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 maestro, Kumar Gandharva.

Pt. Vijay Sardeshmukh was initiated into music by his father, Vitthalrao Sardeshmukh. Vitthalrao was a Sanskrit pandit, vocalist and an accomplished harmonium player. Kumar Gandharva, who was a good friend of Vitthalrao, later became Vijay Sardeshmukh’s guru.

Gifted with a melodious voice, Vijay made his debut in “Swar Sadhana Conference” organized in Pune in 1974. Since then he has performed in many concerts of repute, including the Sawai Gandharva and Tansen Samaroh. He is also associated with the All India Radio and Doordarshan since 1977. Vijay has retired from the service of Bank of India and is devoted his life to classical music. He has two sons, Swaanand and Swaroop.

Vijay Sardeshmukh is known to make the air vibrant with various ragas with the minutest of differences in shruti. Known for his soft-spoken and modest nature, Vijay Sardeshmukh is a man of few words but boundless music within him.

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