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Legacy

Sangeet Samrat
Ustaad 
Alladiya Khan Saheb

The doyen of this Gharana gayaki is none other than the great Ustaad Alladiya Khan Saheb. Khansaheb has established a lineage of this unique style through the tenure of his teachings and given the country some of the finest vocalists.

Gayana Saraswati,
Padma Vibhushan
Smt. Kishori Amonkar

Smt. Kishori Amonkar, inherited all the nuances of this Gharana under the hawk eyes of her mother and guru. As her music progressed and matured she gained recognition as Gaayana Saraswati, Padma Vibhushan Smt. Kishori Amonkar. With a strong and solid foundation of the style, Kishori Tai started exploring beyond the realm of the Gharana. Her forays into this exploration and experimentation gave her an expansive repertoire transcending into a unique style of her own. Her melodiously soulful voice enthralled connoisseurs and listeners of Hindustani Classical music all over the globe. Smt. Kishori Amonkar was a recipient of world wide acclaim and acknowlegement and was the recipient of prestigious awards. Lalit Kala Akademi Award, Padma Bhushan followed later by Padma Vibhushan, the coveted Taansen Puraskar to mention a few. She was also felicitated with 5 D’litts from various universities in India.

Smt. Tejashree Amonkar Pandya

Smt. Tejashree Amonkar Pandya is a young and talented Hindustani classical singer, and the grand daughter of the legendary vocalist  Gayana Saraswati Kishori Amonkar. She has inherited the rich musical legacy of her grandmother and great grand mother.

Tejashree's performances are a true reflection of her beautiful and soulful voice, which has a mesmerizing quality that captivates her listeners. She has a vast repertoire of classical and semi-classical compositions, which she presents with great flair and finesse. She has performed at various prestigious venues across India and abroad. As a young torch bearer of Kishori Tai's gayaki, Tejashree has taken on the responsibility of preserving and propagating this rich musical heritage. 

Gaana Tapaswini,
Padma Bhushan
Smt. Mogubai Kurdikar

‘Mai’ as addressed by all, proved herself as a staunch follower of Khansaheb’s teachings. Mai took immense efforts in nurturing her music and passing on the Jaipur-Atrauli Gharana treasure to many students of which one was her daughter Kishori Amonkar.

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