Monday, December 12, 2016
Pandit Dalchand Sharma, Top Grade Artist of AIR & DD gets Tansen Samman
Well-known classical singer Pt. Laxman Krishnarao and Pakhawaj player Pt. Dalchand Sharma would be felicitated with Tansen Samman. They would be presented Rs 2 lakh for their immense contribution in Hidustani music.
Laxman Krishnarao Pandit represents the Gwalior gharana (school) of Hindustan classical music – the oldest tradition and the fountainhead of all subsequent gharanas. Born on 5 March 1934 into a family of musicians, Pt. L. K. Pandit is the fifth in an unbroken lineage of legendary musicians. His grandfather, Pt. Shankarrao Pandit, was a direct disciple of the founders of the Gwalior Gharana – Ustad Haddu, Nathu and Nissar Hussain Khan. His father Padma Bhushan Pt. Krishnarao Shankar Pandit trained Panditji since early childhood in khayal, tappa, tarana, ashtapadi and thumri
Pandit Dalchand Sharma of the Nathdwara Gharana is one of the most eminent exponents of the pakhawaj. He hails from Bharatpur district in Rajasthan. He learnt pakhawaj from Acharya Pandit Tottaram Sharma in the old Indian tradition of guru-shishya-parampara. He also had an opportunity of learning from his Dada Gurus, Late Pandit Murlidhar Sharma and the legendary Padma Shri Pandit Purushottam Dasji.
Pandit Dalchand Sharma is a top Grade Artist of All India Radio and Doordarshan and has performed extensively both on the radio and television, as a soloist and as an accompanist. He has participated in many prestigious music festivals in India and won awards.
Source and Credit : http://www.freepressjournal.in/bhopal/bhopal-laxman-pandit-dalchand-sharma-get-tansen-samman/985039
Forwarded by : Deepak Joshi, firstname.lastname@example.org