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Baba Alauddin Khan Says Ali Akbara 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 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…

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 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…

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…