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61st Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Mahotsav (12-15 Dec 2013)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on December 5, 2013


PUNE: The prestigious Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Mahotsav, an Indian classical music festival, organized by Arya Sangeet Prasarak Mandal every year, would take place between December 12 and 15, this year at New English School, Ramanbaug grounds, a statement issued by Shriniwas Joshi, executive president of Arya Sangeet Prasarak Mandal already in October for Times of India. This is the 61st editoin of the festival started by late Pandit Bhimsen Joshi in the memory of his guru Sawai Gandharva.

Sawai Gandharwa Bhimsen Mahotsav

Sawai Gandharwa Bhimsen Mahotsav (Photo credit: Anil Wadghule)

The Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Mahotsav, the biggest festival of classical music in India, organized every year by the Arya Sangeet Prasarak Mandal which was founded by Bharat Ratna Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, shall take place between December 11th and 16th this year. Like the previous years this festival of music shall be organized at the New English School Raman Baug grounds.

The festival has been renamed as the ‘Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Mahotsav’ since the last year after the demise of Bharat Ratna Pt. Bhimsen Joshi. The festival was initially known as the ‘Sawai Gandharva Sangeet Mahotsav’.

“This being the 60th year of this mega music fest, which enjoys patronage of music lovers from all around the world, the Arya Sangeet Prasarak Mandal has decided to hold it for 6 days in this particular year”, informed Shrinivas Joshi, Executive President, Arya Sangeet Prasarak Mandal.

Featured Artists…

12th Dec 2013 – Timing : 3.30pm to 10.00pm

Shri. Madhukar Dhumal – Shahanai
Smt. Rewa Natu – Vocal
Shri. Nishat Khan & Shri. Anindo Chatterjee – Satar & Tabla
Shri. Sanjeev Abhyyankar & Smt. Ashwini Bhide Deshpande – Vocal & Vocal
Pt. Jasraj – Vocal

13th Dec 2013 – Timing : 4.00pm to 10.00pm

Shri. Waseem Ahmad Khan – Vocal
Pt. Ulhas Bapat – Santoor
Smt. Shovana Narayan – Dance (Katthak)
Smt. Parween Sultana – Vocal

14th Dec 2013 – Timing : 3.30pm to 10.00pm

Shri. Harish Tiwari – Vocal
Smt. Indrani Mukherjee – Vocal
Shri. Pravin Godkhindi & Shri. R.Kumaresh – Basari & Violin
Shri. Raja Kale – Vocal
Smt. Malini Rajurkar – Vocal

15th Dec 2013 – Morning : 8.00am to 12.00pm

Shri. Upendra Bhat – Vocal
Smt. Jayanthi Kumaresh – Veena
Pt. Ajay Chakraborty – Vocal

15th Dec 2013 – Evening : 3.00pm onwords

Smt. Meera Prasad – Satar
Shri. Ghulam Niyaz Khan – Vocal
Shri. Arshad Ali Khan – Vocal
Smt. Kaushiki Chakraborthy – Vocal
Shri. Rajiv Taranath – Sarod
Dr. Prabha Atre – Vocal

Ticket Rates

Season tickets
Chair Seating – Rs.2000 /-
Bharatiya Baithak – Rs.350 /-
Bharatiya Baithak (For Students)- Rs. 200 /-
* Need to show the Icard of school/college

Daily tickets (Available at venue)
Thursday to Saturday – Daily Rs.100 /-
Sunday – Rs 200 /-

Tickets Available 5th Dec 2013 onwards at:
– Shirish Traders (Kamla Nehru Park)
– Navdikar Musicals (Kothrud)
– Dinshaw and Company (Laxmi Road)
– Behere Bandhu Ambewale (Shanipar)

(Source: 12/2013 – Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Mahotsav (Official Website))

Parveen Sultana with Raga Jog @ Sawai Gandharva

Artist: Parveen Sultana

Begum Parveen Sultana (born 10 July 1950) is an Assamese Hindustani classical singer of the Patiala Gharana.[1] She is among the foremost classical vocalists in India and is known as Queen of Classical Vocal. She was conferred the Padmashri in 1976, at the age of 25.

Parveen Sultana was born at Daccapatty in Nagaon city, Assam, India to Ikramul Mazid and Maroofa Begum. She went to Mission School .

Her father was her first guru and was very strict with her. She also received early training from her grandfather Mohammed Najeef Khan, a pathan. She later went to Kolkata to learn music under the guidance of late Pandit Chinmoy Lahiri and from 1973, she became a disciple of Ustad Dilshad Khan of the Patiala Gharana.

Parveen Sultana gave her first stage performance in 1962 when she was only 12 and has been recording music since 1965.

Sultana has sung for movies like Gadar, Kudrat, Do Boond Pani, and Pakeezah. Recently, she sang the theme song of Vikram Bhatt’s latest opus 1920.[2] She also sang Humein Tumse Pyaar Kitna – Kudrat 1981.

Parveen Sultana has recorded for HMV, Polydor, Music India, Bharat Records, Auvidis, Magnasound, Sonodisc, Amigo.

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