Gokulotsavji Maharaj

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Pandit Gokulotsavji Maharaj
The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presenting the Padma Bhushan Award to Dr. Pandit Gokulotsavji Maharaj, at a Civil Investiture Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on April 08, 2015.jpg
Pandit Gokulotsavji Maharaj (left) receives Padma Bhushan award from the Honorable President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee on 8 April 2015
Other namesHH Aacharya Gokulotsavji Maharaj , Pt.Gokulotsavji Maharaj, His Holiness Acharya Goswami Gokulotsavji Maharaj or Goswami Gokulotsavji Maharaj
OccupationClassical musician, composer, writer, vocalist, musicologist and philosopher
Years activeTill date
Known for Hindustani music , Haveli Sangeet , Indian classical music and world philosophy
TitlePandit, Taan Samrat , Sangeet Vishwa Martand
Awards Padma Bhushan
Padma Shri, National Tanasen Samman, Dhrupad Ratna, NaadYogi, Universal Voice, Hindustan Times Life Time Achievement Award , APVP Shatabdi Samman
Honours Padma Bhushan
Padma Shri, National Tanasen Samman, Dhrupad Ratna, NaadYogi, Universal Voice, Hindustan Times Life Time Achievement Award , APVP Shatabdi Samman
Website goswamigokulutsavji.com

Pandit Gokulotsavji Maharaj is an Indian classical singer, composer, musicologist of Hindustani classical music. [1]


He composes music under the pen name MadhurPiya. [1]

Recordings - Music Albums

Ustadi Gayaki Vol.1Gujri Todi & DarabariRhythm HouseAudio Cassette
Ustadi Gayaki Vol.2Jog and BihagRhythm HouseAudio Cassette
Ustadi Gayaki Vol.3Bairagi & YamanRhythm HouseAudio Cassette
Ustadi Gayaki Vol.4Hindol & Ahir BhiravRhythm HouseAudio Cassette
Swar SudhaAdbhutRanjni, Malkons & ChandrakonsAudio Cassette
Khyal-O-TaranaGujri Todi, Marwa and Bairagi

Lalit, Bhatiyar and Bageshree

AudiorecDouble CD
Music from India-LiveRam Priya, DeshkarAsian Music CircuitCD
Haveli SangeetVarious Ragas are coveredTimes of IndiaCassette
Pristine Purity

Khayal & Tarana

Bhina Shadaj Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts(IGNCA) [2] [3] CD later aired on YouTube Also [2]
BandisheVarious Ragas are coveredCD

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  1. 1 2 "All Music". All Music. 2015. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  2. 1 2 "Hindustani Classical Vocal | Bhinn Shadaj | Pandit Dr. Gokulotsavji Maharaj - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 13 February 2021.
  3. "Hindustani Classical Music Concert | IGNCA" . Retrieved 13 February 2021.

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