Sangeet Sandhya to commemorate the birth anniversary of Pt. Shrikant Deshpande

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Sangeet Sandhya
​Sangeet Sandhya

PUNE: Friends of Late Pandit Shrikant Deshpande would be organizing a special program titled ‘Sangeet Sandhya’ to commemorate his birth anniversary. The program will take place at Yashwantrao Chavan Auditorium, Kothrud on June 22 at 5:00 pm. Entry to this program is free and the free passes can be collected from the auditorium from June 19th. This is the 11th edition of this program. Grandson of Sawai Gandharva, Deshpande was a renowned vocalist from the Kirana Gharana. He also served as the Secretary of Arya Sangeet Prasarak Mandal which organizes the iconic Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Mahotsav every year in Pune.

This year, vocalists Nishad Bakre and Vidhushi Manjiri Asnare Kelkar will perform during the Sangeet Sandhya program mentioned above. Nishad is a disciple of Pt Ulhas Kalshalkar and has also taken his lessons in music from Pandit Dinkar Kaikini, Dr. Arun Dravid, Pandit Madhukar Joshi, and Dr. Ra, Deshpande and thus has learned the style of Gwalior, Agra, and Jaipur Gharana. Vidushi Manjiri Asnare Kelkar is an acclaimed Vocalist from the Jaipur Gharana and took her initial lessons in music from the Pandit. C. T. Mhaiskar.

Bharat Kamat and Suyog Kundalkar will accompany both the artists on Tabla and Harmonium respectively. Anand Deshmukh will play the anchor for the event.

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