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Harmonium legend is no more: Pandit Purushottam M. Walawalkar (1923-2014) – R.I.P.

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on January 14, 2014

Our condolences go to the family and close friends of Purushottam Walawalkar. The musical world of Indian classics has lost one of its outstanding mastroes on the harmonium. – R.I.P.

(Ⓒ copyright – Soure of pictures: IGNCA – Indira Gandhi  National Centre for the Arts)

Pandit Purushottam Madhavrao Walawalkar is acknowledged as one of India’s greatest artists in the genre of harmonium playing. The harrmonium replaced the Sarangi (Indian fiddel) in the early 20th century and went through tough times as it first was banned as accompanying instrument by A.I.R. (All India Radio).

Extra ordinary artists like Pandit Purushottam Walawalkar established the Harmonium even as solo instrument in Indian Classical music. Purushottam was born on 11th June, 1923 to Madhavrao and Parvathibai Walawalkar, in the town of Sawantwadi.

Pandit Purushottam Walawalkar about Natya Sangeet (documentary – part 1)…

Harmonium Solo of Pt. P. Walawalkar in a private concert (documentary – part II)

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FB group “Indian Classical” now more than 7,000 members…

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on January 14, 2014

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You remember that 2.5 months ago on 28th Oct 2013 we overstepped the number of 5,000 members ? – Since then – in this short period – the FB group “Indian classical” counts a growth of PLUS 40%. Amazing…wowh ! – Thank you to all our >7,000 members making this global community of music lovers possible !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Keep alive our passion for Indian classical music from North and South India… and pls share the link http://www.tinyurl.com/indianclassical-fb

Stamp Collection of Indian Music…

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