| Harmonium Player|
| Arwind Thatte|
| Hindustani classical music|
Malini Rajurkar, Prabha Atre, Jitendra Abhisheki, Kumar Gandharva, Kishori Amonkar
Arwind Thatte Wikipedia
Pandit Arwind Thatte is a well known harmonium player. He is one of the leading Harmonium players of India, is a reputed accompanist and a soloist.
Thatte was born in a family of music lovers, father and elder brother being Harmonium players, he started playing Harmonium at the age of six. He is a self-taught Harmonium player; but also learned Tabla under the guidance of late Pandit G.L. Samant and vocal music initially in Bharat Gayan Samaj, Pune and then under Suhas Datar and Sudhir Datar, Pune and has been a disciple of Pandit Jasraj since 1981.
Mr. Thatte contributed a lot in various musical plays including Vasantotsav, Sawai Gandharv Bhimsen Mahotchav. He has played harmonium in the various musical programs. He had accompanied great vocalists like Mallikarjun Mansur, Vasantrao Deshpande, K.G. Dinde, Kumar Gandharva, Bhimsen Joshi, Jasraj, C. R. Vyas, Jeetendra Abhisheki, Kishori Amonkar, Malini Rajurkar, Prabha Atre, Parveen Sultana, Laxmi Shankar, Vijay Sardeshmukh and Shobha Gurtu, to name a few. He has accompanied over 35 artists in 70 appearances at Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Festival.
- Vasantotsav Awards
Thatte did his M.Sc. and Ph.D. He left his bright career in Mathematics to pursue his love of music. In 1982, he stood first in the All India Radio Harmonium solo competition and in 1993 received the first Kumar Gandharva Award sponsored by Shree Ram Pujari Foundation of Solapur, for his contribution to Indian classical music. Even though he has accompanied many prominent artists on the compact discs this is his first solo compact disc.