Vijay Kichlu (born 1930) is an Indian classical singer. He studied Dhrupad with the Dagar Brothers and Khayal with Latafat Hussain Khan, whose style had a strong connection with Dhrupad. He and his brother, Ravi Kichlu, formed a famous classical vocalist duo.
Dhrupad is a genre in Hindustani classical music from the Indian subcontinent. It is the oldest style of music major vocal styles associated with Hindustani classical music, Haveli Sangeet and also related to the South Indian Carnatic tradition. It is a Sanskrit name, derived from the words dhruva and pad (verse), a combination that means "pillar". The roots of Dhrupad are ancient, and it is discussed in the Hindu Sanskrit text Natyashastra. It is also described in other ancient and medieval Sanskrit texts, such as chapter 33 of Book 10 in the Bhagavata Purana, where the theories of music and devotional songs for Krishna are summarized.
Ravi Kichlu, popularly known as Pandit Ravi Kichlu, was a prominent classical Hindustani vocalist of Agra gharana, who formed a well-known duo with his brother Vijay Kichlu. He studied Dhrupad with the Dagar Brothers.
He was the founder and head of the ITC Music Academy for 25 years until he decided to retire due to change in management at the ITC headquarters. He founded Sangeet Research Academy for patronising and hsyisarunuahnurturing upcoming talents in Indian classical music. In 2018, he was bestowed with the civilian award Padma Shri by Government of India.
Padma Shri is the fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India, after the Bharat Ratna, the Padma Vibhushan and the Padma Bhushan. It is awarded by the Government of India, every year on India's Republic Day.
Girija Devi was an Indian classical singer of the Seniya and Banaras gharanas. She performed classical and light classical music and helped elevate the profile of thumri. She died on 24 October 2017.
Zia Fariduddin Dagar was an Indian classical vocalist belonging to the Dhrupad tradition, the oldest existing form of north Indian classical music. He was part of the Dagar family of musicians.
Umakant Gundecha and Ramakant Gundecha, known as the Gundecha Brothers, are Dagarvani dhrupad singers. Together they have been awarded Padma Shri for 2012 in the field of Art - Indian Classical Music - Vocal - Madhya Pradesh.
Faiyaz Wasifuddin Dagar is an Indian classical singer of the dhrupad genre and the son of dhrupad singer Ustad Nasir Faiyazuddin Dagar. Since the death of his father and later, his uncle, Wasifuddin has been singing solo. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2010.
The Gwalior Gharana is the oldest Khyal Gharana in Indian classical music. The rise of the Gwalior Gharana started with the reign of the great Mughal emperor Akbar (1542–1605). The favourite singers of this patron of the arts, such as Miyan Tansen, who was the most famous vocalist at the court, came from the town of Gwalior.
Gajanan Anant Joshi, also known as Gajananbuwa Joshi, was a vocalist and violinist in the field of Hindustani music.
Ustad Nasir Aminuddin Dagar was an Indian dhrupad singer in the dagar-vani style.
Shrikrishna Narayan Ratanjankar or S N Ratanjankar was a distinguished scholar and teacher of Hindustani classical music, from the Agra gharana. Foremost disciple of Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande and Faiyaz Khan of Baroda State, he also remained principal of Bhatkhande Music Institute, Lucknow, for many years, where he trained many noted names in the field of music.
Vidushi Kaushiki Chakraborty is an Indian classical vocalist and the daughter of Ajoy Chakraborty. Groomed at Sangeet Research Academy, she is one of the exponent of Patiala gharana. Her singing repertoire covers Khyals and Thumris, the latter being 'semi-classical' or 'light classical' styles. She has been recipient of many national and international awards such as the 2005 BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music in Asia/Pacific category, and has performed at many national and international festivals and conferences. She has held performances with her husband Parthasarathi Desikan in the United States.
Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan was an Indian vocalist of Hindustani music. Apart from khayal, he performed dhrupad, dhamar and thumri.
Arvind Parikh is an Indian classical sitar player.
Pandit Uday Bhawalkar is an Indian classical vocalist. He is an exponent of the dhrupad genre.
Sharan Rani was an Indian classical sarod player and music scholar.
Rahim Fahimuddin Dagar was an exponent of Dagar vani Dhrupad of Indian classical music. He represented the 19th generation of Dagar Tradition. His cousins Nasir Moinuddin Dagar and Nasir Aminuddin Dagar were known as the Senior Dagar Brothers. Similarly, Nasir Zahiruddin and Nasir Faiyazuddin Dagar were known as the Junior Dagar Brothers. His other cousins were Zia Mohiuddin Dagar, Fariduddin Dagar, and H. Sayeeduddin Dagar.
Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan is an Indian classical musician in the Hindustani classical music tradition, belonging to the Rampur-Sahaswan Gharana.
Pandit Siyaram Tiwari was an Indian classical singer and leading exponent of Dhrupad-genre of Hindustani classical music. He belonged to the Darbhanga gharana and was based in Patna. Though Darbhaga gharam is known for its laykari techniques, he was the first exponent of the gharana to promote fast-paced laykari in Dhrupad, which developed in the second half of 20th-century.
Ram Chatur Mallick (1902–1990) was an Indian classical musician and an exponent & founder to the outside world of the Darbhanga gharana of the Dhrupad tradition, one of the oldest genres of Hindustani vocal music. Known to be the last main court musician at the court of The Darbhanga Royals, following his immediate & direct ancestors from the last 14 generations and one of the closest to the King of the Dharbanga Maharaja Sir Kameshwar Singh, he also was the closest ADC to his highness and responsible for all music related activities on behalf of the King and King's brother, he was a member of the Mallick family of singers. He was honoured by the Government of India in 1970 with Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award.
Subhra Guha is a vocalist in the Hindustani classical music tradition from the Agra gharana style of singing. Her repertoire covers khyals, thumri and dadra.
Carsten Wicke is a Rudra Veena player of German origin who lives in India. He studied North Indian classical music with several master musicians since the 1990s, after learning western violin and vocal music as a child.
Puru Dadheech is an Indian classical dancer, choreographer and educator, in Kathak dance and is known for his pioneering work in the field of Kathak. He has been awarded with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his contributions to Performing arts. Holder of the first Doctorate in Kathak Classical Dance, he emphasizes the relevance of Shastras in the Kathak repertoire.
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