On the occasion of the 36th Pandit Motiram Pandit Maniram Sangeet Samaroh 2008, the Department of Culture, together with Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj, is organising a 4-day music festival, from 27th to 30th November, at the Nizam College grounds. Young and upcoming artistes will share the dais with some senior ones. Performers include sarangi player Sabir Khan, Carnatic vocalist Sudha Raghunathan, Hindustani vocalists Pandit Jasraj, Ratan Mohan Sharma, Hemang Mehta and Sanjeev Abhyankar, sitarist Niladri Kumar, Bharatanatyam dancer Subha Visweswaran, violinist Dr. N Rajam, renowned Mohan veena player Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, and tabla player Kumar Bose.
Today, on the 2nd day, Hindustani vocalist Sanjeev Abhyankar will perform the 2nd recital of the day. Sanjeev belongs to the Mewati Gharana, and is an artist of international acclaim in the field of Hindustani classical music, and is credited with attracting the young generation towards Indian Classical music
Abhyankar had his vocation in life clear, right from the age of 3. Born in 1969, he started learning Hindustani classical music from the age of 8. He has been groomed by his mother Shobha Abhyankar, Pandit Pimpalkhare and Padma Vibhushan Pandit Jasraj.
Sanjeev rendered his first stage performance in Mumbai at the age of 11, and since then, has travelled extensively all over the country, performing at prestigious conferences and art circles. He has toured the USA, Canada, Australia, Europe, Seychelles and the Middle East, for his concerts. He has also rendered his voice for films, including Maachis, Nidaan, Sanshodhan, Godmother, Maqbool, Bhet and Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar.
In memory of his late father Pandit Motiram, and brother Pandit Maniram, Pandit Jasraj, in association with the Department of Culture, organizes an annual music festival at the Nizam College grounds, where his father and brother taught music to several students. The festival has been on for the past 35 years.
Entry to the samaroh is free. Please contact the Department of Culture at 2324-2482 for further details.