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Pandit Motiram Pandit Maniram Sangeet Samaroh

by Madhav Srinivasan 4 year, 11 months ago

If you have an ear for Hindustani Classical Music and want to see your favorite musicians live on-stage; you should attend the Pandit Motiram Pandit Maniram Sangeet Samaroh organized in Hyderabad.

The Pandit 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 Festival

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 lovers.

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

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.
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Lacs of 'vandan' to Pt.Jasraj and all great artists. Seek your blessings !
Posted by Prabal Sarkar 3 year, 7 months ago
Highly appreciate the attempt made to make our country proud by such great activities. I am a die hard learner of Indian classical music. I will feel great if I get a chance to be a part of such festivals. All the best.
Posted by Prabal Sarkar 3 year, 7 months ago

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