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Vishwa Mohan Bhatt

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Also known as  V. M. Bhatt
Role  Instrumentalist
Name  Vishwa Bhatt

Years active  1965–present
Instruments  Mohan Veena
Genres  Indian classical music
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Born  27 July 1950 (age 65) (1950-07-27)
Origin  Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Occupation(s)  Mohan Veena/Slide Guitar Player
Children  Salil Bhatt, Saurabh Bhatt
Albums  A Meeting by the River, Mumtaz Mahal, Saradamani, Music For Soul, Maestro's Choice

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Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, also known as V. M. Bhatt (born 27 July 1950), is Grammy-winning Hindustani classical music instrumentalist who plays the Mohan Veena (slide guitar).


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Personal life

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Vishwa Mohan lives in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, with his wife and two sons. His elder son Salil Bhatt is a Mohan veena player (and also a player of the Satvik veena). Vishwa Mohan Bhatt's parents late Manmohan Bhatt and late Chandrakala Bhatt were also teaching and performing musicians who imparted knowledge of music to V.M Bhatt. His nephew, Krishna Bhatt, plays the sitar and tabla.


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Bhatt is best known for his Grammy award winning album A Meeting by the River with Ry Cooder released on Water Lily Acoustics label. He is also known for other fusion and pan-cultural collaborations with Western artists such as Taj Mahal, Béla Fleck and Jerry Douglas. Exposure such as an appearance on the 2004 Crossroads Guitar Festival, organized by Eric Clapton, allows his playing to reach a larger audience. Guitar duet release with Guitarist Kapil Srivastava (guitarmonk founder) in the year 2016 for the composition Merry Love Rain.

Folk musician Harry Manx, who studied with Salil Bhatt for five years, plays a Mohan Veena. Counting Crows' bassist Matt Malley also plays a Mohan Veena and is a student and friend of Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. Australian musician Lawrie Minson also learnt Mohan Veena from Salil and Vishwa Mohan Bhatt.

Select discography

  • 1992 - Guitar A La Hindustan, Magnasound (India)
  • 1992 - Saradamani, Water Lily Acoustics
  • 1993 - Gathering Rain Clouds, Water Lily Acoustics
  • 1993 - A Meeting by the River (with Ry Cooder), Water Lily Acoustics
  • 1995 - Bourbon & Rosewater (with Jerry Douglas & Edgar Meyer), Water Lily Acoustics
  • 1995 - Mumtaz Mahal (with Taj Mahal & N. Ravikiran), Water Lily Acoustics
  • 1996 - Saltanah (with Simon Shaheen), Water Lily Acoustics
  • 1996 - Tabula Rasā (with Béla Fleck & Jie-Bing Chen), Water Lily Acoustics
  • 1996 - Sounds of Strings, Music today, India
  • 2002 - Indian Delta (with Sandeep Das), Sense World Music, U.K.
  • 2008 - Mohan's Veena, Times Music, India
  • 2010 - Desert Slide, Times Music, India
  • 2010 - Mohan's Veena II, Times Music, India
  • 2011 - Groove Caravan, Deeksha Records, Canada
  • 2012- "Morning Mist", Bihaan Music, Kolkatta, India
  • 2014 - OMKARA - The Sound of Divine Love (with Rupam Sarmah)
  • 2015-"Vishwa Ranjini"-Bihaan Music, Kolkatta, India
  • Awards

  • 1993 Grammy Award (Best World Music Album) – A Meeting by the River(With Ry Cooder)
  • Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, 1998
  • Padma Shri, 2002
  • Padma Bhushan, 2017
  • References

    Vishwa Mohan Bhatt Wikipedia

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