankar or S N Ratanjankar…

Biography of Pandit Birendra Kishore Roy Chowdhury

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Birendra Kishore Roy Chowdhury Musician Birth: 1901 Death: 1972 Pandit Birendra Kishore Roy Chowdhury was a master of the Dhrupad style, especially in instrumental music, and played the Bin, the…

Biography of Musicologist Dilip Kumar Roy

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Dilip Kumar Roy Musician, musicologist, novelist Born: January 22, 1897, Krishnanagar, Nadia, West Bengal, India Died: January 6, 1980, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Dilip Kumar Roy was a Bengali Indian musician,…

Biography of an Indian Classical Singer B. R. Deodhar

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R. Deodhar Singer Born: September 11, 1901, Miraj, Bombay Presidency, British India Died: 1990, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Genre: Hindustani classical music Awards: Padma Shri (1976) Professor B. R. Deodhar was…

Biography of an Indian Classical Singer Saraswati Rane

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Saraswati Rane               Vocalist Born: October 4, 1913, Miraj, Bombay Presidency, British India Died: October 10, 2006, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Genre: Hindustani classical music Saraswati Rane was an Indian classical singer…

Biography of Indian Musicologist and Philosopher Dr. Jaideva Singh

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Jaideva Singh Musicologist Born: September 19, 1893, Shohratgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India Died: 1986, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India Awards: Padma Bhushan (1974) Dr. Jaideva Singh was an Indian musicologist and philosopher.…

Biography of Maharaja Sir Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar

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Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar Born: July 18, 1919, Mysore, Karnataka, India Died: September 23, 1974, Bangalore Palace, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India Maharaja Sir Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar Bahadur, Maharaja of Mysore, aka Jaya Chamarajendra Wadiyar…

Biography of Indian Vocalist Pandit Vinayakrao Patwardhan

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Vinayak Narayan Patwardhan                                                                                                 Vocalist Born: 22 July, 1898, Miraj, Maharashtra, India Died: August 23, 1975 Awards: Padma Bhushan award (1972) Vinayak Narayan Patwardhan, also known as Pandit Vinayakrao Patwardhan is…

A Biography of Indian Theosophist, Dancer And Choreographer Rukmini Devi Arundale

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Rukmini Devi Arundale Dancer Born: February 29, 1904, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India Died: February 24, 1986, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Awards: Padma Bhushan (1956), Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1957) Rukmini…

A Biography of Carnatic Vocalist Musiri Subramania Iyer

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Musiri Subramania Iyer Vocalist Born: April 9, 1899, Tamil Nadu, India Died: March 25, 1975, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Awards: Padma Bhushan (1971) Musiri Subramania Iyer was a carnatic vocalist…

A Biography of a Famous Musicians Dilip Chandra Vedi

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Dilip Chandra Vedi Singer, musician Born: 1901 Death: 13 November, 1992 Dilip Chandra Vedi was born in 1901. He was a contemporary of famous musicians like Omkarnath Thakur, Bade Gulam…

A Biography of Music Composer Rallapalli Ananta Krishna Sharma

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Rallapalli Ananta Krishna Sharma Music composer Born: January 23, 1893, Kambadur, Andhra Pradesh, India Died: March 11, 1979, Bengaluru, Karnaaka, India Sangita Kalanidhi Rallapalli Ananta Krishna Sharma was a noted…

Biography Of An Indian Harmonium And Tabla Player Guru Jnan Prakash Ghosh

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Jnan Prakash Ghosh Musical Artist Born: May 8, 1909, Kolkata Died: February 18, 1987 Genre: Hindustani classical music Jnan Prakash Ghosh (8 May 1909 – 18 February 1997) often known…

Biography of Carnatic Music Percussionist Palani Subramania Pillai

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Palani Subramania Pillai Musician (percussionist) Born: April 20, 1908 Died: May 27, 1962 Awards: Palani Subramania Pillai was a well known carnatic music percussionist. He was adept in playing the…

Biography of Indian Vocalist Sumati Mutatkar

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Sumati Mutatkar Vocalist Born: September 10, 1916, Madhya Pradesh, India Died: February 28, 2007, Kolkata, Bengal, India Genre: Hindustani classical music Awards: Padma Shri (1999) Sumati Mutatkar was an Indian…

Biography of Bharatanatyam Dancer and Vocalist K.P. Kittappa Pillai

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K. P. Kittappa Pillai Dancer (Bharatanatyam), vocalist Born: May 5, 1913, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India Died: 1999 Awards: Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Dance – Bharatanatyam K. P. Kittappa Pillai…

Biography of an Indian Singer Pandit Siya Ram Tiwari

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Siyaram Tiwari Musician Born: March 10, 1919, Darbhanga, Bihar, India Died: 1998 Awards: Padma Shri (1971) Pandit Siyaram Tiwari was an Indian classical singer and leading exponent of Dhrupad-genre of…

Biography of Hindustani Classical Vocalist Mukul Shivputra

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Mukul Shivputra Vocalist Birth name: Mukul Shivputra Komkalimath Born: March 25, 1956, Dewas, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India Genre: Khayal, Bhajan, Thumri Mukul Shivputra is a Hindustani classical vocalist of the…

Biography of an Indian folklorist and ethnomusicologist Komal Kothari

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Komal Kothari Born: March 4, 1929, Jodhpur, Rajasthan Died: April 20, 2004 Genre: Carnatic music Awards: Padma Bhushan (2004) Komal Kothari, commonly known as Komal da, was an Indian folklorist…

A Biography of Indian carnatic vocalist and musicologist S. Ramanathan

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S Ramanathan Singer Born: 1917 Died: 1988, Chennai Awards: Sangeetha Kalanidhi award (1985) Ramanathan was a Indian carnatic vocalist and musicologist. He learned music from Tiger Varadachariar, Sabesa Iyer, Ponniah…

A Biography of The nightingale of India, Lata Mangeshkar

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Lata Mangeshkar Playback singer Born: 28 September 1929, Indore, British India The nightingale of India, Lata Mangeshkar has charmed the people in India and across the globe with her melodious…

Channu Lal Ji Maharaj

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He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1988, and the Padma Bhushan in 2002, by the Government of India presented by President Abdul Kalam. He was also awarded the Sangeet…

Pandit Birju Maharaj

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He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1988, and the Padma Bhushan in 2002, by the Government of India presented by President Abdul Kalam. He was also awarded the Sangeet…

Ustad Zakir Hussain Biography

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Ustad Zakir Hussain (born 9 March 1951) is an Indian tabla virtuoso, composer, percussionist, music producer, film actor and eldest son of legendary tabla player Ustad Allah Rakha. He was…

A Biography of an Indian Singer Geeta Dutt

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Geeta Dutt Singer Born: November 23, 1930, Faridpur, Bangladesh Died: July 20, 1972, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Geeta Dutt was a prominent singer in India, born in Faridpur before partition of…