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SHRUTI SADOLIKAR KATKAR

 

 

Shruti Sadolikar is the daughter and disciple of Pandit Wamanrao Sadolikar, who was a disciple of Ustad Alladiya Khan Sahib, the pioneer of Jaipur Atrauli Gharana, and his son Ustad Bhurji Khan Saheb. Shruti was also fortunate enough to receive training from Ustad Gulubhai Jasdanwala, the repository of rare compositions and complex Ragas of the Gharana, for a period of 12 years. At present she continues to learn from Ustad Azizuddin Khan, the son of Bhurji Khan Saheb.

 

A Masters in Music and a Sangeet Visharad" with distinction , Shruti is also an "A" grade artist of Akashvani and Doordarshan. Shruti has participated in all major Sangeet Sammelans in the country. She has been a Visiting Professor at the Rotterdam Conservatorium in Netherlands and has delivered lecture-demonstration in many Universities in India and abroad. Winner of numerous awards, Shruti has also won several prestigious scholarships as well as the Homi Bhabha fellowship from NCPA (National Centre for Performing Arts). The Maharana Mewar Foundation of Udaipur honoured her with the Dagar Gharana Samman.

 

Among the noteworthy contributions of Shruti are "Gayakee Raga and Tala" in which she has sung twenty Ragas. She has also recorded two volumes of traditional Thumris in over ten Talas. She received the Shanmukha Sangeet Shiromoni Award in the year 2000. She is currently a Guru at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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