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Himanshu Mahant,Baroda

Himanshu is a promising tabla player from Baroda abd represents the fifth generation of the musical Mahant family. He is the son of Shri Balkrishna Mahant, who himself is a student of Padmashri Pt. Kishan Maharaj of the Benaras Gharana and is also a faculty at M. S. University, Baroda.

At present, Himanshu is a disciple of Pt. Kishan Maharaj and is learning the higher level of tabla playing in the Guru-Shishiya style.

At a very young age, Himanshu has achieved a name for himself. His award list includes : * Gold medal from MSU, Baroda * First prize at Omkarnath Festival (Gujarat level contest) * National award (where he played in presence of Prime Minister Atal B. Vajpayee) in 1999 * First prize at competition held by Swar Sadhna Samiti in Mumbai * National award at 7th Youth Competition in 2000 * Kal ke kalakaar award at Mumbai in 2001

Himanshu has performed at several prestigious concerts in Bhopal, Ujjain, Mumbai, Indore, Bhavnagar, Ahmedabad.

At present, Himanshu is doing his graduation in Tabla from the Faculty of Performing Arts at M. S. University, Baroda. And is hopeful of a bright future in the world of music.

email: himanshu@sudeepaudio.com