Prof Basavi Mukerji, M.A., M.Phil.
Performing vocalist, Indian Art Music
Reader, Khayal & Thumri, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, India

  • Topped in MA (Music) examination of Kanpur University as also in M Phil (Music) examination of SNDT University, Mumbai
  • Trained in the direct Guru-Shishya Parampara of (a) the Gwalior Gharana's Vishnu Digambar Paluskar Parampara:-
         Pt. Vishnu Digambar Paluskar > Pt. Shripad Shankar Bodus > Pt. Kashinath Bodus > Prof. Basavi Mukerji
        and (b) the Kirana Gharana:-
         Ustad Abdul Karim Khan > Pt. Sureshbabu Mane / Smt. Hirabai Barodekar > Dr. Prabha Atrre > Prof. Basavi Mukerji
  • Also trained under luminaries of Gwalior Jaipur Gayaki, Pt. Vikas Kashalkar (protracted training), Dr. Bimal Roy (Qawwalbachcha
        Gharana and theory lessons over a protracted period), Pt. A. Kanan (protracted training), Pt. Ram Sevak Tiwari of Darbhanga Gharana (protracted training)     and occasional lessons from Smt. Girija Devi (Banaras Thumri), Smt. Sarla Bhide (Thumri), Pt. K. G. Ginde (Gwalior Agra Bandishes), Pt. Vinay Chandra     Maudgalya (Gwalior Bandishes) among many more
  • A graded artiste of All India Radio Kolkata since 1994
  • Also performed from Delhi, Lucknow and Allahabad stations of AIR and Doordarshan (TV) and Thiruvananthapuram (TV)
  • Articles published from the prestigious Sangeet Research Academy journal, Kolkata, India Habitat Centre Delhi, Art journal, The
        Musicological Society of India, Ahmedabad, newspapers: The Telegraph, Kolkata, Indian Express, Mumbai, etc.
  • Has recorded classical and light classical music of north India for NCERT computer programme for undergraduates
  • Has recorded with the premier record companies of India namely The Gramaphone Co. of India and Hindustan Records
  • The recipient of the "Sur Mani" title from the Sur Singar Samsad, Mumbai
  • Composer in classical as well as lighter forms, i.e., Khayal, Thumri, Bhajan, Ghazal and Geet
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