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Tag Archives: Kirana Gharana

Dr. Prabha Atre: A Shiny Star of the Kirana Gharana

Dr.Prabha Atre Kirana Gharana

An Indian classical singer of the Kirana gharana Dr. Prabha Atre was born on 13 September 1932, to Abasaheb and Indirabai Atre in Pune. Her role for making Indian classical singing famous at global level is very important. Her father was a strict teacher and it was the period, when singing was strictly prohibited …

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Dr. Vasantrao Deshpande : Musical Heritage

Dr. Vasantrao Deshpande

Vasantrao Deshpande was famous for his Hindustani classical singing as well as his unique presentation of Natya Sangeet. In 1920, Vasantrao was born in Sawlapur (District Amravati, Maharashtra). When he was merely eight years old, a renowned Marathi film producer and director Bhalji Pendharkar recognized his musical aptitude and introduced him in the role of ‘Krishna’ in Hindi …

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Gangubai Hangal: A True Devotee of Khyal

Gangubai Hangal & Bhimsen joshi

Whenever references about Khyal in Indian Classical Music are discussed, the name of legendary singer Gangubai Hangal from the Kirana gharana, is mentioned with great respect for her intense and powerful tone. If the history of Indian Khyal singing is to be written, it would be incomplete without her name. She …

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Pandit Bhimsen Joshi: A Deity For Aficionados


I don’t waste time on holidays. Instead, I prefer enjoying various music-related broadcastings on ‘Vividh Bhartee’. It has been my habit for the years now, to listen to those top programs. The last day also, I was on leave and so tuned ‘Vividh Bhartee’. Luckily, a phone-in programme ‘Ek Kalakaar’, …

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Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Music Festival: Pune

Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Festival

“Are you coming?…If yes, get ready in ten minutes…Take your sweater with you, it’s like everything is freezing outside…We may come late night…!” Shivering cold of December end is never a hurdle for them…Hectic day is never an obstacle for them…as they all are true music lovers…and more specifically when …

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