Alka Deo-Marulkar

Dr. Alka Deo Marulkar (born 4th December, 1951) is a versatile vocalist, and a thinking musician. She has been awarded the Sangeetacharya degree - Doctorate in Music. She has had many accolades to her credit for her outstanding work, both in the field of...

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Arun Dravid

Early life: Dr. Arun Dravid, born on October 3rd, 1943, is a senior exponent of the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana. By educational qualification, he is a gold medalist from IIT, Bombay, and a Ph.D. from MIT, USA....

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Ashwinitai Bhide-Deshpande

Early life: Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande was born in Mumbai on 7th October, 1960, into a family of music connoisseurs and musicians. She completed her Sangeet Visharad from the Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya. Being a scholar, Ashwinitai also obtained a...

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Dhondutai Kulkarni

(23rd July, 1927 – 1st June, 2014) Early life: Dhondutai Kulkarni was born in Kolhapur, Maharashtra. It was her father, a school teacher, introduced her to classical music and stood by her side when it was considered taboo for girls from Brahmin families...

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Kamal Tambe

Kamal Tambe is one of the most respected names of the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana. She was a performer and teacher par excellence, but unfortunately passed away early after a prolonged illness. Musical training and Gurus: Kamaltai received her taleem from the...

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Kausalya Manjeshwar

Musical training and Gurus: Kausalyatai’s initial exposure to music was from her mother who was a student of the Mumbai branch of the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya. Her formal music training began with D. R. Nimbargi (a disciple of Antubuwa Joshi). After she got...

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Kesarbai Kerkar

(13th July, 1892 – 16th September, 1977) Early life: Kesarbai Kerkar was born in Keri, a small village in North Goa. Being born in a family that depended on music for its livelihood, she was thrust into the field of music at a very tender age. Musical...

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Kumudini Katdare

Kumudini Katdare is a veteran vocalist and teacher of the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana. Lineage/Gurus: She received her initial training from Narayan Raghunath Marulkar, a scholar-vocalist and harmonium exponent of the Jaipur and Ghwalior gharanas, and Ratnakant...

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Madhuvanti Deo

Madhuvanti Deo is an exponent of the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana. She holds a master’s degree in music from SNDT University, Pune. Lineage/Gurus: She is fortunate to have received his training from stalwarts of the gharana  like Rajabhau Deo (an exponent of...

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Mallikarjun Mansur

(31st December, 1910 – 12th September, 1992) Early life: Mallikarjun Bheemrayappa Mansur was born in Mansur, a village in the Dharwad district of Karnataka.  As a child, he played a few roles in his brother’s drama company. Recognizing his talent, his...

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Manik Bhide

Early life: Manik Bhide was born in Kolhapur, in 1935, into a family of discerning listeners and music lovers. Her father S. R. Potnis initiated her into learning music after recognizing her liking towards the art. Musical training and Gurus: Maniktai’s...

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Manjiri Asnare-Kelkar

Early life: Manjiri Asnare-Kelkar was born into a family of music lovers in 1971, in Sangli - a small town in Western Maharashtra. Her father, Shri Anand Asnare, a well known tabla player and a recognized artist of AIR, initiated Manjiri into Indian...

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Nivruttibua Sarnaik

(4th July, 1912 - 16th February, 1994) Early life: Nivruttibua Sarnaik was born in Kolhapur where his father, Tukarambua Sarnaik, was a well-known singer of bhajans of his time. At the age of five, his uncle, Shankarrao Sarnaik took him under his wings and...

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Padma Talwalkar

Padma Talwalkar, born in Pune on 28 February, 1949, into a family of kirtankars, is a veteran vocalist and teacher of Hindutani raag-sangeet. She is the granddaughter of the famous kirtankar, Kanebua. Lineage/Gurus: Padmatai’s formal taleem began at the...

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Padmavati Shaligram-Gokhale

(1918– 20th July, 2014) Padmavati Shaligram-Gokhale, born in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, was one of the foremost exponents and gurus of the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana. Musical training and Gurus: She started learning music at a very young age from her father and...

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Raghunandan Panshikar

Early life: Raghunandan Panshikar was born on 14th March, 1963, in Mumbai, into a family of scholars and musicians. His father, Prabhakar Panshikar was a well-known Marathi stage actor and producer. His talent was recognized early by his family at a young...

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Ratnakar Pai

(13th April, 1928 - 9th August, 2009) Ratnakar Pai was a doyen of the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana. He was an exemplary scholar and a teacher. He lived and taught in Mumbai till his death. Lineage/Gurus: He received his training from two stalwarts of the gharana...

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Shruti Sadolikar-Katkar

Prof. Shruti Sadolikar-Katkar was born into a family of musical tradition on 9th November, 1951, in Kurundwad, Kolhapur. She is a scholar, performer and teacher par excellence of the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana of khayal vocalism. Lineage/Gurus: She was...

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Vijaya Jadhav-Gatlewar

Born in 1955, Vijaya Jadhav-Gatlewar is an ace performer and teacher of the Jaipur-Atrauli tradtition of khayal vocalism. Lineage/Gurus: Vijayatai was initiated into taleem by her father, Dinkar V. Jadhav, who himself was an exponent of the Jaipur-Atrauli...

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