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Yeshwantrai Purohit,Mumbai



Late Pandit Yeshwantrai Purohit was one of the foremost exponents of the 'Kirana Gharana'. Born in Bhavnagar on 27th December 1916, he had his early training in music from the Late Pt. Shankarrao Vyas, Pt. Narayan Moreshwar Khare and Late Pandit Omkarnath Thakur of Gwalior Gharana. Later, being attracted by the Kirana style of Khansaheb Abdul Karim Khan, he became a devout disciple of Pandit Balkrishnabua Kapileshwari, a direct disciple of the Late Khansaheb Abdul Karim Khan.

Possessing a rich sonorous voice with tremendous depth of feeling and understanding of the Ragas, his devotion and dedication and his purity of style in the development of the Raga, he participated in many a concerts and attained fame all over India. Unfortunately, he died at the young age of 47 years on 3rd January 1964, leaving a void in the music world.

Some of his famous disciples are Pandit Vinayak Vora (Vocal and Taar-Shehnai), Arun Sewak and Dakshesh Dhruv. Padma Vibhushan Pandit Ravi Shankar, the world-renowned exponent of Indian Classical Music, has honoured Yeshwantrai by describing him as a great Sadhak.

His nephew, Satish Purohit, has collected recordings of some of his best performances from which these volumes are offered to the discerning music lovers.

These recordings are more than 35-40 years old, and have been digitally remastered. To order his digitally remastered cassettes / CDs, pls visit our audio store on this website.

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