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Pandit Jayateerth Mevundi, the Dharwad stalwart who has taken the Hindustani music world by storm

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Pandit Jayteerth Mevundi has emerged as a stalwart of Kirana Gharana. Being a powerful and versatile vocalist, the music virtuoso is known for the ease and felicity of his singing…

How Rahul Deshpande has emerged as the young face of Indian classical music

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Rahul Deshpande has emerged as the face of the next generation of Indian classical singers. The 41-year-old vocalist is carrying forward the legacy of his famous grandfather and doyen of…
Varijashree Venugopal

Meet Varijashree Venugopal, the genre-defying artist rooted in Carnatic music tradition

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Varijashree Venugopal is a special artist in every sense of the word. She is a multi-faceted Carnatic singer and flautist who can effortlessly dabble into classical, playback, Ghazals and other…

Meet Anuradha Pal, India’s first professional woman tabla player

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Pandita Anuradha Pal is one of India's most accomplished percussionists besides holding the unique distinction of being country's first female professional Tabla player. Born in Mumbai to pharmaceutical doyen, Devinder…

Meet Sitar virtuoso Anupama Bhagwat, one of India’s finest instrumentalists

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Anupama Bhagwat is regarded as one of the finest and innovative Sitar players of the 21st century. Known for her versatility and eclectic style, Anuradha's recitals are hailed for their…

Meet Vidushi Jyoti Hegde, the first female Rudra Veena player in the world

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Vidushi Jyoti Hegde is the first female performing Rudra Veena artist in the world. Given its large structure, the instrument was only used by men but a determined Hegde put…
Jayanthi Kumaresh

Mystifying music of Jayanthi Kumaresh and her quest to popularise Saraswati Veena

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Jayanthi Kumaresh is one of the leading exponents of Saraswati Veena, India’s national instrument. Hailing from an illustrious lineage of Carnatic musicians, Jayanthi was introduced to Veena at the age…
Anoushka Shankar

Anoushka Shankar: A genre-defying Sitar player rooted in Hindustani music tradition

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Sitar Virtuoso Anoushka Shankar is successfully carrying forward the legacy of her legendary father Pandit Ravi Shankar. She has emerged as the quintessential Sitar player who has bridged the gap…
T M Krishna

TM Krishna: The vocalist who unshackled Carnatic music from its defined limits

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TM Krishna is one of the most sought-after vocalists of Carnatic tradition. Born on January 22, 1976 into a Tamil Brahmin family in Chennai, he was raised in a musically…

Arshad Ali Khan talent earned him the title of ‘Chote Ustad’ in his childhood

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There is no dearth of child prodigies showing great promise from a very young age in our country but as they grow up most of them get lost in obscurity.…

9 साल की उम्र से ही अरशद अली खान को छोटे उस्ताद कहा जाने लगा था

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हमारे देश में छोटी उम्र में अद्भुत, अलौकिक प्रतिभाएं यानी चाइल्ड प्रॉडिजीज़ बहुत मिलती हैं लेकिन ऐसी ज्यादातर प्रतिभाएं बड़े होने पर अपनी वो खास पहचान खो देती हैं. ऐसे…

Meet the new age classical vocalists Mahesh Kale

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Mahesh Kale is among the new age classical vocalists who have managed to reach out to the new generation while retaining the traditions. Though he reveres the setup of the…

भारतीय शास्त्रीय गायक पंडित संजीव अभ्यंकर की सफलता की कहानी

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एक ऐसा बालक जो तीन साल की उम्र में अपनी दादी के सुनाए गीत हूबहू उन्हें वापिस सुना देता था. एक ऐसा बालक जिसने 11 साल की उम्र में शास्त्रीय संगीत के मंच पर…

भारतीय शास्त्रीय गायिका कौशिकी चक्रवर्ती की सफलता की कहानी

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उस घर में जन्म लेनेवाला बच्चा कैसा होता है जिस घर में कई पीढ़ियों से संगीत की स्वर लहरियां गूंज रही हों. उस परिवार में बच्चा कैसे बड़ा होता है जहां पिता देश…

Niladri Kumar- From Raga to Rock

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You will surely remember that famous ad of Taj Mahal Tea on Doordarshan where curly haired Ustad Zakir Husain’s fingers were relentlessly dancing on Tabla, the beats descended from Tihai…

Indian Vocalist Sanjeev Abhyankar

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As a 3 year old child, he perfectly reproduced the renditions of his grandmother. As he approached 11, in his solo stage performance he sang for two hours continuously before…