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Diwali Pahaat 2023 Post-Premier

Diwali Pahat Special : Balgandharva Te Anandgandharva

The prestigious ‘Bal Gandharva Te Anand Gandharva’ program has been broadcasted as our Diwali Pahaat 2023 program, to celebrate this festival of lights…


  • Pt. Anand Bhate (Vocal)
  • Prathamesh Laghate (Vocal)
  • Mugdha Vaishampayan (Vocal)
  • Bhagyesh Marathe (Vocal)

Compered by one of the most popular anchors on the television network as well as on stage, Smt. Mangala Khadilkar.

Featured Artists

Anand Bhate

Anand Bhate

Anand Bhate inherited the singing tradition from his great-grandfather Bhate Buva, who was a well-known vocalist for Thumri and Natya Sangeet in the 19th century. By the age of 10, he had started systematic training in classical singing from Chandrashekhar Deshpande, after which he trained under Yashwantbua Marathe and with Bhimsen Joshi, with whom he trained for 15 years. Over the years, he has performed all over India and abroad in many prestigious music festivals such as the Sawai Gandharva Sangeet Mahotsav. He won the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer for Balgandharva.

Bhagyesh Marathe

Bhagyesh Marathe

Bhagyesh Marathe is a promising vocalist of Indian classical music who belongs to Gwaliar and Agra gharana. He has been lucky to be the grandson of the legendary Indian classical vocalist Sangeet Bhushan Pandit Ram Marathe. He began learning music under the guidance of his father Pt. Sanjay Marathe for 6 to 8 yrs. Bhagyesh has performed in various youth festivals and Sangeet Mahotsavs like Pt. Bhimesn Joshi Mahotsav, Pt. Ram Marathe Smruti Samaroha etc. He has won awards such as Dr. Vasantrao Deshpande Yuvapuraskar, Kusumagraj Yuvapuraskar for excellence in Khayalgayaki, Pt. Vazebuwa Puraskar by Pune Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Pt. D,V. Paluskar Puraskar 2012.

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Prathamesh Laghate

Prathamesh Laghate was born in Aravli, Ratnagiri, to a family with an 89-year-old tradition of singing bhajans. Prathamesh started singing and playing the tabla at a young age of about 4 or 5, and was soon performing with his uncle’s bhajan mandal. His formal training in music began in 2003 with Shri Satish Kunte and Smt. Veena Kunte at Chiplun. He achieved TV prominence as a finalist on Zee Marathi’s “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs” in 2008-2009. Nurturing the dream of becoming a classical vocalist, Prathamesh continued his musical education with Dr. Vikas Kashalkar in Pune and Shri Prasad Gulavni in Ratnagiri.

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Mugdha Vaishampayan

Mugdha Bhagwan Vaishampayan is currently a disciple of Vidushi Shubhada Paradkar. She completed her Sangeet Visharad from Akhil Bharatiya Gandharv Mahavidyalaya in April 2016. She has sung for several music albums, TV serials, and films, and has successfully toured globally. Besides Raigad Bhushan, Kala Bhushan, and Shahu Modak Puraskar, some of the important awards Mugdha has won include “Manik Varma Puraskar” from Pune Bharat Gayan Samaj in 2016, “Shanmukha Sangeet Shiromani” from Shanmukhananda Sangeet Sabha in 2017, “Vasantrao Deshpande Yuva Puraskar” from Vasantrao Deshpande Memorial Foundation in 2018, and “Kalyan Konkan Ratna” from Kalyan Konkan Mahotsav in 2019.

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    1 Comment

    • Posted 09 Nov 2023 5:16 pm 0Likes
      by Shankar Nadkarni

      Great work of arranging quality music & dance programs of well known artists.

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