Motiram-Maniram Sangeet Samaroh is an Indian classical music festival organized
annually at Chowmahalla Palace in the city of Hyderabad. Noted Indian classical
singer Pandit Jasraj organizes this Sangeet Samaroh in memory of his brother
and father, who were both musicians of repute in the Classical genre.
Some of the finest
musicians in the country perform in this festival that is organized on the 30th
of November every year, which is the death anniversary of Pandit Jasraj’s
father. The festival was renamed after his elder brother and mentor Pandit
Maniram’s death in the year 1986.
History of the
The festival was
initiated in the year 1972 under the guidance of Pandit Jasraj as he shares a
bond with the city of Hyderabad. His father Pandit Motiram died in the year
1932, five hours before his concert in the Chowmahalla Palace where he was to
named as the Royal musician in Osman Ali Khan’s court; his Samadhi lies in the
city. Famous musicians and composers in the Indian Classical Music scene like
Zakir Hussain and Amjad Ali Khan.
The event is
organized at the Chowmahalla Palace since the year 2009 before being held at
venues like CIEFL, Nizam College and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. The entry is free
to the event. The fest comes as a yearend treat to all the Hindustani music
Events and People
participating in the Festival
The 2010 festival saw
the Pandit Motiram-Maniram Sangeet Samaroh being held between 29th
November to the 1st of December. Popular figures participating in
the event were Bharatanatyam dancer Shirsha Shashank, vocalist Sanjeev
Abhyankar, Sitar maestro Manju Mehta, Tabla by Pandit anindo Chatterjee, flute
recitals by Master S. Akash, Saxophone recitals by Padmashri Dr. Kadri
Gopalnath and voice recitals by Pandit Jasraj.
Other popular names
associated with the event are Pritam Bhattacharjee, Ajay Pohankar, Taufiq
Qureshi, Pandit Dinesh, Agnelo Fernandes, Pandit Dinesh, Anand Sharma, Haripad
Chaurasia, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Padma Subramanyam, Dr. L. Subramaniam, Niladri
Kumar, Kelucharan Mahapatra and Shahid Parvez.
How to get to
Hyderabad is well connected
with all the cities in India through rail routes, flights and roadways. Direct
train services are available from the metropolitan cities of New Delhi,
Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata. Secunderabad railway station is the largest
station in the city.