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Shri Kedar Naphade

 

Kedar Naphade received preliminary training in Hindustani Classical Music from his grandfather, Shri Dadasaheb Naphade and from Shri Arvind Gajendragadkar. For over fifteen years now, he has trained under the expert guidance of Pt. Tulsidas Borkar, one of the topmost harmonium players in India today. Kedar has also had the privilege of training for 2 years under Smt. Padmavati Shaligram-Gokhale, a veteran singer of the Atrauli-Jaipur gharana. Kedar is a proficient soloist as well as accompanist and has performed at numerous occasions in India , Europe and the U.S. including prestigious  festivals such as the Alladiya Khan Punyatithi  Mohtsava He has accompanied artists of high caliber such as his guru Smt. Padmavati Shaligram-Gokhale, Pt. Phiroz Dastur, Pt. Vinayak Torvi, Pt. Ratnakar Pai, Laxmi Shankar etc.


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