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Prakashsingh Salunke [Patiyala Gharana]

Surmani Pt. Prakashsingh Salunkeji comes from a family of musicians who were Darbar Gayaks (Court musicians) at the court of Nizam of Hydrabad. He belongs to a tradition of 13 generations of continuous Gayaki. Salunkeji has been groomed in classical vocal singing by his uncle Babu singh, his father Chhagansingh who was his Guru.

Endowed with a rich and resonant voice, he has tremendously enriched the khayal Gayaki of the patiyala Gharana. His alapi or vilambit exposition of bandish gradually unfolds the raga in its desired mood. His breath control is cultivated by years of vigorous practice and he weaves intricate patterns of bottom Gamak tan, jabada tan, Halak tan, Punjabi tan and Merukhand, this is the specialty of the Salunkeji's Gayaki. He has rich collection of Parichit and Aparichit ragas. His specialty is Khayal Gayaki,Tumaries,Tappa and Tarana.

Salunkeji was awarded 'Sangeet Alankar' degree of Gandharva Maha-Vidyalaya. He is M.A. in music and was first class in 1974. He has got the 'SURMANI' Puraskar in 1980 by the SURSINGAR SANSAD of Bombay. He has also got the 'TANSEN' Puraskar in 1981 by the Swami Haridas Sangeet Sammelan. He is an artist who also performs on Radio and Doordarshan. The programs of Salunkeji are often telecasted on Doordarshan and Zee T.V.,All India Radio also telecast his classical programs regularly.

He has performed in numerous music recitals which includes the Hydrabad Sangeet Sammelan, Jabalpur Sangeet Sammelan, Amaravati, Nagpur, Bangol (Kolkata), Delhi, Mumbai, Goa and the prestigious 'Sawai Gandharva' Concert in Pune for several times. He had also performed at Dubai. In this tour, he has performed at the International Sports Club, Gandhar Music circle, Abudhabhi Swar Sangam Music Circle, Sharjah Maharashtra Mandal and some private programs. His commercial Audio cassette is available in all over India.

Contact Details

Vikram Apartments,
Hingne Khurd,Vitthalwadi
Sinhagad Road,
Pune :- 411051.
Phone no :- (020)24349308, Mobile no :- 9423562587

Pt. Prakashsingh Salunke [Patiyala Gharana]

Pt. Prakashsingh Salunke
Surmani Pt. Prakashsingh Salunkeji comes from a family of musicians who were Darbar Gayaks (Court musicians) at the court of Nizam of Hydrabad. He belongs to a tradition of 13 generations of continuous Gayaki. Salunkeji has been groomed in classical vocal singing by his uncle Babu singh, his father Chhagansingh who was his Guru.

Endowed with a rich and resonant voice, he has tremendously enriched the khayal Gayaki of the patiyala Gharana. His alapi or vilambit exposition of bandish gradually unfolds the raga in its desired mood. His breath control is cultivated by years of vigorous practice and he weaves intricate patterns of bottom Gamak tan, jabada tan, Halak tan, Punjabi tan and Merukhand, this is the specialty of the Salunkeji's Gayaki. He has rich collection of Parichit and Aparichit ragas. His specialty is Khayal Gayaki,Tumaries,Tappa and Tarana.

Salunkeji was awarded 'Sangeet Alankar' degree of Gandharva Maha-Vidyalaya. He is M.A. in music and was first class in 1974. He has got the 'SURMANI' Puraskar in 1980 by the SURSINGAR SANSAD of Bombay. He has also got the 'TANSEN' Puraskar in 1981 by the Swami Haridas Sangeet Sammelan. He is an artist who also performs on Radio and Doordarshan. The programs of Salunkeji are often telecasted on Doordarshan and Zee T.V.,All India Radio also telecast his classical programs regularly.

He has performed in numerous music recitals which includes the Hydrabad Sangeet Sammelan, Jabalpur Sangeet Sammelan, Amaravati, Nagpur, Bangol (Kolkata), Delhi, Mumbai, Goa and the prestigious 'Sawai Gandharva' Concert in Pune for several times. He had also performed at Dubai. In this tour, he has performed at the International Sports Club, Gandhar Music circle, Abudhabhi Swar Sangam Music Circle, Sharjah Maharashtra Mandal and some private programs. His commercial Audio cassette is available in all over India.

Contact Details

Vikram Apartments,
Hingne Khurd,Vitthalwadi
Sinhagad Road,
Pune :- 411051.
Phone no :- (020)24349308, Mobile no :- 9423562587