Ninad Daithankar (santoor)
Om Bongane (khayal)
Prominent among the various initiatives undertaken by Citi and the NCPA to support practitioners of Indian music is Scholarships to Young Musicians. This series has been conceptualised to showcase the beneficiaries of these initiatives. The programmes are in the field of Hindustani vocal (dhrupad and khayal) and instrumental music (melody and percussion instruments).
Ninad Daithankar is the Citi-NCPA Scholarship winner, 2020-21. An up-and-coming santoor player from Pune, he has been learning the instrument from his father and Dr. Dhananjay Daithankar (senior disciple of Shivkumar Sharma) for 12 years. He is equally proficient in Hindustani classical and light classical music and has performed in various prestigious music festivals held in India and abroad. A recipient of Ajay Bakshi Smruti Puraskar and Indumati Kale Yuva Vadyavadak Puraskar, he is pursuing his master’s in Music from Bharati Vidyapeeth’s School of Performing Arts, Pune.
Om Bongane is the Citi-NCPA Scholarship winner, 2017-18. He started learning vocal music at the age of seven while also learning to play the harmonium and tabla. He initially took taleem in music from his father Prof. Kachru Bongane and later, learned in the gurukul style from Nath Neralkar and continues to train under him. Currently, he is taking Rampur- Saheswan Ggharana taleem from Rashid Khan. He is a recipient of Vishnu Digambar Paluskar Award by Sharda Sangeet Vidyalaya and Pt. Vasantrao Deshpande Young Artist Award by SCZCC among other awards. Bongane has also performed at various music festivals.
This event was staged at the Experimental Theatre on 12th March 2021
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