Monday, 3 September 2018

Kishan Maharaj

3.9.1923 - 4.5.2008

Birthdays & Anniversaries

Born  in  1923  in  Varanasi,  he is  a  disciple  of  the renowned  tabla exponent of the Benaras gharana Kanthe Maharaj. In a  career  spanning  five  decades, he  has come to be known as  a performer  and  teacher of  high distinction. He  has, over the years, accompanied almost every Hindustani musician of note, both vocalists and instrumentalists. He  has  also  excelled  in solo presentations and provided accompaniment to maestros of Kathak dance. Notable awards include Padma Shri (1973), the SNA  Award (1984),  Padma Vibhushan (2002); Honorary D.Litt. (Jivaji University, 2004).

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