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Geetika Umdekar Masurkar


Born in a family of Musicians,vocalist Geetika is the granddaughter of Late Pt.Balabhau Umdekar "kundal Guru", a court musician of the erstwhile Gwalior State and an accomplished great exponent from Gwalior Gharana of Hindustani classical music.

Geetika is amongst those few vocalist who are carrying forward their family tradition of music through their mesmerizing talent.

Geetika's father and mentor, Pt. Shriram Umdekar is a well known Sitar Maestro ( Disciple of his father and Ustad Amjad Ali Khan Saheb) and is equally well in playing both Surbahar and Rudra Veena.

An all India Radio certified "B high" graded artist, Geetika's musical carrier blossomed under precise guidance of her father Pt. Shriram Umdekar and aunt Late Mrs. Kamal Mandal (disciples of Late Pt. Balabhau Umdekar" kundalguru").

Geetika is a regular performer of the All India Radio and Television Network and has performed in many prestigious music festivals of country, Including

"Tansen Sangeet Samaroh" Gwalior,
"Saptak Music Festival" organized by Bharat Bhavan Bhopal,
"Pratibha Utsav" organized by North Central Zone Cultural Center, Allahabad,
"Aarambh" organized by Ustad Allauddin Khan Sangeet Kala Parishad,Bhopal,
"Uttaradhikar Sangeet Samaroh" Sagar, Organized by Allauddin Khan Sangeet Kala Parishad Bhopal,
"Tansen Rasik Shrinkhala" organized by Ustad Allauddin Khan Sangeet Kala Parishad, Bhopal,
"Yuva Sangeet Nritya Mahatosav" Dhamtari, organized by South Central Zone Cultural Center, Nagpur,
"Naad Sadhana Annual Festival" organized by Sangeet Kala Kendra, Agara.

Geetika has participated and won various competitions and has been awarded with renowned scholarships across India.

Geetika has also been honoured/ awarded with titles such as " Sanfeet Bhushan" ,"Sangeet Ratna" and "Sangeetacharya" and double Gold Medalist in both Kovid and Master of Art (Music) from "Indira Kala Sangeet vishwavidyalay Khairagarh" .

Geetika has a seasoned and steady voice with good flexibility. Her exposition of the Khayal is chaste and pure. She enhances her singing with a number of musical ornaments. Her vocal has embraced the distinctive features and niceties of the Gwalior Gharana. Her Khayal gayaki carries various technical subtleties and originalities of Gwalior Gharana while demonstrating gradual unfolding of the raaga and its gravity. Geetika has equal command over Hori, Tappa, Tarana, and Bhajan forms of Indian Classical Music.

AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

1. Performed Tansen Sangeet Samaroh in the year 2006 and 2014
2. Awarded National Talent Search Scholarship by Center for Cultural Resources and Training.New Delhi, for North Indian Classical Vocal music.
3. Awarded scholarship by Tansen Sangeet Academy Gwalior.
4. Awarded a scholarship by Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Govt. Of India for North Indian Classical Vocal music.
5. Awarded scholarship by Ustad Allauddin Khan Sangeet Kala Parishad Bhopal.
6. Stood first in All India music competition organized by Brihan Maharashtra Mandal, Allahabad.
7. Silver madal in State Youth Festival Bhopal.
8. Awarded "Naad saadhak" by Sangeet Kala Kendra, Agara.
9. Awarded "Sangeet Kala Samman" in Indore.
10. Awarded "Sur-Mani" by Sur Singar Samsad, Mumbai.

Address--
B-504, Amit Colori, Near by Atur Nagar, Undri, Pune-411060.