• Country’s noted Kathak exponents Pandit Rajendra Gangani performed at Bhargava auditorium at PGI along with city’s Nandita Puri with Pandit Kalinath Mishra on the tabla

It was a memorable evening on Saturday as Triveni Sangeet Sabha conducted its programme at Bhargava Auditorium, PGI, (Sector 12 Chandigarh) in association with Department of Cultural Affairs, UT. Kathak exponent Pandit Rajendra Gangani performed as did Chandigarh’s Nandita Puri. The duo was accompanied by Pandit Kalinath Mishra on the tabla.


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Rajendra Gangani, disciple of Pandit Kundanlal Gangani is from the renowned Jaipur Gharana. He has choreographed several group compositions and dance dramas. An accomplished musician and composer, he also has a mastery over the tabla, Pakhawaj and harmonium. 


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He has won numerous prestigious awards, notable among them are ‘Sangeet Raj’, ‘Shashtriya Natya Shiromani’ and the ‘Sangeet Natya Academy Award’ bestowed upon him in 2003 by the President of India (late)APJ Abdul Kalam.


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Nandita Puri is a kathak exponent hailing from the Jaipur Gharana. She is fortunate to have Padamshree Dr Roshan Kumari as her Guru who is a renowned danseuse of India. She has won accolades performing extensively in India and abroad. She holds the title of Nritya Prabhakar and Pravin from Prayag Sangeet Samiti. 


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Pandit Kalinath Mishra is a renowned tabla Nawaz from the Banaras Gharana. He is the disciple of Pandit Madan Mishra and the legendry Pandit Kishan Maharaj. He has accompanied eminent artists like Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, Pandit Harish Prasad Chaurasia, Pandit VG Jog, Pandit Birju Maharaj, Pandit Brij Narayanan to name a few. He has participated in numerous festivals in India and abroad. He has also developed many tabla presentations, a popular one being 'Tabla Tandav' which has over 30 percussionists.


Photo By: Vikram Joy


Photo By: Vikram Joy