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  • CM to present State Sangeetha Vidwan Award tomorrow

    September 30th, 2014adminArts, Culture & Entertainment, Records, All


    Mysore :

    Noted Hindustani vocalist Pandit Indudhar Nirody has been selected for this year’s State Sangeetha Vidwan Award given during the Dasara Festivities.

    The award will be presented to him by Chief Minister Siddharamaiah during the inauguration of Dasara cultural programmes at the Palace premises tomorrow at 6 pm.

    Pt. Indudhar Nirody resides at # 222, Kumaravara, 1st Cross, Kamakshi Hospital Road, Saraswathipuram, Mysore. He can be contacted on Mob: 94806-29238.

    Profile: Born on 11th July, 1935 at Puttur (Dakshina Kannada), Indudhar Nirody was initiated into Music at a young age by his father, Nirody Sunder Rao and had the preliminary lessons in Music from Gawai Shri Pitre Ramarao at Udupi. Later, on migration to Mumbai in 1951, he received training from Pandit Gurudatt Heblekar in Mumbai. At the same time he also came under the tutelage of stalwarts in Hindusthani Classical Music, Acharya SCR Bhat, Acharya KG Ginde, Pandit Dinkar Kaikini and Pandit Chidanand Nagarkar. He received intensive training under them for well over two decades.

    It has been his good fortune that being one of the senior-most disciples of his mentors, he had the opportunity of giving vocal accompaniment to his Gurus in their concerts on most of the occasions and also had a very close association with them all those years. This has helped him to assimilate and imbibe some of the finest aspects of Raagadari Sangeet in his Music.

    Nirody is a stickler to the tradition. However, he improvises his music with great imagination giving importance to the aesthetic contents of the Bandishes. His renderings are marked by transparent sincerity, embodied with appropriate Bolalaps, Behelaves, rhythmic Upazas and clear-cut Taans. He has performed at various centres in the country and received laudable appreciation from the connoisseurs.

    In the year 1955, at the age of 20, he won the First prize in the All India Music competition conducted by the All India Radio and received the coveted prize at the hands of then the President of India, Dr. Babu Rajendra Prasad. He was conferred the award “Gaurava Prashathi” by the Karnataka Sangeeth Nrutya Academy, Government of Karnataka in the year 2005 in appreciation of the valuable contribution made by him in the field of Music. He also received the Mysore District Rajostava Prasasthi of Government of Karnataka for the year 2008. Apart from these, he has been honored by several other prestigious Institutions — Sawai Gandharva Vishwastha Samsthe, Kundgol, Gaana Bharati, Saptaswar Balaga, Swara Sankula, Sangeet Kalakar Mandali, Bangalore and others. He was also conferred the title of Sangeetha Kala Tapaswi by Sri Purandara Tyagarajara matthu Vaggeyakarara Aradhanosthava Samiti, Mysore in 2003.

    He is a “Top” grade artiste of All India Radio and has been performing since 1955 in AIR and later in Dooradarshan as well.

    He was a senior Executive in Life Insurance Corporation of India and retired from the services in the year 1995. Since then, he has been devoting his full time towards development of Music.

    Pt. Nirody has embarked on the work of audio-recording all the compositions (about 1900) published by Pt.V.N.Bhatkhande (6 volumes) under the name Hindusthani Sangeeth Paddhati – Kramik Pustak Malika. This is getting completed soon and would be available for the benefit of music lovers.

    source: / Star of Mysore / Home> General News  / Tuesday  , September 24th,  2014

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