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Birth name  Vidyadhar Koparkar
Occupation(s)  singer

Name  Vijay Koparkar
Role  Singer
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Born  14 February 1962 (age 53) (1962-02-14)
Origin  Pune, Maharashtra, India
Genres  Hindustani classical music, Thumri, Natya Sangeet
Education  College of Engineering, Pune
Similar People  Pushkar Lele, Vijay Sardeshmukh, Vasantrao Deshpande, Jitendra Abhisheki, Vikas Kashalkar

Mandar gadgil singing raag bageshri at gurupoornima concert of pt vijay koparkar

Vidyadhar Koparkar (born 1962) is a Hindustani classical singer.


Bhairav se bhairavi pandit vijay koparkar memphis oct 2013

Early life and education

Vijay Koparkar hails from Pune. his father was a renowned Kirtankar. He had a brother who was a successful dermatologist. Koprakar attended the Maharashtra education socieities, Perugate Bhave school. Later he obtained a Master’s degree in Engineering (Metallurgy) from the College of Engineering, Pune and runs a small-scale manufacturing plant.

He started his musical training at the age of eight.His first musical Guru (teacher) for eight years was Madhusudan Patwardhan.This was followed by training under renowned artist of yesteryear, Vasantrao Deshpande for five years and then under Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki for seven years.


Vijay Koparkar has been trained by gurus belonging to different gharanas (schools of music), and it reflects in his singing. He has received several honors including a scholarship given by Master Sudhir Phadke Through ‘Surashree Pratishthan’ for six years from 1983 to 1990 and the ‘Pandit Ramkrishna Vaze Puraskar’ by Gandharva Mahamandal.

Vijay Koparkar has performed all over the world, including the USA, Canada, the Middle East, Paris and UK. He performed twice at the prestigious ‘Sawai Gandharva Music Festival’ held in Pune, India every year.

He is a graded artiste at All India Radio and Indian Television.


Vijay Koparkar has been imparting music lessons for many years. Among his students, Hrishikesh Ranade, Prajakta Ranade and Yogita Godbole-Pathak have made their marks in the field of popular light music, while Pushkar Lele, Mandar Phatak and Mandar Gadgil are emerging young artists in the field of classical music.


Vijay Koparkar Wikipedia

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