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Name: Rajeev Janardan Janardan
Skills: Soloist, Sitarist (Doyen of the famous Imdadkhani Gharana of Sitar)
Phone: 0761-427837
Address: 1045, Hathital, Jabalpur, 482001, India
Links: Website     E-mail
Rajeev Janardan hails as leading Sitarist of the younger generation today. As a young lad, Rajeev Janardan had an inborn natural talent and aptitude for Music. He blossomed into a true artist under the valuable guidance of Pandit Bimlendu Mukherjee, a doyen of the famous Imdad Khani Gharana of Sitar. A graduate in Arts, he opted for Sitar as a career due to his intense desire for furthering the art. A class one artist of A.I.R. and Doordarshan, earned enviable acclaim by his recital in major musical events and received numerous awards and honours within country. Rajeev Janardan has superb control over his instrument. His style is unique and masterly blend of Khyal- ang and baj of Sitar, the base of "Imdad Khani Gharana". Achievements & Distinctions Conferred : (A glimpses) Topped in All India Music Competition at the age of fifteen. Topped in the Prayag Sangit Samiti's All India Music Competition. First Prize award in Sur Singar Samsad Bombay. Became Sangit Visharad of Prayag Sangit Samiti, Allahabad. Became "A" grade artist of A.I.R. & Doordarshan. Awarded with National Merit Scholarship by Govt. of India. Selected for empanelment in ICCR's reference panel of artists for performance in abroad. His Major Performances : Sankat Mochan Sangit Samaroh Varanasi. Prayag sangit Samaroh, Allahabad. Vasundhara Kala Academy, Mysore. Orrisa Sangit Parishad, Puri. Birla Krida Kendra, Bombay. N. C. P. A. , Bombay. India International Centre, New Delhi. Haridas Sangit Sammelan, Bombay. Malhar Sangit Samaroh, Patna. South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur. Layashala, Indore. Tirupati Sangit Festival, Tirupati. Madhya Pradesh Kala Parishad, Shivpuri. Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal. North Central Zone Cultural Centre. Allahabad. Kala Academy, Goa. Rajasthan Sangit Academy, Jodhpur. Kerala Sangit Natak Academy, Trichur. State Academy of Music, Chennai. Kumar Gandharva Sangit Academy, Dewas. A.I.R. chain concerts, Nagpur, Ratnagiri, Yavatmal, Pune. I C C R , New Delhi, Lucknow. CULTURAL FOUNDATION U.A.E. - ABUDHABI - JUNE 2000 News Paper Reviews : Those Music lovers who missed the Sitar recital by Rajeev Janardan of Jabalpur at I.I.C. lost out some delightful Music. Rajeev showed that he has not only mastered the intricacies of the instrument but also understood what good music is all about. His music offers a heaven of peace and touches the listeners. Hindustan Times, June, 23, 1996. A delicate fine perception of tone and Swara couched in just the right modulation and tint and these two never getting harsh or out of control even in the heat of faster playing is probably the most redeeming virtue of Rajeev's Sitar playing. The Hindu, June, 14, 1996. Long years of patient practice and an inborn natural talent have combined to make him a top notcher among our Sitarists. Today in his mid-twenties, he flowered into a fully natural artist whose recital may well be envy of many seasoned Sitar players. Vasundhara Performing Art Centre, Mysore.-1990 Contact: "Sangeet Kuti" 1045, Hathital, JABALPUR -482 001 [I N D I A] TEL - 0761 - 427 605 / 427 837 (R) e-mail :



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