Pandit Kumar Gandharva

“Though born in Karnataka and largely trained in Maharashtra, Kumar Gandharva spent the later period of his life in Madhya Pradesh. During this time he traversed the entire oeuvre of Hindustani classical music and eventually succeeded in creating a version of the classical which was modern and which also bridged the gap with the folk. ”......

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Smt. Vasundhara Komkali

One of the leading female vocalists of the country, with a rare and extraordinary voice, Smt. Vasundhara Komkali was the true representative and heir to the Gayaki of Late Pt. Kumar Gandharva. She was born in Calcutta and encouraged to learn music from her very childhood. In 1946 she came down to Bombay and initially had her training for more than a decade under Prof. B. R. Deodhar a doyen of Gwalior Gharana and a disciple of Pt. Vishnu Digambar Paluskar. .............

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