Dr Mohankumar Darekar - The Artist

Sangeetacharya Dr Mohankumar Darekar is one of today’s widely acclaimed performers, gifted with a powerful, well trained voice that traverses with ease over three octaves, while displaying perfect diction, purity in sur and a very good command over tala and laya allowing him to create complex and rhythmically very attractive tana and sargam combinations. His very personal style is a beautiful blend mainly of the Agra and Jaipur Gharanas, accented by elements of Banaras and Gwalior Gharanas – a style which, by giving expression to intense bhakti, touches the souls of all his listeners.

For over 15 years he has received systematic training under his illustrious Guruji, the late Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki. For his PhD he took guidance from Dr Vikas Kashalkar who, after the passing of his beloved Guruji, also gave him further instructions in the style of the Gwalior Gharana. Presently Dr Darekar is taking training from Pandits Rajan and Sajan Mishra in the style of the Banaras Gharana. In addition he has learned Dhrupad and Dhamar from Ustad Saiuddin Dagar.

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