2015-2016 Bhimsen Joshi Award Has Been Honored to Sarangi Expert Ram Narayan (Download PDF)


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The prestigious Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi Classical Music Award for year 2015 - 2016 has been honored to Sarangi maestro Pandit Ram Narayan (88). Pandit Ram Narayan is first internationally successful sarangi player. He is solo promoter of musical instrument as a single concert instrument in Hindustani classical music.

About Pandit Ram Narayan

  • Pandit Ram Narayan was born on 25 December 1927 in Udaipur, Mewar British India province.
  • He is the first International Successful Sarangi Player.
  • Since his childhood he was playing the sarangi and over the years acquired global acclaim for his music.
  • He also had given his performances on All India Radio in Delhi and also in many other countries.
  • He also has trained hundreds of Indian and foreign students.
  • He was awared with Padma Vibhushan (2005).

About Pandit Bhimsen Joshi Classical Music Award:

  • The Maharashtra government has founded this awared in the memory of vocalist Bhimsen Joshi.
  • It is honored to persons who have excelled in classical vocal or instrumental music.
  • A committee of top music artistes and exponents jointly select the person for this awared.
  • The award includes 5 lakh rupees in cash, a trophy and a citation.

Sarangi: “It is a bowed, short-necked string instrument from India which is used in Hindustani classical music. “

- Published/Last Modified on: February 8, 2016


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