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Ajay Pohankar

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Occupation(s)  Classical Vocalist
Website  Official site

Name  Ajay Pohankar
Children  Abhijit Pohankar
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Origin  Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
Role  Vocalist · ajaypohankar.com
Albums  Thumri Funk, Tirupati Balaji
Awards  Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Hindustani Music - Vocal
Genres  Hindustani classical music, Kirana gharana
Similar People  Abhijit Pohankar, Jasraj, Sanjeev Abhyankar, Devaki Pandit, Kishori Amonkar

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Ajay Pohankar (born 1947) is an Indian classical vocalist.

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Early life and background

Ajay Pohankar (Marathi: अजय पोहणकर) was born in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, where his father was a lawyer. His first Guru was his mother Sushilabai Pohankar, a classical vocalist and a musicologist of Kirana gharana. Pohankar was Musical prodigy. At a young age of 11, Pohankar was invited to perform at the annual Sawai Gandharva Music Festival in Pune by the Hidustani Classical maestro, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi His sister, Swati Natekar is also a singer based in London. His son Abhijit Pohankar is an Indian classical keyboardist and also famous for his fusion /world music experiments

Career

Ajay Pohankar is a classical music vocalist. He is also known for the musical video and album of fusion music called Piya Bavari which was composed and conceptualised by his son Abhijit Pohankar. Pandit Ajay pohankar was considered as a miracle child prodigy when he sang some of the most amazing concerts alongside masters and legends of classical music like Smt Hira Bai Badodekar,Pandit Omkarnath thakur,Ustad bade Ghulam ali khan,Pt Bhimsen joshi and Ustad Salamat ali khan sahab.He has collaborated with many artists like Ghulam ali (Ghazal maestro),Dr Sonal Mansingh,Pt Vishwamohan bhatt,Hariharan, Percussionist Trilok gurtu etc..He has performed in more than 3500 concerts across the world to date.

Personal life

Ajay Pohankar is married to Anjali, a vocalist and musicologist who has also written a book on Thumri . They have a son, Abhijit Pohankar, a keyboard player of Indian classical music and a fusion music composer and producer. .

Awards and honours

In 2009, Pohankar was awarded the Tansen Samman by the Government of Madhya Pradesh In 2012, he was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, the highest award for performing artists, conferred by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy for Music, Dance and Drama.

Discography

Raag Darpan T series Piya bawari-Times music Piya bawari again-Times music Urban raga-Hmv Sa re ga na Close to my heart-HMV Sa re ga ma Thumri funk-Emi Balaji tirupati-Times music Temple Music-Times music Sankirtan

  • Sangeet Sartaj-Music today
  • Faces Of Raga - Music today
  • Raag Sindhu Bhairavi
  • Raag Mishra Kafi
  • Brij Mein Khelat Nandkishori
  • Barjori Kar Rang Daari
  • References

    Ajay Pohankar Wikipedia


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