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Rohit Khavale (pakhawaj)
Kasturi Deshpande Manjrekar (khayal

Supported by Citi

Currently being trained by Suresh Talwalkar under the ‘NCPA Citi Support to Gurus’ initiative, Rohit Khavale received initial training in pakhawaj from Maheshwar Bhagure at Shri Sant Eka Janardhani Gurukul. He has been a recipient of Mitra Foundation Scholarship and Art Hub Scholarship. Khavale has performed solo across the country and has accompanied Kathak dancers in their performances. He has also accompanied his gurus in solo performances and in ‘Taal Yatra’, an Indian classical ensemble led by Talwalkar.

Kasturi Deshpande Manjrekar presents a style of gayaki that is a unique blend of Jaipur, Agra and Gwalior gharanas. Currently training with Arun Kashalkar, Manjrekar has been a recipient of the Citi NCPA Scholarship for Young Musicians in 2021-23. She has also won National Scholarship for Young Artists and Bharat Ratna Pt. Bhimsen Joshi Scholarship. She has won several awards at music competitions and delivered performances around the country. Manjrekar has been awarded a gold medal while pursuing her master’s in music at the University of Mumbai and is currently pursuing her doctorate.


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