stad Ghulam Mustafa Khan honored at the 14th Vasantotsav, spearheaded by Suresh Wadkar, Acharya Jialal Vasant Sangeet Niketan


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Suresh Wadkar, Ustad Zakir Hussain and Hariharan

Year after year felicitating the proficient musicians, this Vasantotsav, the pious Acharya Jialal Vasant Sangeet Niketan bestows the Uttam Vag- Geykar Jialal Vasant Award to Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan by Hon’ble Shri Dilip Walse – Patil.(Speaker of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly) prem Vasant as a token symbolising strong foundation presented 1.25 Kgs silver brick to Ghulam Mustafa khan saheb she spoke about how incredible his journey of music has been and still on and making a difference and contributing to the country .

Suresh Wadkar honouring Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan with Dilip Walse - Patil

Hariharan, Padmashri, U.Srinivas, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Shri Dilip Walse- Patil, and Suresh Wadkar and Padma Wadkar

Suresh Wadkar, a luminary created from the music school Acharya Jialal Vasant Sangeet Niketan, a National Award Winner under the category of Best Male Playback Singer, keeping alive the tradition of the music school of by honoring & felicitating the accomplished musicians with Uttam Vag- Geykar Jialal Vasant Award at Vasantotsav., it was ably supported by Padma Wadkar

Zakir Husain and Suresh Wadkar unveiling the painting of Acharya Jialal Vasant

Padmashri, U.Srinivas Performing with Ustad Zakir Hussain in a Jugalbandi

This year in its 14th Edition Acharya Jialal Vasant Sangeet Niketan acknowledges the accomplishments of the Padma Bhushan Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan.

Sitara Devi

The evening saw magical performances by the maestros Grammy Award Winner Ustad Zakir Hussain & Padma Shri U Srinivas amidst the presence of Hariharan, Anuradha Podwal, Sitara Devi ,Rahul Vaidya, Deepak pandit,Ajay Pohankar,& other eminent personalities from the political & music fraternity

Anuradha Paudwal

Hariharan was in high spirits during the most outstanding synergy with Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan.

The Award instituted in 2001 in honor of Acharya Jialal Vasant who himself was an Uttam Vag-Geykar , an accomplished musician proficient in all three fields of music- Vocal, Instrumental Music & Dance. The award presented every year on Vasantotsav to an accomplished performing artist carries an amount of Rupees One Lakh & a silver brick weighing one & quarter kilos with the citation of Uttam Vag-Geykar.

A Portrait of Acharya Jialal Vasant was unveiled by Suresh Wadkar and Zakir Hussain.

The recipients of the prestigious awards over the years include; Smt. Lata Mangeshkar ji Smt. Hema Malini ji, Ustad Zakir Hussain ji, Pt. Bhimsen Joshi ji, Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasiyaji, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan Ji & other icons in the music fraternity.

Suresh Wadkar, the ardent disciple who kept the legacy of his Guru’s music school intact mentions, “We are in our 14th Edition, it brings me immense pleasure & pride to initiate & witness the felicitation of Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan.

He further adds, “The Award & Festival are the efforts fulfilling his dream of re-establishing the glory of Indian Classical Music & instilling respect towards our heritage among the youth of India as well as the world over.”



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