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 grand music festival, from 27th to 30th November, at the Nizam College grounds. Young and upcoming artistes will share the dias with some senior ones during the festival, such as 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, the last day, Hemang Mehta will perform a Hindustani vocal recital, the first recital of the morning session. Having accompanied Pt. Jasraj as a musician at many concerts, Hemang Mehta got immense encouragement from the maestro to pursue music. He received intense training from his Guru Chandrashekhar Swamy under the strict guidance of Pandit Jasraj.
Hemang excels in the high watermarks of the Mewati Gharana such as meend, layakari, kan-gayaki and proper bandish presentation. He has several awards to his credit such as the ‘Surmani’ award. He has performed widely in India as well as abroad, at prestigious festivals and received a good applause all over.
In memory of his late father Pandit Motiram and brother Pandit Maniram, Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj, in association with the Department of Culture, organises a music festival every year at the Nizam College grounds, where his father and brother taught music to several students. This festival is being organised since 35 years.
The entry to the samaroh is free. Please contact the Department of Culture at 2324-2482 for further details.