A lot of events happen every year at the Nizam College grounds. They're divided into the one and the others.
On the occasion of the 34th Annual Pandit Motiram Pandit Maniram Sangeet Samaroh from 30th November to 3rd December, the Department of Culture is organising a Hindustani vocal recital by Pandit Jasraj today at the Nizam College grounds.
Pandit Jasraj was born in 1930, and though his father Pandit Motiram was a renowned Hindustani vocalist, Pandit Jasraj, after a brief initiation into vocal music by his father, opted for the tabla, under the training of Pandit Pratapnarayan. This was merely a decision taken to create an additional means of livelihood in order to lighten the burden of family responsibilities, that were thrust upon by the sudden demise of Panditji's father.
However, at the age of 14, he rebelled against the humiliating treatment given to accompanying artists, and vowed to never to be an accompanist. So he decided to learn singing. Under the tutelage of his older brother Sangeet Mahamahopadhyaya Pandit Maniram and with the spiritual influence of Maharaja Jaywant Singhji Waghela, Pandit Jasraj began his vocal and spiritual journey.
The Maharaja, himself a gifted and scholarly musician of the Mewati Gharana, gently ushered Jasraj into the realm of devotion, preparing him for the sublime music.
Thereafter, there was no looking back, as Panditji went on to become one of the greatest musicians. He has not only performed at various cities of India, but also all parts of the world. He has received several titles and award such as Padma Bhushan, Sangeet Martand, Sangeet Kala Ratna, Sangeet Natak Academy Award, Doctorate in Music by Vishwa Unnayan Sansad (West Bengal), Maharashtra Gaurav Puraskar and Dinanath Mangeshkar Award, to name a few.
In memory of his late father Pandit Motiram and brother Pandit Maniram, Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj organises a music festival every year at the Nizam College grounds, where his father and brother taught music to several students. The entry to the samaroh is free.
Please contact the Department of Culture at 2324-2482, for further details.