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He brought music to the masses
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He brought music to the masses VISHNU DIGAMBAR PALUSKAR MOHAN D. NADKARNI Sunday Chronicle, August 21, 1949 THERE might have been hundreds of musicians of varying qualities in the field of Hindustani Music. But none amongst them inspired more profound admiration in the minds of the masses in recent years than the late Gurudev Pandit Vishnu Digambar Paluskar, whose death anniversary falls on the...

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A Great Exponent of Khayal – Sawai Gandharva
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A Great Exponent of Khayal – Sawai Gandharva He inherits legacy of old masters By MOHAN D. NADKARNI Bharat Jyoti – November 14, 1948 A MUSICAL CONCERT was being held in Hubli on the occasion of the death anniversary of the late Khan Saheb Abdul Karim Khan some years ago. One of the Khan saheb’s most outstanding disciples was to sing that night. The...

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Veteran Musician of Maharashtra – Vazebuwa
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Veteran Musician of Maharashtra – Vazebuwa By MOHAN D. NADKARNI Bharat Jyoti October 24, 1948 GAYANACHARYA Ramkrishnabuwa Vaze, the veteran musician, like his other distinguished contemporaries in the field, once made Maharashtra the Land of Music. He hailed from the Sawantwadi state. Born of very poor parents, he could not have school education beyond the primary standard. From his childhood, he had an ear of music...

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The Maker Of Modern Melody – Abdul Karim Khan
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The Maker Of Modern Melody – Abdul Karim Khan By MOHAN D. NADKARNI Bharat Jyoti, October 3, 1948 THE CLOSING YEARS of the 19th century marked renaissance in the field of Indian Music. Time was when singers of fame left their homes in Northern India and migrated into Western India, to settle down in Maharashtra. They were most prominent exponents of various ‘Gharana’ (school) of Indian...

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Nisha Nigalye excels
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By MOHAN NADKARNI The Economic Times, January 1, 1989 Looking to the unprecedented turn-out one witnessed at a week-end concert featuring a youngster, one was left in little doubt that happier days are here again for the emerging generation of youngsters who have been, by and large, denied their rightful opportunities to display their attainments’ on the public platform specially by major music circles...

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Newcomers delight listeners
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By MOHAN NADKARNI The Economic Times, December 25, 1988 Pratima Patwardhan and Pranati Mhatre, both newcomers to the performing platform, delighted the listeners with their confident recitals at two separate concerts staged in the city in the course of last week. Pratima was feaured by “Swara-Maauli” at Vile Parle while Pranati sang for “Rageshwaree” at Dadar. Before evaluating their individual performances, it will be...

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