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Pundlik Bhagwat,Varanasi



Pundlik Krishna Bhagwat was born in November 1962 at Varanasi in a musician's family. He was made to practice tabla only at the age of 4, by his father, late Krishna Vinayak Bhagwat.

Later, he started his training from Sri Lakshmikant Naik (disciple of Shri Ashutosh Bhattacharya, a famous tabla artiste) and continued with him for about ten years. Thereafter, he started his proper and specialised training from Pt. Ishwar Lal Misra (disciple of the great tabla Maestro Pt. Anokhe Lal Mishra) which is still continued.

Now he is fully specialised in the style of his Guruji and also the traditional "NA" "DHIN" "DHINNA" with a capacity of regular and high speed rhythm. At the age of 5, he was able to give his First "Stage Performance" successfully. He has given many performances with Eminent Artists in various places.

Pundlik Bhagwat has the speciality of traditional Solo Performance which he has given in many concerts. The famous amongst is "Dr. Vasant Rao Deshpande Smriti Samaroh", Nagpur. He is an 'A' grade artiste and gives regular performances in AIR & DOORDARSHAN, in addition to Tuesday National Concert of Akashwani in 1990 and National Programme of Music in 1998. (Live programme) and also given archives recording on special demand from AIR Delhi.

Pundlik Bhagwat has got his Bachelor degree in Commerce from Varanasi. In addition to these qualifications, he has also gained good systematic knowledge in 'SAMVEDA' from Vidwan (late) Ganesh Bhatt Bapat and then from Sri Prabhakar Shastri Bapat. Through this specialised qualification he got an invitation from abroad and had an opportunity to visit U.S.A., Canada etc. in 1991.

In addition to the above, Pundlik is a harmonium player and has given accompaniment to few emeritus tabla artistes like Pt. (late) Samta Prasad Mishra, Pt. Ramji Misra, etc. with their solo performances. He has also composed few songs for Marathi dramas.

Pundlik has performed as an accompanist at various concerts : ABHINAV ' 84' (VARANASI) - 1984 ; SWAMI HARIDAS SANGEET - SAMMELAN, (MUMBAI) -1985 ; ANNUAL MUSIC SANDHYA - LAYA-SHALA (INDORE) - 1987 ; VASANT RAO DESHPANDE- SMRITI SAMAROH (NAGPUR) - 1992 ; MUSIC ACADEMY (MADRAS ) - 1992 ; VARDHAPAN DIN UTSAV (AKOLA) - 1992 ; KALA - ACADEMY (GOA) - 1995 ; NINAAD - (A B C INDIA LTD.) (VARANASI) - 1995 ; SURABHI SANGEET SABHA (AMARAVATI) -1996 ; NCPA MUMBAI) - 1996 ; SANGEET SAMAJ (JABALPUR) - 1996 ; ABHINAV KALA SAMAJ (INDORE) -1997 ; SOORYA FESTIVAL(TRIVANDRUM) - 2000 ; GANGA MAHOTSAV (VARANASI) -2000 INDIA INTERNAIONAL CENTRE (NEW DELHI) - 2000 ; SWARNOTSAV (AHMEDABAD) - 2000 ; CULTURAL FOUNDATION, UAE (ABUDHABI) - 2000

Pundlik Bhagwat has received the Award of "TALMANI" from Sur Singar Samsad, Mumbai in 1984. Presently employed as Tabla accompanist in the "Faculty of Music & Performing Arts", Banaras Hindu University.

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