Gaanasaraswati Mahotsav captivated music lovers

The eighth ‘Gaanasaraswati Mahotsav Organized by Natyasampada Pratishthan, it was held at Mahalaxmi Lawns, near Rajaram Bridge Pune

Arshad Ali was congratulated with the ‘ Gaanasaraswati Kishori Amonkar Yuva Puraskar ', which was instituted last year. This particular award was supported by Belvalkar Kala Manch. (LAR) Ajit Belvalkar, Arshad Ali, Nihar Amonkar, Pt. Raghunandan Panshikar.

The morning session on the third day of the festival began with a wonderful vocal performance by Arshad Ali. He played Raag Miya ki Todi and Raag Des.

Arshad Ali was followed by a performance by vocalist Bhargavi Venkatraman, a renowned classical carnatic artist. She performed Raag Naate, Raag Varadi.

The session concluded with a unique performance called Unsung Kishori Tai, in which Pt. Raghunandan Panshikar and Vidushi Devki Pandit together presented different and unheard compositions of Gaanasaraswati Kishori Amonkar. This performance had a special focus on Ghazals showing Kishoritai’s versatile creativity.

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