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Santoor Recital to pay homage to Pt. Shivkumar Sharma

Surmandal and Secunderabad Club together are organing Santoor Recital to pay homage to the legend late Pt Shivkumar Sharma, who passed away recently.

The recital will be performed by Dr Shantanu Gokhale, a disciple of Pt. Shivkumar Sharma and Ms Sniti Mishra will perform Hindustani Vocals.

Sniti Mishra is a Visharad in Hindustani Classical Music and disciple of Swararanga Dr Damodar Hota of Gwalior Gharana

They will be accompanied in the recital by Shri Rahul Deshpande on Harmonium and Harjit Singh on Table.

It will be held on 28th May at Sailing Annexe Lawns, Tank Bund at 6.30 pm. Entry to the concert is free.

They will perform the next day, ie. Sunday morning especially for the patients suffering from Cancer at Sparsh Hospice, a place for terminally ill cancer patients.

Shantanu, a Consultant Endodontist learnt the nuances of Indian classical music at the tender age of 3. He learnt basic knowledge of Ragas and continued to play the Harmonium till the age of 12. He grew up witnessing the great masters of Indian Classical Music frequenting his house.

The recordings and live concerts of these great masters left a lasting impression on him. At 14 years old itself, Pandit Shivkumar ji's Santoor captivated him to a great extent, he says. This leads him to learn Santoor lessons with Shivji's disciple Shri Dhananjay Daithankar in Pune. Later he started learning from Pt Shivkumar Sharmaji and continued until recently for 8 years.

Classically trained Sniti Mishra shot into fame thanks to Zee SaReGaMa Singing Superstar 2010. Her haunting voice and unique renditions of a wide variety of songs from Classical, Sufi, Ghazal, Old Classics and film and non-film songs earned her good recognition. She received her Hindustani Classical Music training from Guru Shri Raghunath Sahoo, a disciple of Swararanga Dr Damodar Hota of Gwalior Gharana.

A student of Finance Management, She pursued her Visharad in Hindustani Classical Music. It is called a Degree equal to graduation. She got mentoring from Daler Mehndi, Composers Sajid-Wajid and Vishal-Shekhar.

She has been associated with Indo-Swedish Fusion Jazz band Mynta, percussionist Sivamani, and Louis Banks and performed classical and fusion concerts in India and worldwide.


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